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
10 best and 10 worst countries for gender equality
Inside Bay Area - 10/28/2014 4:09:42 AM
The annual Global Gender Gap index by the World Economic Forum, shows marginal improvement in women's equality worldwide, according to data on access to health care, survival rates, education, income and participation in the work force and in politics.
Local, area cross country teams make run at state
Hutchinson News - 10/30/2014 7:45:04 PM
Benjamin Franklin once famously said “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” The Pretty Prairie High School boys cross country team making an appearance to state might need to be added to that short list. For the 10th ...
Los Angeles: the World in a City
Reuters - 10/30/2014 2:51:34 PM
It is home to people from 140 countries, speaking 224 languages ... I went to Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in the Byzantine-Latino area to see if I could photograph a Greek wedding. Father Allan Boyd, an Orthodox priest of Scottish/Irish descent ...
Native oyster farming area widened in Pará
FIS - 10/27/2014 6:29:53 PM
The federal government intends to expand the access of farmers from Para in the so-called 'Union Marine Waters' for them to develop native oyster farming there. "We’re going to offer new areas for breeding this type of fish in Pará, in addition to ...
Jobs Outlook Grim in Countries With More Disengaged Workers
Call UP - 10/31/2014 3:47:39 PM
In its 2013 State of the Global Workplace report, Gallup found 13% of the world's workers are engaged in ... availability of good job opportunities in the city or area where they live. Residents of countries with higher percentages of engaged employees ...
Vignettes of Simba country
Times of India - 10/31/2014 11:54:25 PM
The next morning, we set out for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This is a Unesco World Heritage Site as well as one of the seven natural wonders of Africa. Rafayel filled us in on how the conservation area had been formed. There, we were able to spot ...
Why For aren't there more countries in Epcot's World Showcase area?
Jim Hill Media - 10/26/2014 11:53:11 PM
Kathy T. writes in to say: In honor of the upcoming 25th anniversary of Epcot, I was wondering if you could share some stories about how that theme park actually came into being. Well, one part of the Epcot Center story that has (in my opinion, anyway ...
Feeding the world in Milan
THE NATION - 11/1/2014 12:58:50 AM
"Kitchen to the World" showcases agricultural products and the high-standard of the country's food processing ... which will serve as a VIP area from which to observe the atmosphere of the expo around the Thai pavilion. "Previous expos have taught ...
This Chart Will Tell You Just How Quickly Your Country Is Depleting Earth
New Republic - 9/30/2014 8:56:26 PM
This measures the area of land needed to regenerate the resources that humans in that country consume. The vertical green line in the chart below represents the world's average ability to meet human demand; everything to its right is exceeding it.
Romania and Bulgaria by bus, train and minivan
Washington Post - 10/30/2014 6:19:10 PM
(PHOTOS FROM JOYCE KELLY) October 30 at 6:26 PM Our readers share tales of their rambles around the world. Who ... and geographic history of countries we knew almost nothing about. Going back 2,000 years, the area that became Romania served as the Eastern ...
Greensboro, North Carolina Hotel Welcomes Travelers to the Country's Furniture Mecca
Market Watch - 10/31/2014 4:23:26 PM
GREENSBORO, NC, Oct 31, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- When it comes to interior design, there are many experts and many shops, but there's only one Furniture Capital of the World, and that ... who arrive to explore the area's many offerings, design ...
China's shadow banking sector growing rapidly, third largest in world: FSB
Reuters - 10/30/2014 11:59:46 AM
The country vaulted ahead in the rankings under a new ... which brought increased scrutiny of the industry and the risks it poses to the world's second-largest economy. China's government is now weighing new rules to tame this less-regulated, riskier ...
Ski Hearth Farm – America’s Newest Cross Country Ski Area Set to Open This Season
northforkvue.com - 10/14/2014 9:58:34 PM
Ski Hearth Farm cross country ski area in historic Sugar Hill ... Sno-Engineering is now a world-wide leader in mountain resort industry. In 1939, the Hannah’s opened the farm for ski guests. Several items on the menu were raised on the farm and provided ...
Country music festival donates to area groups
The World - 10/16/2014 10:43:19 AM
The festival was held Aug. 1-3 on private property in the Sixes area. The Cape Blanco Country Music Festival worked with area schools, allowing them to sell tickets as a fundraiser. Schools received $40 out of every ticket sold. Brookings Christian School ...
Salt Damage Threatens World Food Supply
North Country Public Radio - 10/31/2014 10:28:31 PM
And scientists say the problem could threaten the world’s food supply in the future ... The study published in the U.N. Journal Natural Resources Forum says the total area of land already affected by the problem is the size of France — 154 million ...