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
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 ...
Taliban kills Afghan official in country's south
Inside Bay Area - 10/14/2014 1:05:52 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An official in Afghanistan says Taliban gunmen have killed a district chief and his security guard in the country's southern Helmand province. Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor of Helmand, says that an insurgent ...
Rotary Seeks Area Young Adults for Expense-Paid Cultural Exchange to Peru
The Alternative Press - 10/23/2014 4:01:19 AM
The Rotary Clubs of our area are seeking four outstanding young adults ... As ambassadors of Rotary, groups of young adults from two different parts of the world will visit each others’ countries to share their personal, cultural and professional ...
Countries that hate their government most
Delaware Online - 10/22/2014 11:50:46 PM
Bosnia and Herzegovina had the world's lowest government approval rating ... and in 2007 it became a member of the Schengen area, which allows free movement between member countries in Europe. However, many residents are unhappy with EU leadership as ...
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 ... To date, the world's largest outbreak of Ebola has killed more than 3,400 people in Guinea ...
Cities & Sustainability – Joining Forces and Expertise at Microsoft and Around the World
blogs.msdn.com - 10/9/2014 1:07:38 PM
And while historically cities have been less involved at the UN level than country governments ... improve in this area. In many ways, this move reflects changes that have been recognized by many of the largest cities around the world.
Why For aren't there more countries in Epcot's World Showcase area?
Jim Hill Media - 10/12/2014 11:55:28 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 ...
Know about Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, world's most disturbed region
India TV - 10/23/2014 6:10:09 AM
has been the most disturbed region of the world. With so many US drone attacks and Taliban militancy in the region, the place has witnessed unrelenting violence. Let us explore the reasons for the frequent incidents of terrorism in the area: The ...
World’s 10 worst airports
FOX News - 10/21/2014 1:50:40 PM
Vice President Joe Biden once called LGA a “third world country.” Sleeping in Airports also ranked ... In fact, all three major New York City metro area airports—Newark, JFK and LaGuardia--got bad marks. And Las Vegas’ McCarran, at number 9 ...
Editorial: North Country safe, prepared
Press Republican - 10/23/2014 2:56:53 AM
Little concern was expressed when it seemed to be isolated to a few third-world countries on the other side of the planet ... fearful that if they step on a plane or visit a more populated area of the United States, they may come down with this deadly ...
Nation & World briefing
The Bulletin - 10/23/2014 5:55:51 AM
The Denver-area girls — two sisters ages 17 and 15 ... one of Iran’s largest urban centers and the country’s chief tourist destination. Some of the women were blinded or disfigured.
Singapore named Lonely Planet's No 1 destination for 2015: A look at other countries in top 10 list
The Straits Times - 10/22/2014 10:14:44 AM
Visit Fez, a labyrinth of markets and tanneries. According to Lonely Planet, it is the "world's largest living Islamic medieval city and most populous car-free urban area". - The country's evocative landscapes have not gone unnoticed. It's appeared in ...
Four countries pledge to restore 30 million hectares of degraded lands at UN Summit
Mongabay - 9/25/2014 9:38:09 PM
In total this week's pledges add up to 33.7 million hectares, an area larger than Taiwan. "Today's pledges by countries in Africa and Latin America ... to understand the impact of human behavior on the world's public health, according to a new report.
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 ...
World response to Ebola was slow - Mahama
Ghana Web - 10/21/2014 11:23:19 PM
"Let me say that the situation with Ebola in the three affected countries is quite a serious one. Unfortunately the response by the rest of the world was quite slow. "As a result of the cultural practices and the peculiar nature of the area in which the ...