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
Bay Area Lights Go Out As World Observes Earth Hour
Sanfrancisco cbslocal - 3/28/2015 5:52:47 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS/AP) – Bay Area ... The World Wildlife Fund started the movement. “We care about climate change and we want action,” said the organization’s vice-president, Lou Leonard. “It’s not about a particular country, it’s actually ...
How big a threat are the world's jihadi groups?
The Christian Science Monitor - 3/29/2015 4:40:00 PM
Most of Al Qaeda’s surviving leaders still remain in the area ... in their home countries. The feature article, which accompanies the cover image, is titled “The Extinction of the Grayzone.” It starkly divides the world into two camps: Islam ...
Gwynne Dyer explains why terrorism is overblown and why Islamists want western countries to attack the Islamic State
Georgia Straight - 3/29/2015 7:17:29 PM
In fact, according to Dyer, if western countries expand their bombing ... It was only in 1918 and 1919 that the Arab world fell under infidel European rule." Borders were created carving up the area between the British, French, and Italians, causing ...
Things to know about Nigeria, as country votes for president
Times and Democrat - 3/28/2015 12:09:11 PM
Here's a look at Africa's most populous country and its biggest economy. GEOGRAPHY: Nigeria is twice the size of California, with an area of nearly 360,000 square miles (579,000 square kilometers). It is set on the Gulf of Guinea on West Africa's Atlantic ...
Wine Country's Nuclear Threat
Daily Beast - 3/27/2015 11:59:02 PM
A nuclear facility in Washington state's prime wine country is leaching radioactive groundwater ... are within a “60-mile radius” of the metro area “producing some of the finest wines in the world.” The Tri-Cities includes Richland, which abuts ...
In the hills of Sri Lanka’s tea country
The Bulletin - 3/29/2015 7:00:11 AM
We pushed through the compressed beehive of Hatton, past Castlereagh Lake and into the heart of tea plantation country, a world of verdant staircases occupied ... of four bungalows operated in the Hatton area by Ceylon Tea Trails, Sri Lanka’s first ...
Earth Hour 2015: The World Goes Dark And It's For A Good Cause
techtimes.com - 3/29/2015 5:15:48 PM
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Earth Hour Initiative called ... Hour campaign to help pass a Senate bill for a 3.4 million hectare Marine Protected Area in the country... In Paraguay, WWF used the Earth Hour platform to build public support to gain an ...
Australia have advantage in ICC Cricket World Cup Final, says Stephen Fleming
Cricket Country - 3/29/2015 12:12:10 AM
Four-time world champion Australia ... the ball means that, in one area at least, the Black Caps are clearly ahead of their rivals,” he said. He pointed out that whether the Kiwis win or lose, they have already made the country proud.
The U.N. at 70: U.N. Reform Must Benefit All Countries
Inter Press Service - 3/29/2015 8:33:15 AM
The Intellectual History Project of the U.N. led by Sir Richard Jolly and others has documented the ideas launched by the U.N. system in the area of economic and social ... of scores of Asian and African countries; the focus on human rights and its ...
Bill Gates eyes China’s innovation to benefit world
Capital FM - 3/29/2015 4:04:13 PM
“We are investing more and more money and have a lot of specific partnerships growing,” Gates said, identifying agriculture as a particular area that ... to help other countries,” he said. After leaving the corporate business world more than a ...
What’s the next vision for Shopper’s World Danforth?
The Star - 3/28/2015 11:19:04 AM
From auto plant to bargain-bin retailer gone bust, Shopper’s World Danforth ... men and women” in the area, all increasingly pessimistic about their future. “It’s the first place I saw what was happening in this country with the depression ...
Why Country Rules the Airwaves: Chronicling the Genre’s Continuing Moment and Challenging Future in One Music-Filled Night
Wired News - 3/30/2015 3:02:47 AM
It wasn’t inevitable that country music would thrive in the globalized world of perpetual Facebook updates ... Dan Rogers guides my photographer Connor and I around the backstage area – part museum, part living room – while tracing the institution ...
World Bank Supports Forests Protection and Development in Belarus
The World Bank - 3/28/2015 12:34:50 AM
WASHINGTON, March 27, 2015 - The Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank today approved a US ... Belarus is one of the most forested countries in Europe and Central Asia with forest area accounting for nearly 40 percent of the territory and ...
How press freedom declined around the world last year, by country
Daily Telegraph - 2/13/2015 7:02:16 AM
according to the Reporters Without Borders annual World Press Freedom Index. The decline was sharpest in the European Union area, with countries such as Italy, Iceland and Andorra seeing dramatic deterioration in working conditions for journalists.
Grab life by the horns
Bluefield Daily Telegraph - 3/29/2015 7:57:27 AM
BLUEFIELD — Country music filled the room and the hosts donned cowboy hats as women were wrangled into good conversations and roped some new friends. More than 130 area women learned ... today’s fast-paced business world as well as at home.