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
490 - Map of the World's Countries Rearranged by Population
Big Think - 11/20/2010 11:59:42 PM
Take the world's largest country: Russia. It would be taken over by its Asian neighbour and rival China, the country with the world's largest population. Overcrowded China would not just occupy underpopulated Siberia - a long-time Russian fear - but also ...
New visa to free up travel in world's largest conservation zone
CNN - 12/6/2013 5:49:59 AM
The area draws tourists from all over globe and is also home to Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, located on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. To protect the region's natural beauty and attract tourists and ...
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”.
Journal-World All-Area boys cross country team
LJWORLD - 11/28/2012 6:31:29 AM
The Wildcats senior raced to top-10 finishes at the Rim Rock Farm Classic and KC Metro Championship before taking first place in the Frontier League, winning a Class 4A regional title and finishing his outstanding prep cross country career as 4A’s state ...
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 ...
World's overlooked countries to buy second citizenship, residency
CNN - 6/28/2013 6:30:36 AM
Established in 1984, St. Kitts and Nevis' citizenship-by-investment scheme is the longest-running program in the world and ... In 2012, human resources consultancy ECA International ranked Hong Kong as Asia's third most livable city, with ...
Washington: A world apart
Washington Post - 11/8/2013 11:55:28 PM
The largest collection ... and their 10-year-old daughter. Up and down the street, mansions are being built on lots where much smaller houses were razed; two sold recently for about $1.5 million. In the top drawer of a dining room sideboard ...
Why For aren't there more countries in Epcot's World Showcase area?
Jim Hill Media - 12/1/2013 11:56:49 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 ...
Weather, travel conditions concern World Cup participants
CNN Sports Illustrated - 12/6/2013 9:06:15 PM
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Dec. 6 (Reuters) - While most supporters will be examining the matches thrown up by Friday's World Cup draw, managers and organizers will be looking at two other crucial variables - temperatures and flight times. Brazil is the ...
Alleged Cannibal Ran Hotel With Grilling Area
ABC News - 12/7/2013 11:53:52 AM
New information about an alleged case of cannibalism in Germany suggests the suspect was immersed in the online fetish world, and had discussed a similar act with another willing potential victim. He ran a bed and breakfast which advertised its ...
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.
World Bank Expects Muted Global Growth, Led By Developing World
The World Bank Group - 6/12/2013 10:34:28 PM
despite ongoing contraction in the Euro Area. However, the pick-up in developing countries will be modest because of capacity constraints in several middle income countries, says the World Bank in the newly-released Global Economic Prospects (GEP ...
World's biggest coffee morning comes to Falmouth area
Bridgwater News - 10/3/2013 3:19:49 PM
Cakes, buns, pies and hot drinks were the order of the day as schools, cafes, pubs and village halls hosted events in support of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Falmouth Primary School was one of the first ...
S Korea declares expanded air defense zone in disputed area
Japan Today - 12/8/2013 5:26:08 AM
South Korea Sunday declared an expanded air defense zone that overlaps with one announced by China and covers a submerged rock disputed by the two countries, as tensions rise over competing territorial claims. The defense ministry said its new zone ...