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
The world’s most anti-Russia country? Canada, says Moscow lawmaker
Washington Post - 7/2/2015 7:55:09 PM
“The government of that country is trying to bolster its rather low profile in ... that Canada and Russia are natural rivals when it comes to exploration of the Arctic, an area into which Russia has been pushing militarily, attempting to claim expanded ...
World Cup soccer: U.S. women seeking their own historic moment
Inside Bay Area - 7/3/2015 11:32:53 AM
And will it help rekindle the passion of '99? "This country is ready to see a new world champion, and they're ready to embrace this U.S. team," said Fox Sports' Leslie Osborne, a former Santa Clara University star. The United States and Japan will go at it ...
What the world needs now is a single currency
Chicago Tribune - 7/2/2015 5:10:30 PM
Although devaluation is a valuable instrument, I think most countries and companies would benefit if the world, not just Europe ... of specific borrowers would be investors' biggest area of concern. That's still a big unknown, and there would always ...
Huddles around TV sets prove US women’s soccer is special in the world
theguardian.com - 7/4/2015 12:36:07 PM
Nearly every hotel in the Vancouver area is sold out this weekend ... On SundayOn Sunday, the USA will play for its third Women’s World Cup title since 1991. A country will watch and hold its breath. Someday the rest of the world might understand.
Special Olympics World Games comes to the L.A. area this month, a festival of caring – but don’t forget the winning.
Los Angeles Daily News - 7/4/2015 8:14:15 PM
Hoffman has been in three Special Olympics World Games. “I remember marching into Notre Dame ... By then Shumard was not surprised. Athletes from 177 countries will land here, making friends, taking home a story, showing that sports is not just for ...
Man, 28, mauled to death by alligator in Texas
The Star - 7/4/2015 3:56:33 PM
This is Gator Country, after all, home to about half a million alligators in the tri-county area of Orange, Jefferson and Chambers alone. Allen Burkart, the 82-year-old marina owner, put up a large sign: “No Swimming: Alligator.” But that didn’t ...
South Africa: Govt Welcomes Extension of the Cape Floral Region Protected Areas World Heritage Site
AllAfrica - 7/3/2015 2:10:22 PM
The country has in the last few years learned a few lessons ... The extended Cape Floral Region is one of the richest areas for plants when compared to any similar sized area in the world. It represents less than 0.5% of the area of Africa but is home ...
Lehigh Valley soccer community has embraced World Cup
The Morning Call - 7/4/2015 11:20:22 PM
Aquilina is representative of many area players and coaches who have taken trips to Canada, had parties and planned their lives around the World Cup tournament ... around the United States come to another country to support their team," she said.
PM to visit Russia, Central Asian countries next week
Times of India - 7/3/2015 7:53:58 PM
The Summit of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), the important economies across the world, will focus discussions on enhancing cooperation in economic area, including ... with the leaders of these countries, post-2014 situation in ...
A year after Gaza war, southern Israeli communities battered by rockets see a resurgence
FOX News - 7/3/2015 8:05:18 AM
Last summer, students were robbed of their school vacation because of the fighting and were forced to flee to other parts of the country ... area of the Middle East," he said, smiling. "I don't think it is more dangerous here than in other places in the ...
Sites in China, Iran, Mongolia and Singapore inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List
whc.unesco.org - 7/4/2015 7:38:28 PM
The World Heritage Committee this morning approved the inscription ... Cultural Landscape of Maymand (Islamic Republic of Iran) — Maymand is a self-contained, semi-arid area at the end of a valley at the southern extremity of Iran’s central mountains.
In an Uber World, Fortune Favors the Freelancer JUN 27
New York Times - 7/4/2015 12:00:20 PM
Sales and income taxes are often levied across a large geographic area (lest people simply shop across municipal ... igniting budget crises around the country. In past recessions, sales tax held up much better than income tax, but not this time: Sales ...
Obama: Freedom is paid for by men and women of US military
New Jersey Herald - 7/4/2015 9:37:10 AM
Days after a gut-wrenching loss, England finished its deepest run in the Women's World Cup with an uplifting victory. President Barack Obama says U.S. service members make it possible to enjoy the "greatest blessings" in the greatest country on earth.
Doctors Without Borders claims attack by Afghan army
United Press International - 7/4/2015 11:31:42 AM
The hospital is located near Afghanistan's border with Tajikistan, and the site, since April of continued fighting between Afghan forces, hurried to the area from around the country, and the Taliban.
Area churches wrestle over same-sex marriage ruling
Reading Eagle - 7/5/2015 4:06:42 AM
Though he asked Catholics to show compassion, Barres said the court's decision was a challenging moment for not only the country but for Catholic churches ... "We believe the church should be influencing the world and not the other way around.