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
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 ...
The 10 Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Wall St. Cheat Sheet - 8/30/2014 3:35:17 PM
The area has been inhabited for a very long time — and ... many violent conflicts could possibly see resolution as well. One of the world’s youngest countries, South Sudan officially declared independence in 2011, following long-standing conflicts ...
World's overlooked countries to buy second citizenship, residency
CNN - 6/29/2013 5:32:09 AM
Anyone in the world can apply for citizenship, save one country ... An Austrian passport easily gives that option by opening many borders. The country is a member of the Schengen Area with its 26 countries spanning most of western Europe sharing common ...
Journal-World All-Area Cross Country: Boys
LJWORLD - 12/3/2011 8:24:39 AM
• Kain Anderson, Free State senior — raced to second place at Class 6A state championship, posting a 15:55.1 at Rim Rock Farm. • Dawson Colglazier, Santa Fe Trail junior — won three meets this year, dropped his personal record by 42 seconds and ...
Total forest coverage by country
theguardian.com - 9/1/2009 11:57:45 PM
Richer countries such as Canada, Switzerland and Croatia managed to keep their number of hectares at a stable number or have enlarged their total forest area in the same period. But globally, the trend is clear: our forests are disappearing rapidly.
World’s first five country protected area to conserve “Europe’s Amazon”
WWF Panda - 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”.
Largest Country of the World by Area
Meri News - 8/16/2014 6:12:04 AM
Russia is the largest country in the world by total area covering more than one eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area. Russia's total area is 17,075,400 square kilometres. Country has the world's largest forest reserves. With more than 143 million ...
DOCUTAH stimulates area economy
Spectrum - 8/30/2014 9:33:12 PM
The mission is fourfold: Cultivate global connections for DSU, enhance local culture, promote Southern Utah to the world ... to this area.” DOCUTAH fits in with tourism because Southern Utah is one of the top travel destinations in the country, Schultz ...
Using a Tactic Unseen in a Century, Countries Cordon Off Ebola-Racked Areas
New York Times - 8/13/2014 2:33:43 AM
The plan was to isolate a triangular area where the three countries meet, separated only by porous borders ... As of Monday, the region had seen 1,848 cases and 1,013 deaths, according to the World Health Organization, although many experts think that ...
Proposed restaurant will turn area into 'third world country'
Slough And South Bucks Observer - 6/20/2012 11:54:16 PM
A PARISH councillor has warned that the construction of a takeaway restaurant on the site of an abandoned pub would turn the area into a 'third world country'. A PARISH councillor has warned that the construction of a takeaway restaurant on the site of an ...
West Africa: Ebola - Five Countries, One Fear
AllAfrica - 8/29/2014 10:35:49 AM
They are all united in the fear of the virus spreading; and yet, each country faces individual challenges. The World Health Organization on Thursday ... the government decided to put the whole area under quarantine and imposed nighttime curfews.
Global Forest Resources Assessment
fao.org - 3/17/2010 11:53:10 PM
In 2005, the world’s total forest area is estimated at 3 952 million hectares, which corresponds to about 30% of the land area. Ten countries with largest forest area This figure shows the ten countries with largest forest area 2005. These ten countries ...
China is the world's second-largest country by land area!
Pakistan Defence - 5/2/2013 11:58:53 PM
what happens if you hypothetically exclude tibet, uyghur and inner mongolia? thats 4 million square km right there. if you add the adjoining sichuan, qinghai, gansu then thats roughly 60% of China. why ethnic minority provinces make up such a large chunk ...
World Health Organization Identifies Countries at Risk for Spread of Ebola
Indepth Africa - 8/30/2014 8:04:18 AM
29 August 2014 – The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has identified six countries at risk for spread of the Ebola ... differentiating the cumulative number of cases to date in each area, and the number occurring within the past 21 days ...