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
Firms to be told to spell out how much tax they pay in every European country in clampdown on cross-border avoidance
Daily Mail - 5/22/2013 4:47:09 PM
It is thought Austria and Luxembourg - the only opponents of tax transparency - have agreed to back the plan if Switzerland will also ... Today we've agreed to push for a new international standard of automatic information exchange between tax authorities ...
The hopeful rise and perilous decline of an American dream: How the once promising Pruitt-Igoe housing projects in St. Louis quickly became a the country's biggest urban nightmare
Daily Mail - 5/23/2013 2:34:07 AM
A public housing project that began as the an architectural marvel by the man who would later design the World Trade Center quickly deteriorated into an infamous slum. In twenty years, St. Louis, Missouri’s Pruitt-Igoe crumbled into ...
World Bank pledges aid for Great Lakes region
Deutsche Welle - 5/22/2013 5:51:34 PM
On a trip to Africa's Great Lakes region, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced 1 billion dollars would be made available for development projects. Meanwhile fighting has resumed in eastern DRC. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and United Nations ...
Eurozone: Periphery Countries Restored External Balances, Recovery Follows?
econintersect.com - 5/22/2013 12:58:05 PM
Current account deficits in euro area periphery countries have now largely disappeared. This represents a substantial adjustment. Only two years ago, deficits stood at nearly 10 percent of GDP in Greece and Portugal and 5 percent in Spain and ...
Course Source: Bell Bay Golf Club, World Golf Village
YAHOO! - 5/20/2013 5:22:19 AM
THE LAYOUT: Thomas McBroom, one of Canada's most noted designers, crafted 18 exceptional holes on Cape Breton Island with sweeping views of the Bras d'or Lake -- North ... Also worth the trip are Dundee Resort and Golf Course in West Bay, Le Portage ...
A World of Indigenous Art at the National Gallery
The Epoch Times - 5/23/2013 2:41:17 AM
Pieces by 80 artists from 16 countries are displayed ... The exhibition is on view in and around the gallery from May 17 to September 2, 2013. More information and a list of special events can be found at www.gallery.ca. Susan Hallett is ...
World Bank Announces US$1 Billion Pledge to Africa’s Great Lakes Region, Targeting Energy, Roads, Agriculture, Cross-Border Trade, Health, and Jobs
The World Bank Group - 5/22/2013 6:34:31 PM
KINSHASA, DRC, MAY 22, 2013–On the first day of an historic joint United Nations/World Bank Group mission to the Great Lakes region, the World Bank Group announced $1 billion in proposed new funding to help countries in the region provide ...
Pollution Risks Worse for Developing World Women
Women's eNews - 5/20/2013 10:08:39 AM
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Developing Countries May Not Be Ready for Coming Increased Investment: World Bank
Insurance Journal - 5/17/2013 10:33:41 AM
As more capital flows from one developing country to another, known as South-South flows, China’s yuan currency and its monetary policy will have a greater impact on the rest of the world, reducing the influence of U.S. and euro area policies.
GLOBAL: Twelve countries on climate change hit-list
IRIN - 5/20/2013 11:59:01 PM
up to 16 percent of its area, 35 percent of its people, and 35 percent of its gross domestic product could be hard hit if the sea level rises by five metres, according to another World Bank study. Most of Sudan, Africa's largest country, is arid land or ...
Developing countries to get bigger share of investments - World Bank
Reuters - 5/16/2013 11:35:07 PM
As more capital flows from one developing country to another, known as South-South flows, China's yuan currency and its monetary policy will have a greater impact on the rest of the world, reducing the influence of U.S. and euro area policies.
Hundreds outside Fukushima affected by Japanese nuclear disaster seek compensation
FOX News - 5/21/2013 2:46:38 PM
Koji Otani, a lawyer representing hundreds of residents and evacuees from just outside Fukushima, points at the Hippo district of Miyagi prefecture as he speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, Tuesday, May 21, 2013. The residents said ...
Casino City Releases 2013 Global Gaming Almanac with Latest Worldwide and Country-by-Country Gaming Statistics
GlobeNewsWire (press release) - 5/22/2013 12:22:17 PM
Newton, Massachusetts, May 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- May 22, 2013 - Casino City Press announces the release of the 2013 edition of Casino City's Global Gaming Almanac, which provides 664 pages of comprehensive, up-to-date market summaries ...
Metairie Country Day emphasizes foreign language, with early instruction and exchange programs
nola.com - 5/22/2013 8:50:32 PM
Metairie Park Country Day School challenges its students to wonder, question and explore the world around them. The spacious, oak-tree lined Old Metairie campus of this pre-kindergarten through 12th grade school emphasizes exploration in the school’s ...
Electricity: World Bank to assist Nigeria generate 2,000MW
Punch - 5/22/2013 11:56:38 PM
The World Bank has said it will help Nigeria to generate additional 2,000 megawatts of electricity in the next two years through support to independent power producers. The Country Director for Nigeria, World Bank, Ms. Marie-Francoise Marie-Nelly ...