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
China gives $6 million for food in Ebola countries
Inside Bay Area - 10/19/2014 10:06:57 PM
BEIJING (AP) — China has contributed $6 million to the World Food Program to help stave off food shortages in countries worst affected by the Ebola virus. The WFP announced Monday that the money will go to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the ...
First Ebola case in Mali sparks aid mission by World Health Organisation
theguardian.com - 10/24/2014 1:47:06 PM
The World Health Organisation is sending experts to help fight Ebola in Mali, a day after the country confirmed its first case of ... while artisanal gold mines scattered across that area create a constant flow of traders. “For a lot of the families ...
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 ...
North Country: U.S. Ski Team To Train at Mittersill
The Caledonian Record - 10/24/2014 11:59:44 AM
"But Mittersill is coming back as a ski area and will have natural ... On the Nordic side, the cross country trails on the 640-acre Ski Hearth Farm in Sugar Hill, formerly owned by Easton native and world champion skier Bode Miller, will open in December.
NGO: Fighting Ebola in West Africa is 'a deadly race against time'
The Lead CNN - 10/10/2014 6:57:12 PM
Specifically countries such as Guinea, Sierra Leona and Liberia, some thousands of American troops are going to be deployed in that area, and international aid organizations are on the ground as well. International Rescue Committee CEO David Miliband deals ...
'CMA Country Christmas' books Steven Tyler to perform
Reality TV World - 10/23/2014 3:42:49 PM
Rock icon Steven Tyler has been booked to perform with Brad Paisley on the 2-hour TV special CMA Country Christmas ... to the taping to help make the holidays brighter for Nashville-area children. "Our toy drive adds something special to the celebration ...
Data Mining Reveals How News Coverage Varies Around the World
MIT Technology Review - 10/24/2014 4:07:17 AM
And to visualize the different news agendas, they’ve created cartograms to reflect the coverage. These are maps in which the land area of a country is distorted by the amount of news coverage it receives in a given region (the image above shows how ...
Why For aren't there more countries in Epcot's World Showcase area?
Jim Hill Media - 10/19/2014 11:54:20 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 world’s biggest economic problem
The Economist online - 10/23/2014 11:10:48 AM
Prices are falling in eight European countries. The zone’s overall inflation rate has ... And, unlike Japan, which has a homogenous, stoic society, the euro area cannot hang together through years of economic sclerosis and falling prices.
OFFICIAL: The World Health Organization Declares Senegal And Nigeria Free From Ebola
Forbes - 10/23/2014 2:09:46 PM
This 42-day period starts from the last day that any person in the country had contact with a confirmed or probable Ebola case. Quick Prevention Facts on Ebola: There is no FDA-approved vaccine available for Ebola. If you travel to or are in an area ...
Rotary seeks four area young adults for expense-paid cultural exchange to Peru
New Jersey Online - 10/23/2014 12:22:23 PM
They will also give presentations to Rotary Clubs and other groups about our home country and local area. The Rotary Foundation provides round-trip airfare and local Rotarians in the host country provide meals, lodging and group travel in their district.
Tickets On Sale for The Nutcracker at Westport Country Playhouse
Connectcut Plus - 10/24/2014 12:21:12 PM
NORWALK, CT - Ballet Etudes Company (BEC)(www.balletetudescompany.com) announced the return of their time honored production of The Nutcracker to the Westport Country Playhouse. Audiences will once again be transported to Clara’s dream world and enjoy ...
Battered in Iraqi crisis, Chaldeans move synod from Baghdad to Kurdish area
Ecumenical News - 10/24/2014 12:28:22 PM
Chaldean Catholic bishops from around the world are meeting in Erbil, northern Iraq, for a five-day synod despite the security crisis in their country that involves persecution ... It is subjecting the area to rocket and grenades attacks.
Pentagon: New airstrikes target refineries used by ISIS in Syria
CNN - 9/24/2014 11:33:52 PM
Even as the Security Council adopted a resolution drawn up by the United States addressing the growing threat posed by foreign fighters, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the world must act ... Didier Reynders said his country's parliament will ...
US Ski Team to train at Cannon's Mittersill area
WMUR - 10/24/2014 12:57:00 PM
Eric Harlow, USSA Eastern region alpine director, tells the paper the area will become a world-class training center. Mittersill was closed for more than two decades before reopening in 2009. It offered back-country skiing with limited grooming and ...