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
Hake fishing banned in Argentine-Uruguayan area
FIS - 3/26/2015 12:40:11 PM
The Joint Technical Commission for the Maritime Front (CTMFM) has established an autumn precautionary closure area for hake (Merluccius hubbsi) in the Common Fishing Zone (CFZ) shared by Argentina and Uruguay. According to Resolution 1/15, published in the ...
Unsafe at home: MLB's Venezuelan stars fleeing country
USA Today - 3/24/2015 3:34:21 PM
Chicago Cubs catcher Miguel Montero, who has made his home in the Phoenix area since 2007 ... Uncomfortable with the rampant crime in the country with the second-highest homicide rate in the world last year, Montero renewed his passport in his native ...
World Bank Albania Country Manager Tahseen Sayed Remarks at the Signing Ceremony of the Albanian Health and System Improvement Project
The World Bank - 3/24/2015 4:31:37 PM
As you may know, we are currently finalizing the World Bank Group’s new Country Partnership Framework for Albania ... We believe that this area complements and deepens the broader macro-economic and structural reforms being vigorously implemented by ...
World Watch: News Digest
Wall Street Journal - 3/23/2015 7:38:55 PM
Ethiopia has said the project was necessary to produce much-needed electricity, but the building of the dam has been controversial, with some scientists predicting it could disrupt the flow of the river into Egypt, where it provides much of the country’s ...
Seafood caught by Myanmar slaves could be in U.S. food supply chain, investigation reveals
New York Daily News - 3/24/2015 11:05:20 PM
The men the AP interviewed on Benjina were mostly from Myanmar, also known as Burma, one of the poorest countries in the world. They were brought to Indonesia ... formerly known as the Spice Islands, the area is about 400 miles north of Australia, and ...
The unseen world of childhood TB
WWLP 22News - 3/24/2015 7:16:16 PM
“The challenge remains getting these children at the right time with diagnosis,” says Dr. Hondimagegnehu Alemu, Uganda’s country representative for the World Health Organization ... lies in a quiet peri-urban area where only mild traffic passes ...
Ghana Marks UN World Water Day
AllAfrica - 3/24/2015 1:18:21 PM
Mr Alhassan said should the situation continue unchecked, the world would witness high water stress by the year 2020. For his part, Dr Afia Zakry, Country Director of Water ... Omanhene of Acherensua Traditional Area, Chairman of the Board of Directors ...
Washington gridlock and media coverage of America’s ‘flyover’ country
commdiginews.com - 3/24/2015 11:33:58 PM
Local stories matter to the nation when the lessons learned from those stories are covered so that they relate to the issues facing communities around the country, but such stories ... most Americans live leaves the world blind to their interests and ...
Berks Country Calendar: Jan. 28
Reading Eagle - 3/24/2015 11:55:26 PM
Cash bar. Tuesday: March 31 Sinking Spring Area Historical Society meeting, 7:30 p.m., Sinking Spring Borough Hall, 3940 Penn Ave. Michelle Lynch, Berks historian and Berks Country Floor Plans columnist presents “The World of Charles Evans (1768-1848).”
How to Change the World (Maybe)
Paste Magazine - 3/25/2015 4:27:27 AM
Although hardly the most scintillating or groundbreaking film at the festival, director Jerry Rothwell’s How to Change the World began an unexpected conversation ... will attract tourists to the area. But there’s a problem: These potential improvements ...
The story behind the world's best photograph
KSPR abc33 - 3/23/2015 3:57:01 PM
When McCurry reflects upon its popularity, what excites him most is the impact that this single image has had on the real world. "People volunteered to ... Lakes of oil were leaking all over the country, and seeping into the Gulf. "Half of it was on ...
Indiana is coyote country: They're found in all 92 Hoosier counties
Greene County Daily World - 3/24/2015 12:10:56 AM
That's because this area has become coyote country. Coyotes are native to Indiana, although they were once limited to the prairie regions of western Indiana. They have been adjusting to the landscape and increasing in numbers since the 1970s, according to ...
Violence Is Greater Than One Woman Being Hit By One Man
Tribune242 - 3/24/2015 10:22:23 PM
It is an important start as the entire world is watching what this tiny country does with its international obligations ... Such violence promoted through intolerance created in one area of life, exacerbates violence and intolerance in another.
NY Philharmonic plays pieces by Fukushima children
Yahoo News - 3/24/2015 7:49:04 AM
The project is part of the Philharmonic's "Very Young Composers" project, which since its launch in 1995 has spread around the world with a mission to take ... of Fukushima and not the worst-hit coastal area. The children were told to experiment with ...
TB pushed back by swine flu brouhaha?
Daily News and Analysis - 3/24/2015 5:47:23 AM
The Western world has virtually eliminated TB in their population. The Indian subcontinent, African countries (sub Saharan Africa ... are much ahead of us in the area of public cleanliness. This one single habit can turn the tables. Correct medicines ...