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
490 - Map of the World's Countries Rearranged by Population
Big Think - 11/20/2010 11:59:42 PM
What if the world were rearranged ... them), but it is unclear where it first originated, and who produced it (the map is signed, in the bottom right hand corner, by JPALMZ). (1) Most (dependent) territories and countries in the top 20 of Wikipedia's ...
World’s first five country protected area to conserve “Europe’s Amazon”
wwf.panda.org - 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”.
Journal-World All-Area boys cross country team
LJWORLD - 11/28/2012 6:31:29 AM
The Wildcats senior raced to top-10 finishes at the Rim Rock Farm Classic and KC Metro Championship before taking first place in the Frontier League, winning a Class 4A regional title and finishing his outstanding prep cross country career as 4A’s state ...
World's overlooked countries to buy second citizenship, residency
CNN - 6/29/2013 5:32:09 AM
It also touts no personal income tax, the allowance for multiple citizenship and visa-free access ... Applicants must be of "outstanding character," must wait "at least eight weeks" for approval and must have a "basic level" of English ...
Largest Country of the World by Area
Meri News - 12/4/2013 9:41:25 AM
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 ...
Washington: A world apart
Washington Post - 11/8/2013 11:55:28 PM
A Zip’s ranking is a number between 0 and 99 representing the average ... and runs 30 miles wide from Haymarket in Prince William County to the heart of the District up to Rock Creek Parkway. One in four households in the region are in a ...
Why For aren't there more countries in Epcot's World Showcase area?
Jim Hill Media - 12/1/2013 11:56:49 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 ...
Congo Basin Countries Could Double Their Cultivated Area While Limiting pressure on Forests
The World Bank Group - 5/13/2013 11:53:00 PM
For example, Congo Basin countries could almost double their cultivated area without converting any forested areas ... with deforestation,” said Jamal Saghir, the Director of the World Bank Sustainable Development Department for the Africa Region.
World Bank Expects Muted Global Growth, Led By Developing World
The World Bank Group - 6/12/2013 10:34:28 PM
despite ongoing contraction in the Euro Area. However, the pick-up in developing countries will be modest because of capacity constraints in several middle income countries, says the World Bank in the newly-released Global Economic Prospects (GEP ...
World's biggest coffee morning comes to Falmouth area
Bridgwater News - 10/3/2013 3:19:49 PM
Cakes, buns, pies and hot drinks were the order of the day as schools, cafes, pubs and village halls hosted events in support of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Falmouth Primary School was one of the first ...
This country has the world’s smartest students
CNBC - 12/3/2013 10:04:05 AM
Chinese students have come out on top in an international standardized test covering mathematics, reading and science, far outscoring their U.S. counterparts who achieved below average marks in two out of three subjects. The results of the 2012 Program for ...
These 17 countries may have housing bubbles. If they pop, God help us all.
Washington Post - 12/3/2013 12:31:25 AM
Nouriel Roubini was one of the most presciently pessimistic analysts of the global economy in the run-up to the global financial crisis. And now he thinks it's happening again. Roubini doesn't see bubbles in the places where they were most ...
Tunisia introduces permits for visits to Sahara Desert area of country
Irish Independent - 7/1/2012 4:00:06 AM
Mali World Heritage sites attacked Islamists who control the northern Mali city of Timbuktu are trying to destroy tombs classified as Unesco World Heritage sites, a resident said. Ali Yattara said the Islamists began attacking the saints' tombs with ...
India is set to become the youngest country by 2020
The Hindu - 4/16/2013 9:11:45 PM
By 2020, India is set to become the world’s youngest country with 64 per cent of its population in ... The report finds that a person in an urban area has a 93 per cent greater chance of acquiring training than someone in a rural area.