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, 2014See also: Area map
Netherlands and Belgium to end lawless border oddity by swapping land peacefully
Washington Post - 11/29/2016 10:54:47 AM
Last year, India and Bangladesh began the exchange of more than 160 enclaves — small areas of sovereignty completely surrounded on all sides by another country — and ending what may have been the world's weirdest border dispute after 70 years.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites In Jordan
worldatlas.com - 12/7/2016 5:11:50 PM
Jordan covers an area of 35,637 square miles and has a population of up to 9.8 million. The country’s diverse landscapes and environments ... UNESCO designated it a cultural world heritage site in 2015. Petra is a historical and archaeological city ...
Almost half the world will be online by end of 2016; poorer countries will lag, report shows
Reuters - 11/22/2016 5:55:16 AM
In the world's developed countries about 80 percent of the population use the ... The offline population is female, elderly, less educated, poorer and lives in rural areas, said the union, a specialized agency for information and communication technologies.
18 Diseases The World Has Turned Its Back On
The Huffington Post - 12/6/2016 7:40:22 AM
Only 13 countries are known to still have cases of yaws ... Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter visits the Sudanese village of Lojura -- one of the world's worst areas for Guinea worm -- on Feb. 11, 2010. The Carter Centre has been working in Sudan ...
‘The World Sees Me as the One Who Will Find Another Earth’
New York Times - 12/7/2016 11:42:33 AM
Her area of expertise is the relatively new field of exoplanets ... Kepler was searching, somewhat blindly, an impossibly small sliver of space, and it found a potentially habitable world more quickly than anyone might have guessed. In August, astronomers ...
15 things to see, do, eat, and drink in St Petersburg, the world's best city for culture in 2016
The Business Insider - 12/5/2016 11:23:27 AM
Petersburg in Russia was recently named the best cultural destination in the world by the World ... before Peter the Great took the area by force and transformed it into Russia's capital city. Moscow was reinstated as the country's capital during the ...
Bible translators in dangerous countries face persecution 'every week,' activists say
FOX News - 12/6/2016 9:09:15 PM
A leading international organization helping Bible to be translated in mother tongues around the world is urging Christians ... in 314 languages in 76 countries, explained that the most severe and brutal persecution occurs in areas where Christianity ...
Morning Call All-Area girls XC runner of year: Stroudsburg's Allana Powlette
The Morning Call - 12/6/2016 9:09:15 PM
the Nordic island country of Iceland and all around the shores at the New York Finger Lakes, among other scenic territories. Though she sight-sees by foot because it's something she enjoys, it's also helped her develop into one of the area's elite distance ...
Mass surveillance exposed by Snowden is about control, not counterterrorism – Oliver Stone to RT
RT - 12/7/2016 9:40:52 AM
He was wrong because the world was more interested in ‘kill the messenger ... “The datamining that we are doing as a country was missed by the general public. They think it’s about their iPhone only, or their computer. But it’s a small part ...
World Bank Injects $122 million to Tackle TB in Southern Africa including Malawi
The Maravi Post - 12/7/2016 12:04:02 PM
and cross-border areas of the four target countries. Its primary beneficiaries will be TB-affected individuals and households in line with the World Bank Group’s goals to support the most vulnerable as part of its thrust to ending extreme poverty and ...
Reasons Why The US Will Dominate The World Economy For The Foreseeable Future
Forbes - 12/5/2016 9:07:27 AM
In my view, the two areas where it makes the most sense for the United ... they have to dish out a lot more payment for the retirees. There is only one country in the world that is an exception to that: the United States, because we are the only place ...
India unveils the world's largest solar power plant
Al JAZEERA - 11/30/2016 4:19:53 AM
The facility in Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu, has a capacity of 648 MW and covers an area of 10 sq/km ... joining only a handful of countries that can make this claim. As solar power increases, India is expected to become the world's third-biggest solar market ...
Freezing, dense fog advisories issued for Green Country
Tulsa World - 12/5/2016 6:15:39 AM
Light ice accumulation is possible on bridges in areas that are below freezing. The NWS issued the freezing fog advisory for Rogers, Mayes, Delaware, Creek, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Wagoner, Cherokee, Adair, Muskogee and McIntosh counties. The NWS issued the ...
How women dominate the country’s most powerful advisory council — the one that pulls Canada’s economic strings
Financial Post - 12/7/2016 8:50:45 AM
The ministers came to meet Morneau’s economic advisers, a group that includes two PhDs in chemistry, two venture-capital gurus based in Silicon Valley, the chief economist of the World Economic ... moves would benefit the country. To put more women ...
Events will honor Fremont-area WWII vets profiled in book
Omaha.com - 12/5/2016 12:10:34 AM
Eighteen Fremont-area World War II veterans will gather for a public open house ... The book tells the stories of 19 men and two women from Nebraska who left home to defend their country in the years following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii ...