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
Vietnam World's Fifth Happiest Country, For Now
Forbes - 7/25/2016 9:14:51 AM
This measure of consumption gauges the land area needed to produce the resources to sustain ... At the same time there is also a widening gap in wealth and opportunity in the country. A 2014 World Bank report found the instances of income inequality ...
Global Warming, Heatwave Heighten Conflicts In Multi-Ethnic Countries, Study Says
Science World Report - 7/27/2016 7:03:38 AM
Study showed that these countries include Afghanistan and Somalia ... that their results imply that weather disasters act as a threat multiplier in the world's most conflicted regions. The study said that cuts in greenhouse gas emissions or measures ...
‘I was raped by a boy’: Women in Congo get help from Seattle-area groups
The Seattle Times - 7/27/2016 5:59:12 AM
Although Seattle is a world away, organizations with Northwest connections ... Its leadership offers decades of development experience in the Congo and other African countries, as well as research, fundraising support and advice on capacity-building ...
Pokemon Go: List of Countries Where the Game is Available
heavy.com - 7/27/2016 11:21:20 AM
Pokemon Go is taking the world by storm, and it’s slowly beginning to roll out all over the globe. The game was released on July 6th in the United States, Australia and New Zealand, but its launch in other countries ... in to the area so they can ...
Somalia attack: Twin car bombs explode by Mogadishu airport
BBC - 7/26/2016 8:16:24 AM
The large airport area in Mogadishu is a secure "green zone" for UN operations, the AU peacekeeping force and foreign embassies. The Somali government, with the help of AU forces, is fighting al-Shabab militants in several parts of the country.
What Are the Most — and Least — Peaceful Countries in the World?
thegate.boardingarea.com - 7/27/2016 9:15:28 PM
The interactivity of this portal extends to the 23 different qualitative and quantitative indicators — each of which you can apply to any of the 163 countries or the world in general — and you can compare the statistics of 2016 to those of previous years.
The world's most dangerous cruise ports
FOX News - 7/26/2016 10:53:53 AM
Large groups of people, completely unfamiliar with the area, are on the ground in a matter of minutes ... and don’t speak the local language. The countries in the following list have been selected based on the Global Peace Index (GPI) from the Institute ...
Pope's trip to Poland overshadowed by killing of priest in France
Reuters - 7/27/2016 4:07:40 PM
PREDECESSOR'S SHADOW Francis' five-day trip to the Krakow area will take place in the shadow of his predecessor, John Paul, who has cult-like status in Poland for his role in inspiring his native country to stand up to communist rule. There were more ...
Around the world
The Bulletin - 7/27/2016 11:57:07 AM
Poland awaits pope — When Pope Francis arrives in Poland this week to attend World Youth Day, one of the major events on the Catholic calendar, he will face a politically powerful church closely tied to the country’s new right-wing government.
Zimbabweans around the world rising up against Mugabe: ‘Enough is enough!’
The Record - 7/22/2016 11:58:53 PM
The peaceful protesters unfortunately had to vie with a motorcycle show taking place in the same downtown area in front of Kitchener ... Feb. 21 of this year. The country, though one of the world's poorest, is also one of the world's top 10 diamond ...
In Frank Lloyd Wright Country, Architecture and Apple Pie
New York Times - 7/27/2016 11:14:10 AM
This house would become Fallingwater, perhaps Wright’s most iconic design, and one of 10 structures by him that the United States nominated last year to become Unesco World Heritage sites ... south of Pittsburgh. The area, branded the Laurel Highlands ...
Najib: NSC Act ‘misinterpreted’ by fearmongers
Malaysiakini - 7/27/2016 3:31:52 PM
“Islamic State and its cruel, perverted ideology have no place in Islam, nor in our peaceful, diverse and tolerant country. Now is the time for us to unite and play an even greater part alongside the world community ... of a security area for six months ...
The Death of World Heritage Sites
La Nación - 7/24/2016 11:56:30 PM
Almost one-quarter of the coral in Australia's Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area – one of the world's richest and ... In low-lying Bangladesh, one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change, the government supports a proposal to build ...
CROSS COUNTRY: Top 10 most difficult courses
The Press-Enterprise - 7/26/2016 6:57:40 AM
Allen, the former Temescal Canyon and Elsinore cross country and track coach ... they were pretty wrung out,” Allen said. 2. RIM OF THE WORLD: Perhaps the most beautiful course in the Inland area is also is one of the toughest. Runners deal with 6,000 ...
World Youth Day in the ‘Capital of Mercy’
NCRegister - 7/26/2016 8:30:43 AM
In addition, according to the official Twitter account for World Youth Day in English, in attendance there will be 844 bishops and 47 cardinals from 107 countries ... of the Baptism of Poland, in the area near the shrine of Częstochowa, before ...