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
UN tells Latin American countries hit by Zika to allow women access to abortion
The Guardian - 2/5/2016 7:04:12 PM
Strict curbs on contraception and abortion are common in hard-hit nations but UN says women should have choice about degree of risk they’re willing to take The United Nations high commissioner for human rights has called on Latin American countries hit ...
Why these countries could benefit from European banking union
World Economic Forum - 2/8/2016 11:36:50 AM
To break the loop, euro-area leaders decided to move responsibility ... 8 percent in other European countries and 32 percent in the rest of the world. One bank with large operations in the banking union is Barclays (UK), which holds 22 percent of assets ...
The world’s most violent cities
The Economist online - 2/3/2016 7:49:31 PM
The country’s national statistics also bear out this grim record; it has surpassed Honduras as the country with the world's highest murder rate ... which covers a slightly larger area than the city itself, and an assumption that 80% of these are the ...
10 Bible Translation Projects to Be Launched in Countries With 'Severe' Christian Persecution
The Christian Post - 2/5/2016 2:29:12 AM
At least 10 new Bible translation projects will be launched in countries where Christians are highly persecuted, one of the world's leading Bible translation ... and vigilantes can sweep into an area without notice." "Yes, it's dangerous," Wycliffe ...
The World Pledged Billions In Aid To Syrians, But Millions Can't Get It
The Huffington Post - 2/5/2016 9:41:41 PM
Syrians at the Thursday conference welcomed the aid, but urged countries to do more to help protect civilians inside Syria and make sure that the aid can actually reach them. “Of course we welcome the funds pledged today, but all the money in the world ...
How To Throw The Country’s Most Extravagant Super Bowl Party
ww2.kqed.org - 2/4/2016 9:14:14 PM
Get someone well known to moderate it. Then pack the party with active football players to make fans feel like they’re part of the NFL world. That last part is a key component of the Kinnetts’ quest to create the perfect tailgate. Every year ...
The world’s biggest solar plant takes important step forward
Grist - 2/4/2016 11:58:52 PM
Now, the area will host a new type of blockbuster ... assessment — which is pretty admirable considering that Morocco is one of the few countries in the world to achieve that rating. The Guardian reports on some of the breakthrough solar developments ...
Elder Christofferson: Church emerging across Pacific Area
Deseret News - 2/4/2016 8:16:58 PM
Todd's Christofferson's recent travels to three countries in the Pacific Area offered the apostle a glimpse of three ... the highest concentrations of Latter-day Saints anywhere in the world, with about one in three Samoans being Mormons.
India will stand by Pakistan only if it takes decisive action against terrorists: Rajnath
Firstpost - 2/3/2016 9:15:25 PM
"The government is increasing its capabilities in this area as well ... show the resolve of the world. Sanctions stipulated by UN Security Council resolutions are often rendered ineffective by vested interests of some countries in the absence of a ...
Woman killed by Phoenix-area police had popular online video
WLOX 13 - 2/6/2016 4:44:01 AM
"She was trying to share the struggles some people with Asperger's go through and to try to take the stigma away," said Heather Allen, the founder of HALO Animal Rescue, a Phoenix-area organization ... in the South American country More >> Health experts ...
Mitchell Marsh cashes in for club, then country
ESPN Cricinfo 20 - 2/6/2016 1:26:34 PM
Mitchell Marsh was waiting to bat when a voice behind the players' viewing area piped up. "I was waiting to bat and ... something that may be underlined by his possible omission from the squad for the World Twenty20 to take place in India before the ...
Wizard World Tapped as Exclusive Amateur Tour for TEKKEN 7 by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America
PR.com - 2/7/2016 8:10:25 AM
“The BANDAI NAMCO gaming area at Wizard World New Orleans was a big hit ... bringing BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment games to fans throughout the country. TEKKEN 7 will be one of the marquee titles that BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America will have featured ...
London's Mayfair district the definition of Old World luxury and elegance
Gazette Xtra - 2/5/2016 11:57:41 PM
A mouthful, I know, but the only instruction involved is that of being led through a feast of Basque country dishes, prepared by Elena Arzak, the 2012 recipient of the Veuve Clicquot best female chef in the world award. Other Mayfair-area restaurants ...
Tourism officials alarmed by new Zika cases in Caribbean, Latin America
Olympian - 2/3/2016 10:59:48 AM
The Pan American Health Organization on Monday added Jamaica and Costa Rica to the list of countries in the Western Hemisphere where the Zika virus has been detected as officials warned pregnant women in particular not to travel to the area. We can never ...
11 chilling predictions for what the world will look like in 10 years
Times of India - 2/4/2016 9:54:12 AM
Russia's nuclear-weapons infrastructure is spread across a vast geographic area. If the political disintegration ... in global affairs will make the world an even less predictable place, it's a reality that other countries will have to deal with.