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
Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone is battling to contain the virus, but one area of the country remains untouched
The Independent - 10/15/2014 6:51:16 PM
It is a poor place, dependent on small farms and gold mines, the largest of the country's 14 districts by land size and home to 265,000 residents. It borders Guinea, where the current Ebola outbreak began and first spilt over into Sierra Leone. Koinadugu ...
Get happy in the world's happiest countries
CNN - 3/21/2014 11:02:07 AM
The happiest of countries -- many of which are in Scandinavia ... The Great Barrier Reef covers 344,400 kilometers in area and includes the largest coral reef ecosystem in the world. Some 600 continental islands, 3,000 coral reefs and about 150 inshore ...
490 - Map of the World's Countries Rearranged by Population
Big Think - 11/21/2010 6:57:52 PM
What if the world were rearranged so that the inhabitants of the country with the largest population would move to the country with the largest area? And the second-largest population would migrate to the second-largest country, and so on? The result would ...
World's overlooked countries to buy second citizenship, residency
CNN - 6/28/2013 6:30:36 AM
Anyone in the world can apply for citizenship, save one country ... An Austrian passport easily gives that option by opening many borders. The country is a member of the Schengen Area with its 26 countries spanning most of western Europe sharing common ...
Ski Hearth Farm – America’s Newest Cross Country Ski Area Set to Open This Season
northforkvue.com - 10/14/2014 9:58:34 PM
Ski Hearth Farm cross country ski area in historic Sugar Hill ... Sno-Engineering is now a world-wide leader in mountain resort industry. In 1939, the Hannah’s opened the farm for ski guests. Several items on the menu were raised on the farm and provided ...
GUESS | What is the country's oldest street? Clue: It's in Cebu City
interaksyon.com - 10/22/2014 7:01:27 AM
CEBU CITY -- Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama will start a P5-million revitalization project for the country’s ... An all-in-one world class shopping, recreation, and business center, he added, will be established in the area. It will have fashionable ...
Journal-World All-Area girls cross country team
LJWORLD - 11/28/2012 6:10:01 AM
In her final season running for the Lions, the speedy senior finished in the top three at six different races before illness slowed her down in her season finale at the Class 6A state meet, where she finished 27th in the 4K. Morgan’s top time came when ...
Washington: A world apart
Washington Post - 11/8/2013 11:55:28 PM
“This is a wonderful area. I’m not sure all the people ... Frey said Washington is an example of how the country is compartmentalizing itself into clusters of people with different backgrounds and world views. “It’s a magnet for people who grew ...
China is the world's second-largest country by land area!
Pakistan Defence - 5/2/2013 11:58:53 PM
what happens if you hypothetically exclude tibet, uyghur and inner mongolia? thats 4 million square km right there. if you add the adjoining sichuan, qinghai, gansu then thats roughly 60% of China. why ethnic minority provinces make up such a large chunk ...
Michelin Says Saison and Benu Are Among World's Best Restaurants, Awarding Three Stars to Both!
Eater SF - 10/21/2014 9:35:57 PM
In the rarefied world of Michelin, worthy culinary establishments are ... here are twelve things you need to know about the winners and losers in the 2015 San Francisco Bay Area and Wine Country Michelin guide. 2. In a glowing review of Saison, Eater's ...
World’s 10 worst airports
FOX News - 10/21/2014 3:38:02 PM
Vice President Joe Biden reportedly called LGA a “third world country.” In it annual survey, Sleeping in Airports also ranked the worst airports in North America. Every airport in the New York City metro area—Newark, JFK and LaGuardia--get bad marks.
Nearly 3 in 10 Worldwide See Their Areas as Good for Gays
Call UP - 8/26/2014 11:53:57 PM
Of the countries where three in four or more residents feel their area is hospitable to gay and lesbian people ... was also the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage in 2001. As of 2013, Iceland (82%), Canada (80%), Spain (79%), the ...
How many solar panels would it take to power Earth?
The Christian Science Monitor - 7/30/2014 5:20:38 AM
According to a graduate thesis by Technical University of Braunschweig student Nadine May, the number of solar panels needed to supply the entire world’s energy needs would fill just 25,000 square miles – or an area ... in every country, they would ...
Alarm as China Issues Rules for Disputed Area
New York Times - 12/1/2012 10:05:40 PM
HAIKOU, China — New rules announced by a Chinese province last week to allow interceptions of ships in the South China Sea are raising concerns in the region, and in Washington, that simmering disputes with Southeast Asian countries over the waters will ...
World’s population increasingly urban with more than half living in urban areas
UN News Centre - 7/10/2014 3:31:20 PM
These three countries will account for 37 per cent of the projected growth of the world’s urban population between 2014 and 2050 ... The New York-Newark area and Cairo complete the top ten most populous urban areas with around 18.5 million inhabitants ...