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
Dallas-area theatre schedules "Team America: World Police" after Sony pulls "The Interview"
CJDC Country - 12/18/2014 6:11:09 PM
After Sony cancelled the release of "The Interview," which depicts a hapless assassination attempt on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a Dallas-area theatre pledged to screen "Team America: World Police," which lampoons Kim's late father, Kim Jong Il.
Troon selected to manage The Royal Country Clubs in Chicago-area
World Golf - 12/11/2014 5:57:59 PM
Troon, the leader in upscale golf course management, development, and marketing is pleased to announce it has been selected to manage The Royal Country Clubs, a collection of four esteemed Chicago-area clubs ... partnering with the world's best golf ...
Extended catch for whitemouth croaker in area shared with Uruguay
FIS - 12/19/2014 3:36:40 AM
According to Resolution 4/14, this quota is likely to be caught in the area shared by Argentina and Uruguay ... by 24,121 tonnes from the common fishing zone (CFZ) shared by both countries. Meanwhile, Uruguayan vessels landed 14,838 tonnes of the resource.
World's overlooked countries to buy second citizenship, residency
CNN - 6/28/2013 6:30:36 AM
Anyone in the world can apply for citizenship, save one country ... An Austrian passport easily gives that option by opening many borders. The country is a member of the Schengen Area with its 26 countries spanning most of western Europe sharing common ...
China is the world's second-largest country by land area!
Pakistan Defence - 5/2/2013 11:58:53 PM
what happens if you hypothetically exclude tibet, uyghur and inner mongolia? thats 4 million square km right there. if you add the adjoining sichuan, qinghai, gansu then thats roughly 60% of China. why ethnic minority provinces make up such a large chunk ...
Ebola death toll in three African countries hits 7,373
FOX News - 12/22/2014 12:37:08 PM
The death toll from Ebola in the three worst-affected countries in West Africa has risen to 7,373 among 19,031 cases known to date there, the World Health Organization ... as part of "Operation Western Area Surge", and public gatherings would be strictly ...
Washington: A world apart
Washington Post - 11/8/2013 11:55:28 PM
“I’ve come a long way,” said Farley, 46, pondering her path from a refugee camp to one of the country’s most affluent and educated Zip codes. “This is a wonderful area. I’m not sure ... different backgrounds and world views.
Journal-World All-Area girls cross country team
LJWORLD - 11/28/2012 6:10:01 AM
In her final season running for the Lions, the speedy senior finished in the top three at six different races before illness slowed her down in her season finale at the Class 6A state meet, where she finished 27th in the 4K. Morgan’s top time came when ...
490 - Map of the World's Countries Rearranged by Population
Big Think - 3/2/2012 11:55:52 PM
What if the world were rearranged so that the inhabitants of the country with the largest population would move to the country with the largest area? And the second-largest population would migrate to the second-largest country, and so on? The result would ...
Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone is battling to contain the virus, but one area of the country remains untouched
The Independent - 10/15/2014 8:24:19 PM
It is a poor place, dependent on small farms and gold mines, the largest of the country's 14 districts by land size and home to 265,000 residents. It borders Guinea, where the current Ebola outbreak began and first spilt over into Sierra Leone. Koinadugu ...
Poem written by veteran republished around the world every Remembrance Day
The Star - 11/10/2014 1:55:34 PM
Lawrence Vaincourt could not have possibly known how popular his poem “Just a Common Soldier” would become after he published it in a Montreal-area community ... Times, veterans groups and artists “in literally every English-speaking country ...
Largest Country of the World by Area
Meri News - 7/30/2014 11:57:20 PM
Russia is the largest country in the world by total area covering more than one eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area. Russia's total area is 17,075,400 square kilometres. Country has the world's largest forest reserves. With more than 143 million ...
After the U.S.-China Pact, Will the World Pick a Peak Carbon Date?
Businessweek - 11/17/2014 3:48:58 PM
Last week the world’s two biggest greenhouse gas ... demonstrating that countries don’t always meet their firmest promises in this area. Even if the U.S. and China do hold to the agreement, it’s not enough by itself to stave off considerable climate ...
World’s first five country protected area to conserve “Europe’s Amazon”
WWF Panda - 3/24/2011 11:55:49 PM
Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia and Slovenia today signed a historic declaration to establish a trans-boundary UNESCO Biosphere Reserve to protect their shared nature and wildlife along the Mura, Drava and Danube rivers, “Europe’s Amazon”.
World’s population increasingly urban with more than half living in urban areas
UN News Centre - 7/10/2014 3:31:20 PM
These three countries will account for 37 per cent of the projected growth of the world’s urban population between 2014 and 2050 ... The New York-Newark area and Cairo complete the top ten most populous urban areas with around 18.5 million inhabitants ...