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
Qatar arrests journalists filming 2022 World Cup exposé
USA Today - 5/5/2015 12:42:51 PM
Qatar arrests journalists filming 2022 World Cup exposé Officials in Qatar reportedly arrested, detained and interrogated two TV journalists while they were filming a documentary in the country's capital. Video provided by Newsy Check out this story on ...
Venezuelan rum industry succeeding despite country's woes
The Miami Herald - 5/5/2015 4:07:27 AM
And the South American country's ranking for world whiskey consumption fell from 9th place to ... local rum makers say the fertile soil and cooler climate in the best rum-growing area outside Caracas lends Venezuelan rum a rounder, more flavorful aroma.
Earthquake-ravaged Nepal getting help from Towson area
The Baltimore Sun - 5/6/2015 10:04:11 AM
His mission is to help the people of Nepal, one of the world's poorest countries, by buying their products. "This is my passion," he said. Now, more than ever, the Nepalese need his help. The nation is reeling from a 7.8-magnitude earthquake late last ...
We Spent May Day Trying to Party in the World's Newest 'Country'
VICE - 5/5/2015 7:16:34 PM
"By entering this area, you are illegally trespassing and we can arrest ... As more and more people were naturalized into the world's newest country, the enthusiasm we had seen earlier began to return. The overall mood was back on top, but a big part ...
Report: DC's Infant Death Rate Highest Among Wealthy Countries' Capitals
News Max - 5/5/2015 6:44:56 AM
Washington, D.C., has the highest infant mortality rate in the world when compared to other capital cities in wealthy countries. In a shocking new ... Children born in D.C.'s poorest area, the largely black Ward Eight, were roughly 10 times more likely ...
LoCash: Country music is not just for the South
FOX News - 5/6/2015 12:27:21 PM
FOX411 Country: New York is not known for country music, yet you mentioned that New York City is your best-selling area. Why do you think that is ... It's hard to put labels on things in my world, because I hear all kinds of influences in Chris and ...
The world’s biggest wine producers
businesstech.co.za - 5/6/2015 9:52:51 PM
It currently has the second largest vineyard area in the world at just under 800,000 hectares ... though cheaper wines place the country 11th, in terms of revenue.
PM Nawaz inaugurates country's first solar park
Dawn - 5/5/2015 1:32:58 PM
PM Nawaz further said that the temporarily displaced persons have started returning to their homes in Waziristan after terrorism was rooted out in that area. He added that this is a great achievement and the ... project in the world. He also revealed ...
Ferry service to Cuba approved by U.S. after more than five decades, four operators given licenses
New York Daily News - 5/5/2015 9:32:34 PM
The Treasury Department said it could not immediately confirm that, but the Sun-Sentinel newspaper in Florida said approvals also were received by Havana Ferry Partners of Fort Lauderdale, United Caribbean Lines Florida in the Orlando area and Airline ...
Inside the world of luxury private jets
Punch - 5/6/2015 2:36:12 PM
Before then, a number of influential Nigerians, including top business moguls such Alhaji Aliko Dangote, current and former governors had been listed among owners of the most expensive private jets in the country ... dedicated prayer area, in which ...
World Bank: Countries in Danube Region Face Double Challenge of Providing Modern Water Services to Millions while Meeting EU Acquis
The World Bank - 5/6/2015 4:45:03 PM
According to the report, despite improvements in the last 15 years, countries across ... platform are supported by the World Bank and the International Association of Water Supply Companies in the Danube River Catchment Area (IAWD) under the Danube Water ...
How countries cope with migrants arriving by boat
Inside Bay Area - 4/21/2015 1:17:57 AM
Here's a look at where many go, and how they are treated once they arrive. COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN: Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, China, Somalia, Sudan, Myanmar and Vietnam. DESTINATIONS: Most of the boats leave Indonesian ports for Christmas ...
Tips for visiting Milan Expo 2015 world's fair, from dining to weather
Newsday - 5/6/2015 9:06:55 AM
WHERE TO EAT Nearly every one of the more than 50 national pavilions has a restaurant featuring that country's specialties ... giant's participation in a world's fair focused on sustainable diet and food security. The service area concession is run ...
Welcome to hockey country
Tampa Bay Times - 5/5/2015 9:11:05 PM
The hockey team from Tampa Bay is again making a run at greatness, up two games to none against the longest continuously operating professional ice hockey organization in the world. Game 3 is ... but this area, man, people are hockey crazy," he said.
The Left Side of History: World War II and the Unfulfilled Promise of Communism in Eastern Europe, by Kristen Ghodsee
OpEdNews - 5/5/2015 7:52:21 PM
When they rewrote the constitution in 1971 they elevated the right to maternity leave as a constitutional principle""We were well ahead of all of the other countries when we went to Mexico City in 1975 for the First World Conference on Women. When I lived ...