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
Liberia quarantines area where new Ebola case appeared
FOX News - 7/1/2015 8:00:30 AM
The area is not near Liberia's borders with Sierra Leone and Guinea, neighboring countries that still have Ebola cases. The World Health Organization declared Liberia Ebola-free on May 9, after it went 42 days without a new case. Liberia had been hardest ...
Armenia whacked by protests over electricity price hike
Arizona Daily Sun - 7/1/2015 12:36:42 AM
After hours of hesitation, police dispersed the rally with the help of water cannons, arresting nearly 240 people, but thousands of protesters flooded back to the area shortly after ... and corruption draining the country's scarce resources.
Default Seen Averted in Credit Swaps by Greek Failure to Pay IMF
Bloomberg - 7/1/2015 9:33:34 AM
Investors are concerned that the country may leave the euro ... decide the country’s future in the euro area. Greece’s missed payment is the largest in the history of the IMF, which was conceived during World War II to coordinate monetary policy ...
The hunt for the world’s missing carbon
Nature - 7/1/2015 4:54:23 AM
With a major international climate negotiation approaching later this year, and billions of dollars in forest payments potentially on the table, scientists are racing to advise countries and ... as the 'missing sink'. The world's forests, which pull ...
Thailand lowers 2015 rice output forecast by over 2 mln tonnes
Reuters - 7/1/2015 10:16:31 AM
A drop in output in Thailand, one of the world's top rice exporters ... last week to delay planting their main crop in the fertile Chao Phraya River Basin area as the country battles drought in 16 out of 76 provinces. Although the wet or monsoon season ...
UN world heritage body warns of threat to Great Barrier Reef
News-Times - 7/1/2015 11:35:15 AM
BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations says it is concerned about the state of the Great Barrier Reef and is urging greater efforts to conserve one of the most world's spectacular ... told the meeting that his country had "clearly heard" the committee's ...
Biogen Invests in the Greater Zurich Area: Biopharmaceutical Plant in the Canton of Solothurn Planned
Market Watch - 7/1/2015 7:10:24 AM
Biogen is one of the world's oldest biotechnology companies and was founded in 1978 in Geneva. The company researches, develops and markets innovative therapies. Biogen employs more than 7,500 people in 30 countries. In the Greater Zurich Area, Biogen has ...
Ramblin' Rhodes: 7th Augusta Amusements season brings in big band, country, rock, more
The Augusta Chronicle - 7/1/2015 10:37:59 AM
Originally the movie version of the book had its world premiere in the Miller Theater and earned ... You might think that most of Deas’ audience members come from the Martinez and Evans area, but you would be wrong. “You would be surprised to learn ...
Collision again raises issue of concussions in World Cup
YAHOO - 7/1/2015 6:34:36 AM
MONTREAL (AP) -- Germany coach Silvia Neid said forward Alexandra Popp did not have a concussion after banging heads with U.S. midfielder Morgan Brian in the first half of the women's World Cup semifinal ... in the penalty area in front of the U.S ...
Sunderland woman’s survival tale from World War One Lusitania torpedo disaster
Sunderland Echo - 7/1/2015 11:20:56 AM
The 100th anniversary of one of the worst disasters of the First World War holds poignant memories for one Wearside ... “The family story is that he was returning from Canada to fight for his country. “But his wife, Edith Alice, survived.
Fears among those on the home front during World War II | Glover
New Jersey Online - 7/1/2015 6:48:55 AM
Belgium, Holland, France, and most of the European countries ... area. I was always relieved when the "all-clear" sounded from our Colonial Fire . The lights came back on and things returned to normal. Broadcast radio provided our link to the outside world.
World briefs: U.S., Cuba set to reopen embassies
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 7/1/2015 3:57:07 AM
Cuba’s medical milestone WASHINGTON — World health officials say Cuba ... a health official said. The area is not near Liberia’s borders with Sierra Leone and Guinea, neighboring countries that still have Ebola cases. Liberia had been hardest hit ...
Florida couple and four Yorkies bike through Cleveland on cross-country trip to honor brother’s memory
Your Houston News - 6/30/2015 11:53:45 PM
Florida couple and four Yorkies bike through Cleveland on cross-country trip to honor brother’s memory By ... on drug awareness put together by “The Foundation for a Drug Free World.” They are also giving out pamphlets to the public.
The 10 most important things in the world right now
The Business Insider - 7/1/2015 12:43:51 AM
which means the country is no longer receiving bailout funding for the first time since 2010. 2. More than 100 people may have been killed after a military transport plane crashed into a residential area shortly after take-off in northern Indonesia ...
ISIS extends reach to Russia, challenging al-Qaeda as world's top jihadist movement
Christian Today - 7/1/2015 2:38:23 AM
The Islamic State has expanded its reach to Russia after it declared a governorate in the country's North Caucasus region last week, opening a new front in the competition between ISIS and al-Qaeda for the top post in the world's jihadist movement.