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
Map reveals countries at risk of dangerous airpocalypse
News.com.au - 1/17/2017 9:42:21 AM
COUNTRIES across the globe are burdened with disease and in the world’s death capitals ... and accelerate the restructuring of the economy away from heavily polluted areas,” climate and energy campaigner Doug Liansai said.
Global Peace Index Report Reveals the World’s Most Peaceful Countries
realclearlife.com - 1/11/2017 10:18:06 AM
Iceland is the world’s most peaceful country, followed by Denmark, pictured, and Austria. (Getty Images) Two of the main areas of deterioration were the Middle East and Africa, where conflicts intensified and became “more entrenched,” per Steve ...
The country's highest paid big-city mayor is reportedly right here in San Francisco
San Francisco Gate - 1/17/2017 9:56:40 AM
San Francisco isn't the biggest city in the world, but its mayor makes the biggest salary in ... budget and often ranks as the most expensive city for living expenses in the country. San Francisco, along with Honolulu and Los Angeles, are also among ...
Asia drives rise in 2016 world tourism numbers: UN
MSN - 1/17/2017 3:40:16 PM
The number of people living in Asia and discovering both their own region and the rest of the world rose eight percent compared to 2015, the Madrid-based body said. The Asia-Pacific area, meanwhile ... varied widely from one country to the next.
Why Russia — a country with less money than Canada and fewer people than Nigeria — runs the world now
National Post - 1/16/2017 10:12:10 AM
The country has sent its armed forces into battle no less than five times since the year 2000: In Chechnya, in the Caucasus border areas, Georgia ... which it earned through victory in the Second World War. What’s more, Russia uses it.
'Not Welcome': Members at DC country club take swing at Obama over Israel stance
FOX News - 1/13/2017 8:38:30 PM
Members at an exclusive Washington-area country club think President Obama is a real duffer ... “[President Obama] has created a situation in the world where Israel’s very existence is weakened and possibly threatened,” longtime member Faith ...
How Venezuela’s corrupt socialists are looting the country to death
New York Post - 1/10/2017 8:17:36 AM
Venezuela is no longer a country with a government, institutions and a civil society. It’s a geographic area terrorized by a criminal enterprise ... has given Caracas the highest murder rate in the world. Loving parents are putting their children up ...
President urges expansion of BISP to far-flung areas of country
timesofislamabad.com - 1/17/2017 10:03:49 AM
President Mamnoon Hussain has called for expansion of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) to far-flung areas ... women of the country. She said that now the amount is disbursing on times, which help women empowerment. She said that World Bank, IMF ...
17 stunning and unusual ski destinations around the world
The Business Insider - 1/17/2017 9:42:21 AM
From backcountry adventures in Afghanistan to skiing at midnight in Sweden, there are under-the-radar resorts located all over the world. We've listed some of ... but Shymbulak — a 30-minute drive from the country's former capital Almaty — has ...
Gabon's National Parks: Safe Havens For The Country's Wildlife
worldatlas.com - 1/17/2017 3:04:28 PM
Then-President Omar Bongo created the country’s first National Agency for National Parks, responsible for managing national parks and conserving their wildlife and resources. It set aside 13 areas as protected national parks in its first year by working ...
As US looks inward, China seeks a lead role on world stage
Chron - 1/17/2017 1:09:56 PM
Xi also stepped into other areas of international consensus ... Xi hit hard on the metaphor of the world economy as an "ocean," saying countries "must have courage to swim in the global market." "We should not develop a habit of retreating to the harbor ...
Obama, world will miss you
Deccan Herald - 1/17/2017 6:32:04 PM
These achievements are all the more spectacular given what Obama inherited from his predecessor, George W Bush – an economy in recession, a country that was deeply ... there is concern that his achievements in the areas of healthcare and education ...
Stopping Sex Trafficking: Philadelphia Area Law Enforcement Step Up Efforts to Combat Scourge of Human Trafficking
NBC Philadelphia - 1/17/2017 10:21:08 PM
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The underground world of sex trafficking is one of the country’s fastest growing crimes. Now police in the Philadelphia area are joining forces with other local agencies to take on the fight. NBC10’s Denise ...
Storage Area Network Market: Asia Pacific to Grow at Highest CAGR Through 2026
Market Watch - 1/17/2017 11:58:21 AM
becoming the most lucrative industrial verticals around the world. Preview Analysis on Global Storage Area Network (SAN) Market Segmentation By Component - Software, Hardware and Service; By SAN Type - Virtual SAN and Conventional SAN; By Technology ...
Around the world
The Bulletin - 1/17/2017 11:58:21 AM
Noor Salman was taken into custody in the San Francisco Bay Area and is facing charges in Florida ... The alliance between Egypt and Saudi Arabia, two of the most influential Sunni countries in the world, has been tense for more than a year, with Egypt ...