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
Qatar arrests journalists filming 2022 World Cup exposé
USA Today - 5/5/2015 12:42:51 PM
Qatar arrests journalists filming 2022 World Cup exposé Officials in Qatar reportedly arrested, detained and interrogated two TV journalists while they were filming a documentary in the country's capital. Video provided by Newsy Check out this story on ...
Venezuelan rum industry succeeding despite country's woes
The Miami Herald - 5/5/2015 4:07:27 AM
And the South American country's ranking for world whiskey consumption fell from 9th place to ... local rum makers say the fertile soil and cooler climate in the best rum-growing area outside Caracas lends Venezuelan rum a rounder, more flavorful aroma.
Area Flyover to Commemorate World War II Victory
OfficialWire - 5/5/2015 6:47:56 PM
WASHINGTON, May 5, 2015 – America will remember the millions who helped make possible the European theater victory in World War II with a flyover of the Capitol and National Mall area by historic ... and other commonwealth countries against the Nazis.
We Spent May Day Trying to Party in the World's Newest 'Country'
VICE - 5/5/2015 7:16:34 PM
"By entering this area, you are illegally trespassing and we can arrest ... As more and more people were naturalized into the world's newest country, the enthusiasm we had seen earlier began to return. The overall mood was back on top, but a big part ...
Archbishop asks residents in Philadelphia's five county area to open homes for world visitors
Bucks Local News - 5/6/2015 5:03:32 AM
Former Philadelphia archdiocese communications director Donna Farrell is the executive director of the World Meeting of Families, an international event conceived by Pope John Paul II in 1994 and held every three years in a different country as a way to ...
Report: DC's Infant Death Rate Highest Among Wealthy Countries' Capitals
News Max - 5/5/2015 6:44:56 AM
Washington, D.C., has the highest infant mortality rate in the world when compared to other capital cities in wealthy countries. In a shocking new ... Children born in D.C.'s poorest area, the largely black Ward Eight, were roughly 10 times more likely ...
Ferry service to Cuba approved by U.S. after more than five decades, four operators given licenses
New York Daily News - 5/5/2015 9:32:34 PM
The Treasury Department said it could not immediately confirm that, but the Sun-Sentinel newspaper in Florida said approvals also were received by Havana Ferry Partners of Fort Lauderdale, United Caribbean Lines Florida in the Orlando area and Airline ...
CBS2 Investigates: Woman Says She Got The Boot 4 Times By Mistake
CBS New York - 5/5/2015 11:19:56 PM
For 50 years, 1010 WINS has been a news and information utility for the New York metropolitan area. Famous […] WFANAs the world’s first 24-hour all ... the largest network-owned station groups in the country. Got a nose for
PM Nawaz inaugurates country's first solar park
Dawn - 5/5/2015 1:32:58 PM
PM Nawaz further said that the temporarily displaced persons have started returning to their homes in Waziristan after terrorism was rooted out in that area. He added that this is a great achievement and the ... project in the world. He also revealed ...
Interview: WFP closely working with foreign countries including China, NGOs in relief efforts in quake-hit Nepal
Xinhua News Agency - 5/6/2015 1:57:25 AM
KATHMANDU, May 6 (Xinhua) -- The UN World Food Program (WFP) is closely working with the Nepal government, foreign countries including China and ... "We had established the Humanitarian Staging Area just before a month of the earthquake, where we can ...
The Left Side of History: World War II and the Unfulfilled Promise of Communism in Eastern Europe, by Kristen Ghodsee
OpEdNews - 5/5/2015 7:52:21 PM
When they rewrote the constitution in 1971 they elevated the right to maternity leave as a constitutional principle""We were well ahead of all of the other countries when we went to Mexico City in 1975 for the First World Conference on Women. When I lived ...
As Hillary Clinton arrives in Bay Area, a look inside pricey political fundraisers
San Jose Mercury News - 5/5/2015 3:17:21 AM
Hillary Clinton and many of the Bay Area's deep-pocketed Democratic donors are old buddies ... "But most people are doing it because they want to make the world a better place," he said. "They go in there because they want to kick the tires to see...
Security Council hears Liberia briefing as country anticipates being declared ‘Ebola-free’
UN News Centre - 5/5/2015 11:12:47 PM
5 May 2015 – Liberia is expected to be declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization (WHO ... this will be joyful news for the country,” said Karin Landgren, Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Liberia. “Liberians and their ...
The World Oldest Man Dies At 151 Years Old In Anambra State
Modern Ghana - 5/5/2015 11:27:06 PM
Chief Enemuo is a World War (1&2) veteran, born in the family of three as a first child, yet he had outlived his younger brothers, age mates, co-comrades among others. Hails from Ebenebe in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State (Nigeria), the ...
EY announces Finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 in the Gulf Coast Area
The Business Journal - 5/5/2015 6:12:08 PM
Now in its 29th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities in 60 countries throughout the world. EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a ...