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
At least two dead as South Korean ferry with almost 500 passengers aboard sinks off country’s southwestern coast
New York Daily News - 4/16/2014 2:46:00 AM
At least two people have died after a South Korean passenger ship with about 470 people aboard sank off the country’s southwestern coast ... The water in the area is 55 degrees Fahrenheit, which humans can survive in for about two hours.
490 - Map of the World's Countries Rearranged by Population
Big Think - 11/20/2010 11:59:42 PM
What if the world were rearranged so that the inhabitants of the country with the largest population would move to the country with the largest area? And the second-largest population would migrate to the second-largest country, and so on? The result would ...
Get happy in the world's happiest countries
CNN - 3/20/2014 11:56:24 PM
The happiest of countries -- many of which are in Scandinavia ... The Great Barrier Reef covers 344,400 kilometers in area and includes the largest coral reef ecosystem in the world. Some 600 continental islands, 3,000 coral reefs and about 150 inshore ...
SEE IT: Ukrainian armored vehicles surround, carve donuts outside buildings seized by pro-Russian forces
New York Daily News - 4/16/2014 3:17:37 PM
Pro-Russian separatists hoisted the Russian flag on Ukrainian army armored vehicles in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, mocking the pro-Western Kiev government's attempt to reassert control on the eve of crucial talks in Geneva on the country's future.
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 ...
World's overlooked countries to buy second citizenship, residency
CNN - 6/30/2013 7:25:30 AM
... country is a member of the Schengen Area with its 26 countries spanning most of western Europe sharing common borders without immigration control -- not to mention more than 160 countries in total around the world -- on par with Australia and Canada.
Journal-World All-Area girls cross country team
LJWORLD - 11/28/2012 6:10:01 AM
In her final season running for the Lions, the speedy senior finished in the top three at six different races before illness slowed her down in her season finale at the Class 6A state meet, where she finished 27th in the 4K. Morgan’s top time came when ...
Proactiveinvestors - 4/16/2014 1:23:05 PM
Pangolin Diamonds Corp. is building a leading diamond exploration and development company in the heart of Diamond Country – Botswana; the world's leading diamond producing ... aeromagnetic targets in the Project area, several of which have surface ...
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”.
Countries that hate America most
Detroit Free Press - 4/11/2014 1:04:33 AM
While people around the world tended to have positive opinions of U.S. leadership ... worse than in all but one other country in the area. Among the nations with the highest disapproval ratings of U.S. leadership, Slovenia is unique in that it is a ...
Latin America Is World's Most Violent Region
The Wall Street Journal - 4/11/2014 4:42:17 PM
Venezuela is the only country in the region with a consistently rising homicide rate since 1994, the report said. "Latin America as a region has the highest rate of criminal violence in the world," said Angela Me, the chief of research at the UNODC.
Washington: A world apart
Washington Post - 11/8/2013 11:55:28 PM
“This is a wonderful area. I’m not sure all the people ... Frey said Washington is an example of how the country is compartmentalizing itself into clusters of people with different backgrounds and world views. “It’s a magnet for people who grew ...
South Korea says 292 missing, 3 dead in ferry disaster
The Indian Express - 4/16/2014 3:17:37 PM
The area is about 470 kilometers (290 miles ... The ship had set sail from Incheon, a city in the northern part of the country and the site of South Korea’s main international airport, on Tuesday night for an overnight, 14-hour journey to the tourist ...
Polio: Nigeria 2nd Largest Country With Unimmunised Kids
Indepth Africa - 4/14/2014 12:49:40 PM
Nigeria accounts for 3.8 million of the estimated 22.6 million unimmunised children against polio living in different countries of the world, the United Nation ... against polio disease at Ojodu-Berger area of Lagos State recently. Photo: EMMANUEL ...
Three area breweries place in World Beer Cup
The Business Journal - 4/15/2014 12:12:41 PM
The Albuquerque area was well represented in the 2014 World Beer Cup held in Denver over the weekend ... And according to a Livability.com report, Albuquerque is the best mid-sized city in the country for beer.