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
In One Of Latin America’s Poorest Countries, Boosting The Economy Is Women’s Work
FiveThirtyEight - 12/7/2016 8:17:57 PM
Now Nicaragua is working to change machismo culture — and it may be setting an example for other Latin American countries ... areas where the program was run, the number of rural women who received land titles increased by 50 percent, according to a ...
Almost half the world will be online by end of 2016; poorer countries will lag, report shows
Reuters - 11/22/2016 5:55:16 AM
In the world's developed countries about 80 percent of the population use the ... The offline population is female, elderly, less educated, poorer and lives in rural areas, said the union, a specialized agency for information and communication technologies.
World Architecture Community is looking for Country Editors for 2017
worldarchitecture.org - 12/7/2016 9:55:11 AM
it will foster other civic engagements in some remote areas where it is difficult to reach and report. Based entirely on our numerous readers from all countries, World Architecture Community launches new Country Editors interface, which will rewrite the ...
AP Source: Grammy country committee rejects Beyonce song
Chron - 12/7/2016 11:09:45 PM
And that's what makes country music great." Beyonce, still, impressed the music world by earning Grammy nominations in the ... Click below for the top news from around the Houston area and beyond. Sign up for our newsletters to be the first to learn ...
Reasons Why The US Will Dominate The World Economy For The Foreseeable Future
Forbes - 12/5/2016 9:07:27 AM
In my view, the two areas where it makes the most sense for the United ... they have to dish out a lot more payment for the retirees. There is only one country in the world that is an exception to that: the United States, because we are the only place ...
Half surface water in some countries has been lost since 1980s
New Scientist - 12/7/2016 6:16:16 PM
Overall, the area of land permanently ... water loss occurred in just five countries: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Afghanistan and Iraq. Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan have lost almost the entire Aral Sea – once the world’s fourth largest lake.
18 Diseases The World Has Turned Its Back On
The Huffington Post - 12/6/2016 7:40:22 AM
Only 13 countries are known to still have cases of yaws ... Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter visits the Sudanese village of Lojura -- one of the world's worst areas for Guinea worm -- on Feb. 11, 2010. The Carter Centre has been working in Sudan ...
In Land of World’s Cheapest LNG, Exxon and Total Seen Teaming Up
bloomberg.com - 12/7/2016 6:27:35 AM
“If there are areas where we can ... planning Papua LNG, the country’s next major gas venture, due to its impending takeover of InterOil Corp. LNG in PNG, including development, operational and shipping costs is the world’s cheapest and less ...
Taiwan Feels Forgotten. But Not by Trump.
New York Times - 12/7/2016 7:39:10 AM
For the first time in years, this island of 23 million is making headlines around the world. That’s cause for celebration in a country that usually feels ... two aircraft carrier battle groups to the area in response to provocative missile tests by ...
Morning Call All-Area girls XC runner of year: Stroudsburg's Allana Powlette
The Morning Call - 12/5/2016 11:55:04 PM
the Nordic island country of Iceland and all around the shores at the New York Finger Lakes, among other scenic territories. Though she sight-sees by foot because it's something she enjoys, it's also helped her develop into one of the area's elite distance ...
UNESCO World Heritage Sites In Jordan
worldatlas.com - 12/7/2016 5:11:50 PM
Jordan covers an area of 35,637 square miles and has a population of up to 9.8 million. The country’s diverse landscapes and environments ... UNESCO designated it a cultural world heritage site in 2015. Petra is a historical and archaeological city ...
India unveils the world's largest solar power plant
Al JAZEERA - 11/30/2016 4:19:53 AM
The facility in Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu, has a capacity of 648 MW and covers an area of 10 sq/km ... joining only a handful of countries that can make this claim. As solar power increases, India is expected to become the world's third-biggest solar market ...
World Bank Injects $122 million to Tackle TB in Southern Africa including Malawi
The Maravi Post - 12/7/2016 12:04:02 PM
and cross-border areas of the four target countries. Its primary beneficiaries will be TB-affected individuals and households in line with the World Bank Group’s goals to support the most vulnerable as part of its thrust to ending extreme poverty and ...
Freezing, dense fog advisories issued for Green Country
Tulsa World - 12/5/2016 6:15:39 AM
Light ice accumulation is possible on bridges in areas that are below freezing. The NWS issued the freezing fog advisory for Rogers, Mayes, Delaware, Creek, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Wagoner, Cherokee, Adair, Muskogee and McIntosh counties. The NWS issued the ...
World AIDS Day activities electrify Corporate Area
Jamaica Observer - 12/4/2016 6:38:18 AM
The area ... the country’s most notable achievement, to date, is that the transmission of HIV from mother to child is currently below two per cent. “We are aware that much more needs to be done to achieve our goals. As the world commemorates ...