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
Disney World draining, filling in long-abandoned River Country pool
Orlando Sentinel - 8/24/2016 11:55:32 PM
Walt Disney World is draining and filling in the pool ... Disney said the work at River Country is unrelated to Zika. There has also long been speculation that the area could eventually be developed into more Disney Vacation Club timeshare units.
Papahānaumokuākea Marine Reserve: Obama To Create World’s Largest Protected Area
International Business Times - 8/26/2016 5:16:28 AM
Bush, who created it in June 2006. In July 2010, the area was designated a World Heritage Site by Unesco. It is already bigger than all the other national parks in the country put together. Obama will increase the size of protected land and water area ...
Obama To Quadruple Hawaii Monument, Creating World’s Largest Protected Marine Area
The Huffington Post - 8/26/2016 4:26:22 AM
Bush, Papahānaumokuākea was already larger than all of the country’s national parks combined ... #BREAKING: U.S. creates world’s largest protected area in Hawaii https://t.co/UYKNyA5ehL #MahaloObama pic.twitter.com/oekgfF7IuJ
France’s burkini debate: About a bathing suit and a country’s peculiar secularism
Washington Post - 8/26/2016 7:06:50 PM
PARIS — France’s highest administrative court on Friday overturned a ban on burkinis in a coastal area of the south of France ... which is common in countries around the world, soon became a creed in its own right. The initial prohibition against ...
Obama creates world's largest protected marine area off Hawaii
United Press International - 8/26/2016 10:09:58 AM
HONOLULU, Aug. 26 (UPI) --President Barack Obama will expand the country's largest contiguous fully protected conservation area to create the world's largest marine protected area in Hawaii, covering 582,578 square miles of land and sea, the White House said.
River Country Pool at Walt Disney World to be Filled
disneydining.com - 8/26/2016 2:20:30 PM
River Country was the first water park at Walt Disney World, that closed in 2002 ... There are no reports, though, about whether any other area of the deserted park will receive attention or if the pool is the only thing being worked on for now.
Colombia’s Milestone in World Peace
New York Times - 8/26/2016 7:18:10 AM
In that era, wars between countries also occurred regularly ... almost exclusively in a zone stretching from Nigeria to Pakistan, an area containing only a sixth of the world’s population. Far from being a “world at war,” as many people believe ...
Obama Just Protected An Area Four Times The Size Of California
vocativ.com - 8/26/2016 6:45:21 PM
President Barack Obama on Friday created the world’s largest protected area by quadrupling the size of an existing ... Antiquities Act to preserve more than 548 million acres of the country’s land and water—more than twice the amount his predecessors ...
World’s First Self-Driving Taxis Hit the Road in Singapore
The Wall Street Journal - 8/25/2016 3:33:16 PM
SINGAPORE—Singapore became the first country in the world to launch a self-driving taxi service on ... The one-north district is a self-contained area of about 0.8 square miles accessible by trunk roads but much quieter than most public roads in Singapore.
World's best students are turning their backs on Britain
Channel 3000 - 8/25/2016 4:59:10 PM
said that while the U.K. remains one of the most attractive country for international students, it is not doing enough to attract the brightest minds. "This is more important than ever as the U.K. looks to enhance its place in the world post-Brexit," the ...
Among 171 countries, India ranked 77 in disaster risk index of the world
Hindustan Times - 8/26/2016 5:55:15 PM
Villagers use boats to cross a flooded area on the outskirts of Allahabad. (AFP File) While Bangladesh is among the top five countries at risk of disaster, India ranks 77th on the World Risk Index -- marginally better positioned than Pakistan which is ...
As the Arab world crumbles, new alliances emerge
Arutz Sheva - 8/25/2016 7:00:52 PM
Social media are the main platform for expressing these opinions and serve as the stage where large numbers of people take part in a public debate that puts their own countries in the dock. There is a not insignificant number of people in the Arab world ...
Pool at Walt Disney World’s closed River Country water park being drained and filled in
Inside the Magic - 8/26/2016 4:07:52 PM
The once beloved River Country water park near Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort has been a desolate spot overrun by weeds and algae since it closed its gates in 2002. Rather than remove the extinct attraction, Disney has chosen to leave the area untouched ...
Largest Countries in the World by Area
mapsofworld.com - 8/11/2016 11:56:38 PM
The map of the ten largest countries by area is an interactive map of the world showing the largest countries. Hover your mouse over each of the top ten countries to see their areas in square kilometers.
Around the world
The Bulletin - 8/26/2016 7:11:00 AM
Italy quake — As the search for survivors ground on, Premier Matteo Renzi pledged new money and measures Thursday to rebuild quake-devastated central Italy amid mounting soul-searching over why the seismic-prone country ... and the area had been cordoned ...