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
World Parks Congress ends with pledges for expanded protected areas
news.sciencemag.org - 11/19/2014 1:13:17 AM
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) concluded its once-a-decade World Parks Congress today in ... Among the pledges: Bangladesh promised to create the country’s first Marine Protected Area. Gabon announced it would create ...
The World’s Tiniest Countries and the Eccentrics Who Rule Them
Wired News - 11/18/2014 6:58:04 AM
Léo Delafontaine Travis McHenry or Montague Ier, King of Calsahara. Léo Delafontaine With a living area of 5,920 square feet, Sealand boasts multiple bedrooms, a chapel and a prison. Léo Delafontaine With a living area of 5,920 square feet, Sealand ...
Get happy in the world's happiest countries
CNN - 3/21/2014 11:02:07 AM
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 10:08:57 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 ...
490 - Map of the World's Countries Rearranged by Population
Big Think - 11/21/2010 6:57:52 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 ...
China is the world's second-largest country by land area!
Pakistan Defence - 5/2/2013 11:58:53 PM
what happens if you hypothetically exclude tibet, uyghur and inner mongolia? thats 4 million square km right there. if you add the adjoining sichuan, qinghai, gansu then thats roughly 60% of China. why ethnic minority provinces make up such a large chunk ...
Journal-World All-Area girls cross country team
LJWORLD - 11/28/2012 6:10:01 AM
In her final season running for the Lions, the speedy senior finished in the top three at six different races before illness slowed her down in her season finale at the Class 6A state meet, where she finished 27th in the 4K. Morgan’s top time came when ...
World Parks Congress: Greater Protected Area Commitments Needed to Meet Global Demands on Nature
University Chronicle - 11/20/2014 12:07:40 AM
The President of Madagascar, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, reiterated the commitment made by one of his predecessors at the 2003 World Parks Congress in Durban, South Africa to triple protected area coverage in his critically important country. He also made a ...
Washington: A world apart
Washington Post - 11/8/2013 11:55:28 PM
“This is a wonderful area. I’m not sure all the people ... Frey said Washington is an example of how the country is compartmentalizing itself into clusters of people with different backgrounds and world views. “It’s a magnet for people who grew ...
Largest Country of the World by Area
Meri News - 11/9/2014 10:07:42 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 ...
Where in the world was Hillary Clinton?
McClatchy DC - 11/17/2014 8:35:18 PM
“To highlight her work, Correct The Record created the Secretary Hillary Clinton World Map so that Americans, sorting by country or by issue area, can follow Hillary Clinton’s footsteps and navigate her progress and accomplishments as she worked to ...
The World's Fastest-Growing Megacities
Forbes - 4/8/2013 7:12:23 PM
The largest megacity remains the Tokyo-Yokohama area, home to 37 million ... a relatively low rate for a city in a developing country. Other rapidly growing megacities are scattered throughout the developing world. In Nigeria, Lagos saw its population ...
Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone is battling to contain the virus, but one area of the country remains untouched
The Independent - 10/15/2014 6:51:16 PM
It is a poor place, dependent on small farms and gold mines, the largest of the country's 14 districts by land size and home to 265,000 residents. It borders Guinea, where the current Ebola outbreak began and first spilt over into Sierra Leone. Koinadugu ...
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”.
New qualification system introduced for IAAF World Championships
IAAF - 11/19/2014 5:33:58 PM
The member federation of the area champion will have the ultimate authority to ... the top 15 athletes finishing in the senior men’s and women’s races at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Guiyang 2015. · For the combined events, the top ...