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
The World Bank just issued a warning that's going to rattle global economies
The Business Insider - 5/4/2016 11:27:54 AM
About one-quarter of the world's population, or some 1.6 billion people, live in countries where water already is scarce ... a low-lying island off the coast of Louisiana, has seen its land area reduced from a size of 15,000 acres in the middle of ...
In one of the deadliest countries in the world, there's one business thriving — the coffin industry
Global Post - 5/3/2016 3:18:09 PM
"It's the area that generates the most jobs here," he told Reuters. Cruz's business now has 16 workers and makes about 40 weekly shipments throughout the country. People have found a way to survive in Jucuapa by making coffins — an industry thriving ...
A new growth area for foreign reporting: podcasts? With reporters in-country, GroundTruth hopes so
Nieman Journalism Lab - 5/3/2016 8:04:29 PM
How do you listen to international news, if you listen to it at all? You might catch a segment on NPR or stream the BBC World Service. But you probably don’t get much international news from podcasts. The GroundTruth Project is hoping to change that.
World’s Second-Largest Diamond To Sell For $70 Million At Auction
The Inquisitr - 5/5/2016 3:19:57 AM
Lesedi la Rona is a 1109-carat uncut diamond the size of a tennis ball, originally discovered in the southern African country ... of area we are expecting to go for, but frankly it is difficult to tell — what is the largest diamond in the world worth?”
EU To Propose Fines For Countries That Refuse Asylum Burden, Report
Canada Journal - 5/4/2016 3:02:38 PM
European Union countries that refuse to accept refugees under new asylum ... will stem the flow and allow the EU to regain control and restore order in the Schengen area. Also on Wednesday, Brussels is expected to confirm a lifting of visa restrictions ...
Severini's World Class Soccer School, in its 27th year, offering local summer camps
Main Line Media News - 5/4/2016 6:20:05 AM
The remaining July camps will be held at the Haverford Reserve area. The last camp will be held Aug ... and development that have attracted players from all over the country and the world, have specialized in high level training for the middle school ...
Country Representative, Afghanistan
ReliefWeb - 5/5/2016 11:19:33 AM
The Canadian Red Cross Society (CRCS), a not for profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping the most vulnerable in Canada and throughout the world, is currently seeking a Country Representative ... risk and restricted area is required.
Comprehensive report of world's transboundary water basins finds hotspots of risk
Phys - 5/3/2016 12:33:30 PM
"There simply isn't enough water to go around." These transboundary river basins and other waterways span 151 countries and include more than 40 percent of the world's population and land area. The analysis, "Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme," was ...
Relatives seek rescue of Japanese mother, sister abducted by North Korea
USA Today - 5/3/2016 7:50:10 PM
Only decades later did her son learn that she was among an unknown number of Japanese citizens kidnapped and spirited to North Korea to work in captivity for the country's rulers and ... condemnation from around the world and new economic sanctions ...
Important French Fry News: McDonald's is Testing World Famous Gilroy Garlic Fries
NBC Bay Area - 5/4/2016 2:23:52 AM
Gilroy’s world famous garlic fries are coming to the Golden Arches ... the fast food chain will make them available at nearly 250 McDonald’s restaurants across the Bay Area. “The response from our customers has been very positive,” said Nick ...
Boko Haram killings: Don’t proclaim victory yet, Lake Chand countries warned
The Indian Express - 5/4/2016 3:06:49 AM
Countries hit by Boko Haram violence were warned on Wednesday ... “Even if they are made to abandon all territorial pretensions in Nigeria’s northeast and the Lake Chad area, or are forced to abandon their guerrilla war, some Boko Haram militants ...
Food world celebrates America's great chefs in Chicago
NWI - 5/4/2016 12:10:51 PM
The event, popularly known as the "Academy Awards" of the culinary world, was held in Chicago for the second ... Chefs, restaurants, culinary and spirits notables from all across the country, as well as Chicago, were nominated for excellence in the field ...
The Kneeling: The Rise And Fall Of Nations, The End Of The World That We Have Known!
The Final Call - 5/4/2016 1:05:07 AM
Today, the Great Dragon and Serpent, the Devil, has nearly swallowed up the entire world of our original people breaking them into pieces sanctioning war and political intrigues to divide us beyond our imagination. Country by country that he visited on ...
Rogers’ final world tour coming to area
DL Online Giving Information Life - 5/3/2016 11:53:32 PM
Grammy Award-winner and country legend Kenny Rogers will be kicking off his final world tour, known as “The Gambler’s Last Deal,” at Mahnomen’s Shooting Star Casino, Hotel & Event Center on Friday, May 13, at 8 p.m. Tickets are sold out.
Cowed by cartels? Mexico journalists find new ways to get the word out.
The Christian Science Monitor - 5/3/2016 10:06:10 PM
Mexico, which ranks 149th out of 180 countries in the world press freedom index ... was at the time considered the most violent city in the world. “Tamaulipas historically has been an area where both the press and civil society have been somewhat ...