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
Spread of Ebola virus in 6 countries
USA Today - 10/30/2014 9:43:46 AM
The World Health Organization ... been treated outside of the outbreak area in West Africa. Five cases have been diagnosed outside of West Africa. Here are six charts that explain the number of deaths and cases per country as of Oct. 29: Countries with ...
Introducing the 'Ebola handshake': U.S ambassador to UN demonstrates safest way to greet people in countries at centre of outbreak
Daily Mail - 10/30/2014 3:20:12 PM
Speaking to Reuters after visiting the three worst-affected countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, Power said among several areas to focus on was removing the stigma of the deadly hemorrhagic disease in those countries and around the world.
China gives $6 million for food in Ebola countries
Inside Bay Area - 10/19/2014 10:06:57 PM
BEIJING (AP) — China has contributed $6 million to the World Food Program to help stave off food shortages in countries worst affected by the Ebola virus. The WFP announced Monday that the money will go to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the ...
11 Days of Remembrance: Finding a way: Fighting for country by any means
Medicine Hat News - 10/30/2014 6:44:48 AM
firstname.lastname@example.org @MHNGillianSlade When his parents dragged him home, after he’d enlisted for the First World War, this 16-year-old was so determined to join the throngs ready to fight for King and country ... in the Burdett area, was promised ...
How protected are they? Report finds world's Protected Areas may relax, shrink, even completely disappear (PART I)
Mongabay - 10/28/2014 3:44:03 PM
One remarkable database established by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), PADDDtracker.org ... kilometer to as large as altering 103,600 square kilometers (mean area affected per country was ~1300 square kilometers). Across the three regions assessed, PADDD ...
Why For aren't there more countries in Epcot's World Showcase area?
Jim Hill Media - 10/23/2014 11:56:45 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 ...
Algeria: Business Climate - World Bank Ranks Algeria Among Countries Having Embarked On Reform Process
AllAfrica - 10/29/2014 4:32:58 PM
Washington DC — The World Bank ranked Algeria among the 11th countries of the North Africa and Middle East ... have reformed in at least one area," says the international financial institution in its new annual report. The World Bank said that Algeria ...
Los Angeles: the World in a City
Reuters - 10/30/2014 2:01:28 PM
It is home to people from 140 countries, speaking 224 languages ... I went to Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in the Byzantine-Latino area to see if I could photograph a Greek wedding. Father Allan Boyd, an Orthodox priest of Scottish/Irish descent ...
Many colours of jihad: Tales of children and teens recruited by Islamic State
IN - 10/30/2014 8:20:51 PM
from different countries across the world with valid citizenship and passports, return to their home countries?Islamic State recruited at least 6,300 men in July, Rami Abdelrahman, founder of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told Reuters - a big ...
The 'Other' World Cup Takes Place in Chile With a Mission to Fight Homelessness
The Huffington Post - 10/30/2014 11:02:30 AM
"x Just two years later, in 2003, the first Homeless World Cup tournament took place in Harald Schmied's home country, Austria ... we partnered with Street Soccer USA's Bay Area affiliate (one of the Homeless World Cup's many partners), to use the ...
Watch Bay Area’s Matt Stonie Eat The 10,000 Calorie, 10 Lb ‘World’s Largest English Breakfast’
live105.cbslocal.com - 10/29/2014 10:27:54 AM
Bay Area competitive eater Matt Stonie posted his latest food challenge the “Massive 10,000 Calorie English Breakfast Challenge.” “Lots of my fans across the pond have been asking me to attempt their countries well known Giant Breakfast Challenges.”
Country music festival donates to area groups
The World - 10/16/2014 10:43:19 AM
The festival was held Aug. 1-3 on private property in the Sixes area. The Cape Blanco Country Music Festival worked with area schools, allowing them to sell tickets as a fundraiser. Schools received $40 out of every ticket sold. Brookings Christian School ...
Latest Giants World Series Is Mercifully Nearing An End
Forbes - 10/29/2014 6:31:41 AM
Yet somehow fans around the country tune out the Giants more than anyone ... When they’re in the World Series, it’s joy in the Bay Area, fright night everywhere else. Follow Me on Twitter
Ski Hearth Farm – America’s Newest Cross Country Ski Area Set to Open This Season
northforkvue.com - 10/14/2014 9:58:34 PM
Ski Hearth Farm cross country ski area in historic Sugar Hill ... Sno-Engineering is now a world-wide leader in mountain resort industry. In 1939, the Hannah’s opened the farm for ski guests. Several items on the menu were raised on the farm and provided ...
Cities are lapping countries on climate action
Grist - 9/29/2014 8:18:50 AM
While most C40 cities are in developed countries, the group is actively recruiting ... Also, in the developing world it is more common for the entire metro area to be under one urban or regional government, and those are the fastest-growing urban areas.