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
Facebook, Tesla, Airbnb host world's ambassadors for crash course in Silicon Valley culture
San Jose Mercury News - 4/1/2015 2:38:56 AM
Silicon Valley has long drawn foreign leaders hoping to cultivate a tech economy in their homelands or just soak up the wine country sun, but more governments around the world are also now confronting the challenge of managing Bay Area imports such as the ...
China building fake islands by dumping sand on coral reefs as it claims South China Sea, says US
Times of India - 4/1/2015 8:04:02 PM
The new land is next to some of the most beautiful natural islands in the world, but "in sharp contrast ... Those claims have meant it has run into difficulties with other countries that also say parts of the area belong to them. Buildings and runways ...
Things to know about Nigeria as new president is elected in Africa's most populous country
FOX News - 3/31/2015 7:36:36 PM
Here's a look at Africa's most populous country and 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 ...
Children’s World in Moscow reopens after seven-year reconstruction
The Calvert Journal - 4/1/2015 4:57:55 PM
Yesterday’s opening ceremony was attended by Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, who praised “the opening of the largest store in Moscow, the country and one of the largest in the world” as a ... Aquarium”, “Space Area”, Library and “Magical ...
Egypt could be founding member of China-backed AIIB by mid April
Daily News Egypt - 4/1/2015 1:44:39 PM
By joining the bank, Egypt will receive concessional loans and investments in this particular much needed area, Elfiky pointed out. Each member country will participate ... AIIB is considered a main rival to the World Bank, and that the US is not pleased ...
Groundbreaking shoe expands five sizes, helps kids in developing countries
Q 13 Fox - 4/1/2015 9:37:06 PM
“These are all parts that were done in our prototyping center here in the Portland area ... changes the world?” Pitman asked. The shoes are already on the feet of children in Kenya, Vietnam and Nicaragua, and will be coming to new countries this ...
Lufthansa chief visits crash area as reported cabin video emerges
Japan Today - 4/1/2015 10:20:03 PM
Several airlines and countries around the world have since ruled that two authorised crew members must be present in the cockpit at all times.
Forget Roswell. Gubernatorial candidate wants Puerto Rico to have Disney World for UFO fanatics
Latino FOX News - 4/1/2015 7:13:56 PM
San Juan – Popular ufologist Reinaldo Ríos has announced his independent run for the governorship of Puerto Rico on a platform of making the island a world center for paranormal ... connections for the good of the country, for Puerto Rico to become ...
“The end of the world”: Why America misunderstands ISIS — and what you really need to know
Salon - 4/1/2015 5:12:14 PM
Yet despite the country having committed significant resources already ... their actions and strategies are directed specifically to bringing about the end of the world. They quite particularly believe that their actions in fighting against their perceived ...
Girl Scouts ‘changed my world’
Cullman Times - 4/1/2015 8:39:50 PM
She is a past chair of the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce ... That encouragement changed my world...and today I am president of one of the leading community colleges in the country, a dream I could never have dreamed growing up poor in the rural south.”
Cloud Startup Keeps Critical Medical Supplies In Stock At Clinics In Developing Countries
Forbes - 4/1/2015 12:11:36 PM
Several clinics in the area had run out of basic medicines ... Back at UChicago, he assembled a team to build a software to help medical clinics in the developing world digitize and manage inventory records with old-fashioned “dumb” phones.
SIDBI, World Bank ink $543 million pacts for start-ups, MSMEs
Economic Times - 3/31/2015 5:56:23 PM
pacts with World Bank for two projects to provide debt assistance to start-ups, MSMEs and promote energy efficiency investments in the country. "The projects will mark a new beginning in the area of MSME financing and supplement the Government's thrust on ...
True love can overcome the world
Examiner - 4/1/2015 9:55:35 AM
Her own Grandmother lived twenty minutes away in a beautiful country house that sat beside an absolutely ... her phone was ringing constantly and the woman had more friends than anyone else in the area. The banished young lady, Emma as she was called ...
alt-J, Decemberists, Billy Talent to play Edmonton-area shows
Canada - 4/1/2015 3:39:11 PM
The four-day bash also features punk stalwarts Bad Religion and gob, country stars Bradley Gilbert and Tim Hicks ... The Decemberists released their seventh album, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, in January. — Milo Greene — not a ...
Khan Academy opens doors to world diplomats
Mountain View Voice - 4/1/2015 1:20:11 AM
The San Francisco Bay Area tends to be a repeat ... the courses were very popular in his home country. The other day, the group toured the University of California at San Francisco, and they met some of the world's top scientists and researchers.