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
Vietnam World's Fifth Happiest Country, For Now
Forbes - 7/25/2016 9:14:51 AM
This measure of consumption gauges the land area needed to produce the resources to sustain ... At the same time there is also a widening gap in wealth and opportunity in the country. A 2014 World Bank report found the instances of income inequality ...
The world's most dangerous cruise ports
FOX News - 7/26/2016 9:06:31 AM
Large groups of people, completely unfamiliar with the area, are on the ground in a matter of minutes ... and don’t speak the local language. The countries in the following list have been selected based on the Global Peace Index (GPI) from the Institute ...
The Death of World Heritage Sites
La Nación - 7/24/2016 11:56:30 PM
Almost one-quarter of the coral in Australia's Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area – one of the world's richest and ... In low-lying Bangladesh, one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change, the government supports a proposal to build ...
Zimbabweans around the world rising up against Mugabe: ‘Enough is enough!’
The Record - 7/22/2016 11:58:53 PM
The peaceful protesters unfortunately had to vie with a motorcycle show taking place in the same downtown area in front of Kitchener ... Feb. 21 of this year. The country, though one of the world's poorest, is also one of the world's top 10 diamond ...
Amazon testing parcel deliveries by drones in the UK
PC World - 7/26/2016 5:24:36 AM
“This announcement strengthens our partnership with the UK and brings Amazon closer to our goal of using drones to safely deliver parcels in 30 minutes to customers in the UK and elsewhere around the world,” said Paul Misener, Amazon’s vice president ...
The Latest: Syria opposition group shamed by Germany attacks
Winona Daily News - 7/25/2016 5:28:46 PM
Aamaq said Monday that the man carried out the attack in response to calls by the group to target countries of the U.S.-led coalition ... year-old Syrian blew himself up in the outside seating area of a wine bar near an open-air concert in southern ...
Gas prices down in Omaha area, statewide
Omaha.com - 7/25/2016 8:31:54 AM
“As air temperatures across the country rise to sweltering levels ... also thanks to a glut of oil on the world market. GasBuddy.com reported Monday that one location in the Omaha area was selling a gallon of regular unleaded for as low as $1.94 ...
Real World Economics: Numbers can be enlightening and misleading
TwinCities Pioneer Press - 7/23/2016 9:41:41 PM
Real World Economics: Essar Steel case is one for the textbooks ... duties actually are more common here than they are in Britain. But the numbers for our country are not precise. The FBI and Department of Justice, which tabulate many crime statistics ...
Flight 370: The World Swallowed A Giant Airplane -And We Don't Know How
NDTV - 7/26/2016 5:03:08 AM
For a long stretch, it seemed the ... countries conducting the operation: Malaysia, Australia and China, which lost the most people in the aircraft's disappearance. Together, they already have spent $135 million searching a 46,300-square-mile area.
Overcome land scarcity by building water-borne communities
Today - 7/25/2016 9:32:09 PM
the country has expanded by 24 per cent from 580 sqkm to 720 sqkm ; and according to government projections, it will need to expand by a further 10 per cent, or 66 sqkm, by 2030. It comes as little surprise then that Singapore has become the world’s ...
Can’t Afford to Leave the Country This Summer? Stay Home and Enjoy These Local International Adventures
ww2.kqed.org - 7/25/2016 6:26:02 PM
Explore a local cultural neighborhood — the Bay Area is home to many different experiences ... widely regarded as one of the world’s most spectacular train routes? Trains not your thing thanks to too many Agatha Christie novels? There’s always ...
How climate disasters can drive violent conflict around the world
Washington Post - 7/25/2016 3:19:56 PM
The study finds that climate-related disasters may enhance the risk of armed conflict around the world — specifically in countries with high levels of ... or potentially serve as the final straw in an area where trouble was already brewing.
Letter: Diversity built this country, not walls
The Bulletin - 7/26/2016 7:11:59 AM
Thankfully there are many, many more of all the world’s religions who take their faith seriously ... for international medical students and mission/work teams. Our catchment area was about 80 percent Christian and 20 percent Muslim, mostly Somali refugees.
Flight MH 370: World’s biggest loose end, may remain a niggling unsolved riddle
Hindustan Times - 7/26/2016 9:20:50 AM
For a long stretch, it seemed the world ... countries conducting the operation: Malaysia, Australia and China, which lost the most people in the aircraft’s disappearance. Together, they already have spent $135 million searching a 46,300-square-mile area.
Area Golf Notebook: Past champions highlight field for JAGA Amateur Championship
The Florida Times-Union Jacksonville - 7/24/2016 12:26:20 AM
The field for the 55th Jacksonville Area Golf Association Amateur Championship is complete, with 69 players taking on the Queen’s Harbour Yacht and Country Club course Thursday ... at jaga.leaderboardking.com and World Amateur Ranking points being ...