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
New visa to free up travel in world's largest conservation zone
CNN - 12/5/2013 10:30:21 AM
Chobe National Park, Botswana (CNN)-- There are few places in the world that conjure the same kind of imagery as the Chobe National Park in Botswana. Drifting through the savannas, torrents of water wind-off into a sunlit horizon; cheetahs stalk ...
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 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 - 7/1/2013 4:53:59 AM
... is a member of the Schengen Area with its 26 countries spanning most of western Europe sharing common borders without immigration control -- not to mention more than 160 countries in total around the world -- on par with Australia and Canada.
Washington: A world apart
Washington Post - 11/8/2013 11:55:28 PM
A photograph hanging in Cherry Farley’s home office ... 10 adults have college degrees. Although these areas would be considered rare in much of the country, they’re fairly ordinary by Washington standards. A Washington Post analysis of ...
Why For aren't there more countries in Epcot's World Showcase area?
Jim Hill Media - 12/1/2013 11:56:49 PM
Well, one part of the Epcot Center story that has (in my opinion, anyway) been woefully under-reported was all the wheeling & dealing that Walt Disney Productions officials had to do early ... of World Showcase. And while Brazil and -- for a time, anyway ...
Chicago-area politicians reflect on Mandela’s passing
Chicago Sun-Times - 12/5/2013 11:01:58 PM
Chicago-area elected leaders became part of a global outpouring of grief on Thursday with the passing of Nelson Mandela. Several reflected on how the one-time political prisoner-turned South Africa’s first black president touched their lives: “The ...
World Bank Expects Muted Global Growth, Led By Developing World
The World Bank Group - 6/12/2013 10:34:28 PM
However, the pick-up in developing countries will be modest because of capacity constraints in several middle income countries, says the World Bank ... risks have eased, growth in these countries is unlikely to reach pre-crisis rates unless supply-side ...
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'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 ...
Explaining Drama Behind World Cup Draw
New York Times - 12/5/2013 5:32:41 PM
About the only thing that is certain about Friday’s World Cup draw (11:30 a.m. Eastern) is that the 32 teams will be divided into eight groups of four for the first round, and that none of those groups will be easy to navigate. In most years ...
Estonia: The little country with big ideas
CNN - 12/5/2013 5:39:51 PM
(CNN)-- An expanding digital marketplace, financial stability and strong economic growth; Estonia is setting the pace for other European nations, according to the Baltic nation's leader. Speaking with CNN's Isa Soares, Estonian President Toomas ...