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
Chinese state media say 51 killed by powerful tornado
Los Angeles Times - 6/23/2016 3:36:24 PM
The tornado hit a densely populated area of farms and factories near the city of Yancheng ... The southern part of the country is hit every year during the May-July monsoon season, but this rainy season has been particularly wet. Water levels in some ...
Overdose deaths overwhelm medical examiners, coroners across country
The Columbus Dispatch - 6/24/2016 2:49:17 AM
The Connecticut medical examiner's office has considered renting a refrigerated truck to store extra bodies because its storage area has neared capacity at ... "There are many, many parts of the country that have substantial problems," said Dr. David ...
Markets around the world are in crisis mode
CNN Money - 6/24/2016 12:04:38 AM
Fierce campaigning has split the country down the middle ... Campaigners for Britain to remain an EU member say walking out of the biggest free trade area in the world would do irreparable damage to the economy. -- Felicia Wong, Ivan Watson, Sophia ...
Severini's World Class Soccer School, in its 27th year, offering local summer camps
Main Line Media News - 6/24/2016 9:58:47 AM
The remaining July camps will be held at the Haverford Reserve area. The last camp will be held Aug ... and development that have attracted players from all over the country and the world, have specialized in high level training for the middle school ...
Ship-to-shore delivery shows real-world potential of disaster relief drones
Gizmag - 6/24/2016 5:33:55 AM
Earlier this year it also completed what was the country's first approved autonomous urban drone delivery, carrying bottled water, emergency food and a first aid kit to an uninhabited residential area in Hawthorne ... half of the world's population ...
Slumming it: how tourism is putting the world’s poorest places on the map
THE CONVERSATION - 6/23/2016 11:47:20 AM
But is it really any better to travel to a country ... Mumbai – a world heritage site. Likewise, in Johannesburg, most locals consider the inner-city neighbourhood of Hillbrow to be off limits. But tourists rate walking tours of the area so highly ...
Sandwich-Making World Record Broken by FARE Conference Attendees
Yahoo Finance - 6/23/2016 3:29:15 PM
Every sandwich was immediately wrapped, packaged and donated to 14 Dallas-area food banks, veterans organizations and schools with the help of the Folds of Honor Foundation. "We believe that the simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich can make the world a ...
Donald Trump's Son Eric On The Record: Why Trump Turnberry Is The Best Golf Resort In The World
Forbes - 6/23/2016 10:17:16 PM
The Trump Winery in Charlottesville, VA, though recently winning some of the most prestigious tasting awards in the country ... area. The 4th hole has new tee and the green has been nudged closer to the coastline. The next eight holes feature five of the ...
These 10 world-changing invasions were planned but never happened
The Business Insider - 6/23/2016 8:12:35 AM
And if these 10 invasions had happened, the world would be a dramatically ... the two Communist countries that almost turned into a nuclear conflict. It started over a small island on the Ussuri River, 3/4 of a mile in area. The river is the border between ...
The weird world of expensive wine
abc7chicago.com - 6/22/2016 12:10:00 PM
Off I went in search of data, and I found it in the form of a juicy, dense spreadsheet containing 140,000 wines from 10,000 producers in 33 countries, and their prices ... American Viticultural Area (where applicable), color (red, white or rose) and ...
World Briefs: U.S. assists Venezuela in political crisis
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 6/23/2016 4:02:03 AM
Although he is one of the world’s most vociferous critics of the United States ... they want to avoid bloodshed and a humanitarian crisis that might spill across the country’s borders, undermining Mr. Obama’s legacy in a region where he made history ...
Obama arrives in Bay Area for two-day visit
San Jose Mercury News - 6/23/2016 7:15:19 AM
When Obama emerged from the plane, onlookers craned their necks and stood on their tiptoes with iPhones in hand to catch a glimpse of the leader of the free world. A few lucky ones ... and spoke highly of the Bay Area. He told them he wanted to visit ...
Global banks hammered by U.K. vote
KVIA TV ABC-7 - 6/24/2016 10:34:34 AM
World markets are in crisis mode as investors scramble to deal ... The European Central Bank issued a similar statement about the euro area banking system. Leading up to the referendum, global banks were vocal in calling for the U.K. to remain within ...
Magic out of mould: inside the world’s wildest restaurant
The Guardian - 6/24/2016 4:22:20 AM
Diners flock from every country in the world. One recent guest in Fäviken’s dining room ... The sous chefs set all the component parts on the pass – the area where dishes are assembled before being sent to the diners – and the entire staff gathered ...
Markets around the world start freaking out
KMBC - 6/23/2016 7:03:59 PM
Fierce campaigning has split the country down the middle ... Campaigners for Britain to remain an EU member say walking out of the biggest free trade area in the world would do irreparable damage to the economy. -- Judy Kwon contributed reporting.