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
2013 Journal-World All-Area Girls Cross Country Team
LJWORLD - 12/11/2013 5:44:03 AM
Albrecht won four meets and finished sixth at the 2A state championship in her final race. Rebekah Burgweger, De Soto — The senior had a great finish to her career, as a member of the DHS state championship team. Burgweger took sixth in the ...
2013 Journal-World All-Area Boys Cross Country Team
LJWORLD - 12/11/2013 5:44:03 AM
Miller placed fourth at the Frontier League and a 4A regional before taking 14th at the state meet in Wamego. Luis Murillo, De Soto — Behind his stellar sophomore season, the Wildcats finished fourth at the 4A state meet. Murillo raced to ...
490 - Map of the World's Countries Rearranged by Population
Big Think - 11/20/2010 11:59:42 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 ...
World’s 37 Most Water-Stressed Countries
WRI - 12/12/2013 10:50:41 AM
Providing stable freshwater supplies is a priority for every country in the world. Yet stable supplies are increasingly hard to come by in many countries, as water-related risks increase. For example, recent droughts threatened GDP growth in the United States.
World’s first five country protected area to conserve “Europe’s Amazon”
wwf.panda.org - 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”.
World's overlooked countries to buy second citizenship, residency
CNN - 6/28/2013 8:06:39 PM
It best applies to just two countries in the world -- both of which happen to be in the Caribbean ... debt securities in airport or railway companies or certificates of deposits that mature after just one year. In addition to enjoying one ...
World Leaders Bow, Pray at Nelson Mandela's Casket
NBC Bay Area - 12/11/2013 1:43:40 PM
World leaders bowed and prayed Wednesday before the flag-draped ... appealed for forgiveness and reconciliation and became president in 1994 after the country's first all-race democratic elections. He gave his inaugural address from the amphitheater ...
Washington: A world apart
Washington Post - 11/8/2013 11:55:28 PM
A Washington Post analysis of the latest census data shows that more than a third of Zip codes in the D.C. metro area rank in the top 5 percent ... nation’s largest contiguous Super Zip collections, and their nearest major city or area ...
This country just became the first to legalize pot
Inside Bay Area - 12/11/2013 2:40:56 PM
Uruguay has become the first country to create a national marketplace for legal marijuana, with the government regulating the production, sales and use of pot in a bold bid to control addiction and drug violence. The Senate gave final ...
Largest Country of the World by Area
Meri News - 12/4/2013 9:41:25 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 ...
Why For aren't there more countries in Epcot's World Showcase area?
Jim Hill Media - 12/2/2013 11:55:38 PM
And that it had been filled from floor to ceiling with models & concept art for many of the international pavilions ... Who winds up being the first to sign up for the Epcot / World Showcase project? Not a country, but a company. Goebel (You know?
Congo Basin Countries Could Double Their Cultivated Area While Limiting pressure on Forests
The World Bank Group - 5/13/2013 11:53:00 PM
For example, Congo Basin countries could almost double their cultivated area without converting any forested areas ... with deforestation,” said Jamal Saghir, the Director of the World Bank Sustainable Development Department for the Africa Region.
Insight: Brazil's opening World Cup stadium: Troubled from the start
Yahoo! News - 12/11/2013 6:58:38 PM
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - When Brazil first won the right to host the 2014 soccer World Cup, officials knew they would need a modern stadium with more than 65,000 seats in the country's biggest city. As it happened, Sao Paulo had just such an arena ...
Veterans Day ceremonies and events in the D.C. area
Washington Post - 11/9/2013 11:54:16 PM
Combat between the allied forces of World War I and Germany ended on Nov. 11, 1918. The date has been used by countries around the world to honor the sacrifices of its military members ever since; in the United States, Veterans Day is an occasion to honor ...
Australia: GM to stop making cars in country by 2017
Inside Bay Area - 12/11/2013 10:33:22 PM
The decision could spell the end of car manufacturing in Australia as the industry will be too small for supporting businesses such as parts makers to remain economic. Toyota Motor Corp. announced it is reassessing its future in Australia.