Definition: This entry includes three subfields. Total area is the sum of all land and water areas delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines. Land area is the aggregate of all surfaces delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines, excluding inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Water area is the sum of the surfaces of all inland water bodies, such as lakes, reservoirs, or rivers, as delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Area map
World Day of Prayer Service to be held at Knox United in Glace Bay, Friday
Cape Breton Post - 3/5/2014 10:26:49 PM
GLACE BAY — The public is invited to the annual World Day of Prayer, being held at Knox United Church, Commercial Street, Glace Bay, Friday, at 7 p.m. "It's ... a different church hosts the service every year, but all churches in Glace Bay ...
490 - Map of the World's Countries Rearranged by Population
Big Think - 11/20/2010 11:59:42 PM
Russia itself would be relegated to Kazakhstan, which still is the largest landlocked country in the world, but with few hopes of a role on the world stage commensurate with Russia's clout, which in no small part derives from its sheer size. Canada ...
World’s first five country protected area to conserve “Europe’s Amazon”
wwf.panda.org - 3/24/2011 11:55:49 PM
Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia and Slovenia today signed a historic declaration to establish a trans-boundary UNESCO Biosphere Reserve to protect their shared nature and wildlife along the Mura, Drava and Danube rivers, “Europe’s Amazon”.
Largest Country of the World by Area
Meri News - 2/27/2014 11:56:50 AM
Russia is the largest country in the world by total area covering more than one eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area. Russia's total area is 17,075,400 square kilometres. Country has the world's largest forest reserves. With more than 143 million ...
Incredible: Man tattoos world map on his back, colours each country he has been to
YNaija - 3/7/2014 3:22:06 PM
Curious about the places this man has been to? Just check out his back. 59-year-old Bill Passman is a globe-trotter who is keeping track of his travels on a giant map tattoo. He is also a retired lawyer from Louisiana and has been to 60 different countries ...
Journal-World All-Area boys cross country team
LJWORLD - 11/28/2012 6:31:29 AM
The Wildcats senior raced to top-10 finishes at the Rim Rock Farm Classic and KC Metro Championship before taking first place in the Frontier League, winning a Class 4A regional title and finishing his outstanding prep cross country career as 4A’s state ...
2013 Journal-World All-Area Girls Cross Country Team
LJWORLD - 12/11/2013 5:44:03 AM
Just a freshman, Venters burst onto the cross country scene with an amazing fall, capped by a first-place finish at the Class 6A state championship, which helped the Firebirds make program history with their first team title. Amber Akin, Mill Valley ...
World's overlooked countries to buy second citizenship, residency
CNN - 7/1/2013 3:56:43 AM
It best applies to just two countries in the world -- both of which happen to be in the ... Cons for permanent residency include mandatory military service for second-generation males who are also permanent residents, well-known censorship ...
China is the world's second-largest country by land area!
defence.pk - 5/2/2013 11:58:53 PM
what happens if you hypothetically exclude tibet, uyghur and inner mongolia? thats 4 million square km right there. if you add the adjoining sichuan, qinghai, gansu then thats roughly 60% of China. why ethnic minority provinces make up such a large chunk ...
Why For aren't there more countries in Epcot's World Showcase area?
Jim Hill Media - 2/27/2014 11:59:50 PM
Kathy T. writes in to say: In honor of the upcoming 25th anniversary of Epcot, I was wondering if you could share some stories about how that theme park actually came into being. Well, one part of the Epcot Center story that has (in my opinion, anyway ...
Retired Louisiana lawyer tattoos world map on back, colors in countries he visits
New York Daily News - 2/12/2014 5:36:45 PM
So far he's been to 60 different nations, meaning more than 50% of the land surface is covered. And he one day hopes to have the entire area colored in. Passman caught the travel bug after getting his first passport in 2006 at age 51 ...
Google Barge Now Docked in "Asparagus" Country in Stockton
NBC Bay Area - 3/6/2014 10:04:09 PM
The mysterious Google barge seen floating in the San Francisco Bay has docked in a city sometimes hailed as the "asparagus capital of the world," making its new home in Stockton, Calif. "It's been a busy six months for our barge and it's grown tired of all ...
Washington: A world apart
Washington Post - 11/8/2013 11:55:28 PM
Now, lawyers and doctors marry each other. A recent analysis of census data by sociologists Sean Reardon of Stanford and Kendra Bischoff of Cornell highlighted how middle-income neighborhoods have been fading away as more people live in areas ...
Overweight People In Developing World Outnumber Those In Rich Countries
KQED - 1/4/2014 5:40:03 PM
People are getting fatter around the world. And the problem is growing most rapidly in developing countries, researchers reported Friday. “Over the last 30 years, the number of people who are overweight and obese in the developing world has tripled ...
Wanted by 4 countries, ex-banker faces extradition
Inside Bay Area - 1/8/2014 4:49:23 AM
PARIS—He is wanted in his native Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Russia. He was ordered jailed in Britain. An opposition leader from a country that has been ruled by the same man since 1989, a former banker accused of siphoning off billions, Mukhtar Ablyazov has ...