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
Which areas around the world are most prone to tornadoes?
AccuWeather - 3/28/2017 9:30:55 AM
"Bangladesh is another area that can get violent tornadoes ... tend to be anticlockwise and Southern Hemisphere clockwise," Brooks said. Countries around the world have a variety of different names for tornadoes. The Netherlands has Windhoos, which ...
Atelier Crenn, Benu and other Bay Area restaurants make appearances on World's 50 Best list
San Francisco Gate - 3/28/2017 9:38:04 AM
The Bay Area's new entry is Atelier Crenn (#83), the acclaimed Fillmore Street restaurant from Dominique Crenn. After years of being heralded as the one of the country's best chefs, and being named the best female chef in the world last year, Crenn's ...
The Most Dangerous Countries for Travelers
MSN - 3/29/2017 9:54:11 PM
... is currently the most dangerous country in the world due to the civil war. Government forces and various rebel groups have ruined the infrastructure of big parts of the country and even residential areas with bombs. There is a serious risk for ...
The World Happiness Report is out and the U.S. has fallen. Sad!
Washington Post - 3/20/2017 10:01:53 AM
The World Happiness Report rankings are based on data ... by the absence of corruption in business and government.” All the countries in the top 10 scored highly in those six areas, with Norway as the leading example of how those factors contribute ...
The world’s happiest country?
BBC - 3/30/2017 12:27:30 PM
View image of Colombia is ranked as one of the happiest countries in the world (Credit: Credit ... but does it extend everywhere, to areas where people live in the most desperate conditions? Can there be peace even in the hardest of places?
11 Biggest Airports in The World
INSIDER MONKEY - 3/30/2017 11:15:55 AM
Frequent flyers and travel enthusiasts have likely stepped foot in one of the 11 biggest airports in the world at least once. And that’s because these airports, partly due to their sheer size, have become major transport hubs between countries and even ...
CHART: Where The World's Refugees Are
NPR News - 3/27/2017 12:42:23 AM
That explains why the top refugee-hosting countries neighbor conflict areas like South Sudan and Syria ... We rely very heavily on support of the governments of the world." The U.S., for example, has given $5.9 billion in humanitarian aid to Syria since ...
The world's top 10 companies, ranked by reputation
Business Insider - 3/28/2017 12:41:12 AM
To compile the rankings, the Reputation Institute collected more than 240,000 ratings from 15 countries ... in the world is due to its incredibly high reputation for products and services. It was in the top 10 for every category in those areas.
The Latest: Ambassador says UK will remain key world player
Chron - 3/29/2017 7:52:30 PM
Picardo says he is hopeful that the trade deals Britain hopes to negotiate with other countries around the world, including the United States ... 11:05 a.m. Click below for the top news from around the Houston area and beyond. Sign up for our newsletters ...
World Water Day: one in four children will live with water scarcity by 2040
The Guardian - 3/22/2017 12:12:32 AM
As industrialisation and demographic shifts increase consumption, areas of south Asia and the Middle ... water management policies upstream”. Across the world, the UN’s report says that 36 countries are facing extremely high levels of water stress ...
World's largest dinosaur footprint discovered in Australia
FOX News - 3/29/2017 12:25:42 AM
The Walmadany area is home to the world's largest dinosaur tracks ... Most of Australia's dinosaur fossils have previously come from the eastern side of the vast country. Earlier this year, scientists discovered the remains of a flesh-eating dinosaur ...
Hollande: Europe can beat protectionism by working with Asia
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 3/27/2017 10:43:41 AM
In March, the world's top economic powers dropped ... on Strategic Partnership in 2012 to strengthen ties in areas such as trade and investment, defense and space technology. On Monday, the two countries pledged to ramp up collaboration in sectors such ...
Delhi-area Indian mobs attack Africans after local boy briefly disappears, dies
Japan Times - 3/30/2017 3:23:28 AM
A mob of people began searching the area for Africans, with some accusing kidnappers of ... The African Students’ Association in the country has asked Africans across the capital to remain alert and especially warned those living in Greater Noida from ...
Oral Anticoagulant Market by Manufacturers, Countries, Type and Application, Forecast to 2022
Medgadget - 3/30/2017 9:14:14 AM
The report will let you discover the future market prospects along with the most lucrative areas in the industry. This research based study lets you assess forecasted sales at overall world market ... regions and their countries. It discusses the current ...
World TB Day: Ghanaians urged to unite to end TB
Ghana Broadcasting Corporation - 3/24/2017 8:45:33 AM
This year's national celebration of the world Tuberculosis Day ... to the mining activities in the area. Tuberculosis still remains a silent killer today and continues to be among the ten top killer diseases in the country. Tarkwa and Obuasi were the ...