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 Bank Group : Congo Basin Countries Could Double Their Cultivated Area While Limiting pressure on Forests
4-traders - 5/15/2013 5:06:47 AM
KINSHASA, MAY 15, 2013_The Central Africa Forests Commission (COMIFAC) and the World Bank are holding a two-day regional conference in Kinshasa, on May 15-16, 2013, to discuss findings and policy recommendations from a study on Deforestation Trends in the ...
From the Queen to the Kardashians: World reacts to devastating Oklahoma tornado
Daily Mail - 5/21/2013 3:43:54 PM
Oh The CAKE ! 1 thing made my day sad..the devestation (sp) in Oklahoma ! We need 2 say prayers 4 Them.' Fellow popstar Alicia Keys wrote:' So much going on in the world...I'm saddened by the devastating news… My thoughts and prayers are with ...
Course Source: Bell Bay Golf Club, World Golf Village
YAHOO! - 5/20/2013 5:22:19 AM
IN THE PUBLIC EYE: Bell Bay Golf Club in Baddeck, Nova Scotia ... Historic St. Augustine is the oldest European settlement in the United States, first visited by Ponce de Leon in 1513, and there are numerous hotels and B&Bs in and around the city.
Developing countries to get bigger share of investments: World Bank
Reuters - 5/16/2013 11:20:48 PM
As more capital flows from one developing country to another, known as South-South flows, China's yuan currency and its monetary policy will have a greater impact on the rest of the world, reducing the influence of U.S. and euro area policies.
A Stronger World Trade Organization Is Good for America
Businessweek - 5/20/2013 5:03:50 PM
The U.S. controlled nearly 16 percent of world trade as recently as 2000. Economist Arvind Subramanian predicts that will drop to around 7 percent by 2030 (China will control around 15 percent—as much as the U.S. and Europe combined).
WHO Statistics Show Dramatic Progress In Improving Health In Poorest Countries
RTT News - 5/15/2013 3:51:01 PM
The world has made dramatic progress in improving health in the poorest countries and narrowing the gaps between countries with the best and worst health status in the past two decades, according to the World Health Statistics 2013. The WHO annual ...
Developing Countries May Not Be Ready for Coming Increased Investment: World Bank
Insurance Journal - 5/17/2013 10:33:41 AM
As more capital flows from one developing country to another, known as South-South flows, China’s yuan currency and its monetary policy will have a greater impact on the rest of the world, reducing the influence of U.S. and euro area policies.
Best-in-world car show comes to cottage country
NATIONAL POST - 5/18/2013 5:06:12 PM
These are not cars for driving; many have been preserved and stored in private, state-of-the-art garages owned and built by auto aficionados. A good example is Jay Leno’s Garage (check his collection at jaylenosgarage.com). Vehicles that will ...
Tour clarifies World Cup role for Northern Ireland
Inside Bay Area - 5/17/2013 9:10:46 PM
A press release issued by the International Federation of PGA Tours last week during The Players Championship said that England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland each would be considered separate countries when the World Cup is played in ...
Country star Toby Keith says tornado-ravaged Oklahoma hometown is 'resilient,' plans benefit
CJAD - 5/21/2013 6:57:11 PM
FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2012, file photo Toby Keith performs at the 60th Annual BMI Country Awards on in Nashville, Tenn. Keith, whose hometown was hit by a massive tornado on Monday, said Tuesday, May 21, 2013, the people of Moore, Okla., are resilient ...
Bomb strikes Sunni area in Baghdad, killing 7
myMotherLode - 5/17/2013 3:55:48 PM
Iraqi officials say a bomb has exploded in a commericial area in a mainly Sunni neighborhood in western ... day in about two months as a spike in violence has raised fears the country could be on the path to a new round of sectarian bloodshed.
Chat show host Trisha Goddard puts luxury Norfolk country pile on the market for a cool £1.1million... knocking £600k off asking price
Daily Mail - 5/21/2013 5:16:58 PM
The six bedroom Rectory House, bought by the chat show queen for £500,000, is on the market with a guide price of £1.1million ... lady when I had a mental breakdown while living in Australia, and although money made things more comfortable ...
China, India to be world's two biggest investors by 2030: World Bank
Rediff - 5/17/2013 4:28:37 AM
As more capital flows from one developing country to another, known as South-South flows, China's yuan currency and its monetary policy will have a greater impact on the rest of the world, reducing the influence of US and euro area policies. A richer world ...
World Digest: May 19, 2013
Washington Post - 5/20/2013 5:50:57 AM
The television station broadcast video showing Ryan Fogle ... Shahid as they tried to snatch her purse in front of her home and then sped away on a motorcycle. Israeli minister proposes interim deal with Palestinians: Prime Minister Benjamin ...
World stocks mixed ahead of key US economic index
Inside Bay Area - 5/17/2013 9:07:47 AM
BANGKOK—World stock markets were mixed Friday as investors digested a slew of disappointing data from the U.S. ahead of the release of a key measurement of the country's economic outlook. Investors were looking ahead to the Conference Board's index of ...