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
Wine country is among areas hit hard by storms in California
The Seattle Times - 1/9/2017 1:02:07 AM
Wine country in Sonoma County, California, was among the hardest hit areas, with up to 13 inches of rain since Friday. Rolling hills and vineyards along the scenic route known as River Road were submerged Monday with just the tips of vines visible in ...
Norway will become the first country in the world to switch off FM radio
Washington Post - 1/7/2017 12:57:20 AM
After a slow start, it became wildly popular all around the world, largely because the frequency ... Additionally, the country’s many mountain ranges and fjords left some areas without FM radio coverage. Estimating that the cost of FM was eight times ...
Global Peace Index Report Reveals the World’s Most Peaceful Countries
realclearlife.com - 1/11/2017 10:18:06 AM
Iceland is the world’s most peaceful country, followed by Denmark, pictured, and Austria. (Getty Images) Two of the main areas of deterioration were the Middle East and Africa, where conflicts intensified and became “more entrenched,” per Steve ...
'Not Welcome': Members at DC country club take swing at Obama over Israel stance
FOX News - 1/13/2017 8:38:30 PM
Members at an exclusive Washington-area country club think President Obama is a real duffer ... “[President Obama] has created a situation in the world where Israel’s very existence is weakened and possibly threatened,” longtime member Faith ...
World diplomats tell Trump, Israel: Mideast needs peace
Chron - 1/15/2017 10:09:11 PM
Salman Elherfi, speaking to The Associated Press, insisted "the option of two states is not the dream of a single country, but it has become the concern of the whole world to protect it ... news from around the Houston area and beyond.
Bay Area to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day with several events
ABC7 News - 1/16/2017 7:20:22 AM
The iconic civil rights leader will be honored for his contributions to the country and the world. Many will be using today as a day of service. For a list of MLK Day of Service events where you live, click here. President Obama is encouraging Americans to ...
South Asia in the emerging world order
The Express Tribune - 1/15/2017 5:51:29 PM
Washington would not subscribe to a world system which requires that some classes in the country may get hurt. The most important consequence of this approach will be in the area of international trade. It will become protectionist rather than open and ...
Africa's silent refugee crisis: 12.4 million on the run in their own countries
CNN - 1/11/2017 3:18:45 PM
She's one of more than 40.8 million people around the world on the run in their own ... who works with emergency response in the areas surrounding Maiduguri, in Borno state in the northeast of the country, near the border with Cameroon.
Africa: If Africa Is Serious About a Free Trade Area It Needs to Act Quickly, and Differently
AllAfrica - 1/11/2017 10:25:15 AM
Compared with the other regions of the world, intra-African trade is the lowest of any ... could have a negative effect on the usefulness of a continental free trade area. As countries, as well as regional economic communities, sign into these agreements ...
Army report lists 50 problems faced by troops; food, body armour, weapons among them
Hindustan Times - 1/16/2017 4:57:12 AM
In his maiden press conference as army chief, General Bipin Rawat on Friday touched on the report promising that frontline soldiers would be equipped with world-class gear and the force was collaborating with the country’s top academia and industry to ...
US report: Afghan forces not yet capable of securing country
US News and World Report - 1/11/2017 10:46:44 AM
said only 63.4 percent of the country's territory was under government control — compared to the 72 percent that the military said was controlled by Kabul in November 2015. SIGAR also noted at least seven other areas of concern in Afghanistan ...
Largest Countries in the World by Area
mapsofworld.com - 12/29/2016 11:55:15 PM
The world's ten biggest countries by size are ranked based on information from the CIA World Factbook. The numbers shown are based on the total land area of each country, including both land and water areas within the international boundaries. Russia is ...
China-Switzerland, Paradigm of Nexuses Between Countries: Xi
La Prensa Latina - 1/16/2017 3:27:08 PM
He thanked Leuthard's commitment for years to deepen the cooperation of the two nations in all areas and said he was pleased to visit Switzerland in early 2017 and attend the World Economic Forum. As one of the first Western countries to recognize and ...
The world is becoming a very scary place
CNN Money - 1/11/2017 9:20:50 AM
"The fact that the country that has been the linchpin of the global order since [World War II] is no longer available for ... "Rapid changes of attitudes in areas such as gender, sexual orientation, race, multiculturalism, environmental protection and ...
Japan: A re-emerging world power
Philstar - 1/14/2017 5:38:21 PM
One area of interest will be the future of Russian-Japanese ... power sufficiently strong enough to deter any external aggression from a country like China. As the world’s third largest economy, Japan has the economic means to build such a military ...