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, 2014See also: Area map
American Birkebeiner, world's largest cross country ski race, canceled following days of warm weather, rain
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 2/24/2017 8:03:00 PM
Thousands of skiers and spectators from around the world were expected to come ... and the event has become an important part of the area's culture and economy. Last year, the race attracted skiers from 22 countries and 46 states. In 2016, the Hayward ...
Where the world’s refugees live
Washington Post - 2/22/2017 6:10:50 PM
As you might expect, many are centered in the countries that adjoin areas of conflict. While the United States ... The United States is the third-largest country in the world, according to estimates from the CIA World Factbook. Our relatively small ...
SF traffic ranks as 4th worst in world
San Francisco Gate - 2/26/2017 2:24:11 PM
A new study says Bay Area motorists face some of the worst traffic in the country. Rob Roth reports. When San Franciscans proudly describe their city as world class, traffic congestion can now be part of the conversation. San Francisco, with most of the ...
Why 20 Million People Are on Brink of Famine in a ‘World of Plenty’
New York Times - 2/23/2017 6:28:09 AM
It is declared after three specific criteria are met: when one in five households in a certain area face ... donor in the world, will follow through on its commitments under President Trump remains unclear. Second, all four countries facing the threat ...
The specter of famine: An impending crisis, made worse by war
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 2/24/2017 10:01:42 AM
People who are either involved in fighting or who are trying to live in areas that are being fought ... the Balkans and on the conflict horizon of the world. The circumstances of each of these particular four conflict countries are different, as is the ...
Country icon Johnny Cash's touring history through Houston
Chron - 2/26/2017 9:09:14 AM
This weekend marks 85 years since country ... to the area and played Galveston on April 22 of that year. He would play a lot of things termed as "private functions" over the years in Houston for that matter. HE'S SEEN THINGS: The story of the world's ...
Analysis: The world is ignoring an ‘unprecedented’ starvation crisis
The Spokesman-Review - 2/25/2017 5:07:02 AM
The world is in the grip of an ... That is well over two-thirds of the country’s total population. In South Sudan, aid agencies have been warning for months about the risk of widespread famine in areas ravaged by rival factions. Fields have gone fallow ...
Largest Countries in the World by Area
mapsofworld.com - 2/15/2017 11:55:35 PM
The world's ten biggest countries by size are ranked based on information from the CIA World Factbook. The numbers shown are based on the total land area of each country, including both land and water areas within the international boundaries. Russia is ...
Norway Is the ‘World’s Best Democracy’ — We Asked Its People Why
NBC News - 2/22/2017 7:33:45 AM
Its 5 million people live in an area the size of Montana that straddles the Arctic ... and it remains one of the richest countries in the world per capita. Furthermore, Norway isn't a member of the increasingly fractious European Union.
Zimbabwe's Mugabe marks 93rd birthday in opposition area
The Miami Herald - 2/25/2017 7:15:53 AM
The longevity of the world's oldest head of state is a source of heartache for Zimbabwe's splintered opposition and uncertainty for investors, leaving the economically struggling country in limbo ... promote tourism in the area. Mugabe's state security ...
Indian city where dreams come true, Mumbai, is also the country’s richest city
malaysiasun.com - 2/26/2017 1:34:05 PM
MUMBAI, India - According to a new report by the New World Wealth ... The affluent areas in Delhi were Westend Greens, Dera Mandi, Greater Kailash, Lutyens. The country’s south Indian city, Bengaluru meanwhile houses 7,700 millionaires and 8 billionaires ...
Area Golf Scorecard
The Florida Times-Union Jacksonville - 2/25/2017 3:55:27 AM
May 2: Jacksonville Area Golf Association directors meeting and golf, Jacksonville Golf and Country Club. May 6 ... July 22: Drive, Chip and Putt local qualifier, World Golf Village. Visit drivechipandputt.com. July 22-25: Florida State Golf Association ...
Countries With The Most Protected Lands (Percentage Of Area As Reserves)
worldatlas.com - 4/18/2016 11:57:01 PM
Excluding marine and inter-tidal areas conserved as such, these countries have the highest percentages of their respective terrestrial spaces protected as reserves. Satellite image of the New Caledonia Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
UPDATE 1-Philippine minister says Duterte agrees with mining ban in watershed areas
NASDAQ - 2/23/2017 3:00:33 AM
Minister has ordered closure of over half country's mines * President has said he would review minister's decision * Philippines is world's top nickel ore exporter ... her decision to ban mining in watershed areas at a meeting earlier this week, winning ...
PM: Lobbyist hired by Caricom
Trinidad Express Newspapers - 2/23/2017 9:27:06 AM
He said this decision was taken after Caricom decided the Secretariat would provide the funding to hire the lobbyist group to lobby in Washington DC and other metropolitan areas to ensure ... said this country was not making world news because of our ...