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 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 ...
Get happy in the world's happiest countries
CNN - 3/20/2014 12:29:12 PM
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 ...
World's overlooked countries to buy second citizenship, residency
CNN - 7/1/2013 4:53:59 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 ...
Journal-World All-Area Cross Country: Boys
LJWORLD - 12/3/2011 8:24:39 AM
• Kain Anderson, Free State senior — raced to second place at Class 6A state championship, posting a 15:55.1 at Rim Rock Farm. • Dawson Colglazier, Santa Fe Trail junior — won three meets this year, dropped his personal record by 42 seconds and ...
Anti-government protesters claim victory after occupying area around parliament
FOX News - 8/20/2014 5:31:32 AM
Famous cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri have led twin rallies calling on Sharif to step down over alleged voting fraud in the election that brought him to office last year in the country's first-ever democratic transfer of ...
Total forest coverage by country
theguardian.com - 9/1/2009 11:57:45 PM
Richer countries such as Canada, Switzerland and Croatia managed to keep their number of hectares at a stable number or have enlarged their total forest area in the same period. But globally, the trend is clear: our forests are disappearing rapidly.
White House could announce world's largest marine reserve soon
The Christian Science Monitor - 8/20/2014 10:06:32 PM
Other countries are also working to expand the area of such ocean havens ... established by President George W. Bush in 2009, into the world’s largest marine reserve. In the process it would double the area globally subject to such tight fishing ...
2014 World Cup Investing By Country: Africa/Asia
Seeking Alpha - 6/12/2014 9:48:09 PM
The 2014 World Cup kicks off in Brazil on Thursday, June 12th. A total of 32 teams will compete to win the quadrennial tournament. While Brazil could be the biggest country to prosper ... company's biggest segments. One area of growth remains potash.
Largest Country of the World by Area
Meri News - 8/16/2014 6:12:04 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 ...
Arizona's FireRock Country Club earns honor from Fountain Hills Award Program
World Golf - 8/20/2014 5:41:40 PM
“We couldn’t be more delighted with our selection as favorite golf course in the Fountain Hills area,” said Denis Matte, general manager of FireRock Country Club. “We strive to provide the ultimate product for our members and their guests and to be ...
Why For aren't there more countries in Epcot's World Showcase area?
Jim Hill Media - 8/14/2014 11:53:52 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 ...
The real world is undermining Silicon Valley’s apolitical fantasyland
Washington Post - 8/20/2014 1:16:49 PM
Use technology to change the world. This attitude ... themselves this story about Bay Area exceptionalism and technology's capacity to rescue us all, they will remain incongruously out of step with the rest of the country. There's a bit of an old ...
World’s first five country protected area to conserve “Europe’s Amazon”
WWF Panda - 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”.
The World's Most Competitive Countries
Forbes - 5/21/2014 11:54:27 PM
For the past 26 years, IMD, an international business school in Lausanne, Switzerland, has issued a list of the countries it says are the world’s most competitive ... like the Ukraine crisis. The main area of improvement in the Russian economy had ...
5 Best Wine Regions in the World
Travelers Today - 8/20/2014 4:15:46 PM
Nothing says relaxation like a vacation to wine country. After all, what's better than laying out ... have listed below five of the very best wine regions in the world, places that are guaranteed to have you leaving your vacation relaxed, content, and ...