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
World Bank Group : Congo Basin Countries Could Double Their Cultivated Area While Limiting pressure on Forests
4-traders - 5/15/2013 5:06:47 AM
KINSHASA, MAY 15, 2013_The Central Africa Forests Commission (COMIFAC) and the World Bank are holding a two-day regional conference in Kinshasa, on May 15-16, 2013, to discuss findings and policy recommendations from a study on Deforestation Trends in the ...
Developing countries to get bigger share of investments: World Bank
Reuters - 5/16/2013 11:20:48 PM
These nations and their comparatively younger and bigger populations are also set to become the largest sources of capital, with China and India turning into the world's two biggest investors by 2030, the global development lender said.
Congo Basin Countries Could Double Their Cultivated Area While Limiting pressure on Forests
The World Bank Group - 5/13/2013 11:53:00 PM
KINSHASA, MAY 15, 2013_The Central Africa Forests Commission (COMIFAC) and the World Bank are holding a two-day regional conference in Kinshasa, on May 15-16, 2013, to discuss findings and policy recommendations from a study on Deforestation ...
Essential Friends + Gateways: The Boone Area High Country, An NC Parkway Gateway
National Parks Traveler (blog) - 5/15/2013 7:37:06 AM
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a legendary, and unusual, national park. There’s no better place to experience why than in the northwest corner of North Carolina known as the “High Country.” Here the Parkway, a pristine motor trail that meanders for 469 ...
381 Million Adults Worldwide Migrate Within Countries
Gallup - 5/15/2013 12:59:13 PM
Eight percent of the world's adults -- roughly 381 million people -- say they have moved from one city or area within their country to another in the past five years. Compared with the data available on migrants who move between countries, global estimates ...
Best-in-world car show comes to cottage country
NATIONAL POST - 5/18/2013 5:06:12 PM
He’s loved cars since he was a child; his family even worked in several automaking plants before buying the property where the resort ... a luxurious spa (stocked with high-end products) and a brand new dock where one might park a yacht ...
WHO Statistics Show Dramatic Progress In Improving Health In Poorest Countries
RTT News - 5/15/2013 3:51:01 PM
As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approach the 2015 deadline, this year's World Health Statistics shows the considerable progress made in reducing child and maternal deaths, improving nutrition and reducing deaths and illness from HIV infection ...
Tour clarifies World Cup role for Northern Ireland
Inside Bay Area - 5/17/2013 9:10:46 PM
A press release issued by the International Federation of PGA Tours last week during The Players Championship said that England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland each would be considered separate countries when the World Cup is played in ...
Commodities Boom to be Driven by the Urbanisation of 1 Billion More People
The Market Oracle - 5/18/2013 5:42:00 PM
Cairo, Los Angeles, Beijing, Paris, Moscow, Mumbai, Tokyo, Washington, Sao Paulo: Each major city has its own story of electricity, transportation, or water systems in crisis. Although the circumstances vary from one urban area to the next, they all have ...
World Digest: May 17, 2013
Washington Post - 5/18/2013 2:32:54 AM
Two bombs hidden in a motorcycle and a car exploded Friday evening inside an elite gated community linked to the family of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, killing at least nine people and wounding more than 70 near the southern city of Kandahar ...
World stocks mixed ahead of key US economic index
Inside Bay Area - 5/17/2013 9:07:47 AM
... as investors digested a slew of disappointing data from the U.S. ahead of the release of a key measurement of the country's economic outlook. Investors were looking ahead to the Conference Board's index of leading indicators for April ...
Bomb strikes Sunni area in Baghdad, killing 7
Boston.com - 5/17/2013 5:50:20 PM
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a bomb has exploded in a commericial area in a mainly Sunni neighborhood in ... about two months as a spike in violence has raised fears the country could be on the path to a new round of sectarian bloodshed.
Silicon Valley-area hub becomes factory town
Economic Times - 5/18/2013 9:52:32 PM
Following the recent exercise of unbundling various services like charging for privileged seats, meals and excess baggage, several airlines put a price on seat selection. Countries such as India have a unique opportunity to pioneer a path that ...
Battles in Pakistan tribal area displace thousands
The Miami Herald - 5/15/2013 12:01:57 PM
PARACHINAR, Pakistan -- A Pakistani official says thousands of people have been displaced over the past week after the military launched an operation against militants in a tribal area in the country's northwest. Mujahid Hussain, chief of ...
Kansas City-area aviation enthusiasts to mark 70th anniversary of coast-to-coast flight
Times Colonist - 5/18/2013 5:20:31 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Airline History Museum is trying to raise $3.2 million to restore its Lockheed Constellation propeller-driven aircraft and recreate multimillionaire aviator Howard Hughes' record-setting cross-country flight in the plane ...