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, 2014See also: Area map
Europe's passport free travel area explained
San Jose Mercury News - 9/1/2015 8:05:43 AM
some European countries have begun erecting fences and tightening border controls. But the crackdown, as people leave Greece and Italy to move deeper into the European Union, has raised questions about whether Europe's passport-free area is viable.
It’s a different world’ for police after targeted slayings
The Seattle Times - 8/31/2015 6:58:18 PM
The Californians keep coming, but King County gives back 2 people killed in Seattle-area windstorm identified The killing ... active and retired police officers across the country said the recent bloodshed feels different. As the nation has been roiled ...
The Country Life: A country landscape dominated by bicycles
Colorado Springs Gazette - 8/31/2015 10:58:42 AM
Burgtorf, who grew up in a farming community in central Illinois, has lived in the Falcon area since 1997, where he has "all kinds of animals," including horses, a goat, cats and dogs. "I like country living ... "That's pre-World War II," he says ...
Austin redux: Barbecue, country music and start-ups
CNBC - 8/31/2015 3:23:33 PM
According to the Kaufmann Foundation Metropolitan Area Rankings for Startup Activity study ... morphing into a professional network for IT professionals, installed in every country of the world. Today, 4 million IT pros use the network each month ...
Venezuela takes census in border area amid row with Colombia
Yahoo News - 9/1/2015 3:33:42 AM
The countries have been locked in a row since Venezuelan President ... August 3 … They are part of the 3,000 troops Maduro has ordered to be deployed in the area including the towns of Ayacucho, Garcia de Hevia, Lobatera and Panamericano.
Find out where in the Tulsa area you're nearly twice as likely to have a wreck
Tulsa World - 9/1/2015 8:34:21 AM
“You got all those people traveling across the country on I-44 ... a busier-than-average area for traffic problems. He said he views the recent wrong-way collisions as a coincidence. Alderman’s family members told the World they were not yet ready ...
The Most Popular Countries for Sex Tourism
The Huffington Post - 9/1/2015 11:04:40 AM
Many countries have become synonymous with sex tourism ... but it also has some of the highest numbers for sex industry workers in the world. Bangkok's well-known Patpong area is a red-light district popular with tourists for its go-go bars and sex ...
Area handball players win on world stage
Mankato Free Press - 8/31/2015 12:31:46 PM
Mike Wells won a world handball championship last week and didn’t have ... Tyler Stoffel is a member of that team, which has become a national powerhouse, placing second in the country last season. “There is a nice core group of (handball) players ...
Suspect in Houston-area deputy's death had mental evaluation
The Sun Chronicle - 8/31/2015 10:08:36 AM
When asked if it might be connected to heightened tensions around the country between law enforcement and civilians ... The killing evoked strong emotions in the area's law enforcement community, with Hickman linking it to heightened tension over the ...
The busiest airports in the world revealed
businesstech.co.za - 9/1/2015 4:19:38 PM
With over 1.4 billion passengers, BRICS countries (Brazil ... London remains the world’s largest airport system with almost 147 million passengers handled at six airports in and around the metropolitan area. New York maintains the second position ...
Two fabulous wine country weekend events on the North Coast
Examiner - 9/1/2015 10:00:15 AM
I am referring to the Sonoma Wine Country Weekend (Sonoma WCW), obviously in Sonoma County, and Winesong, which takes place in Mendocino County along its world renowned Pacific ... the Botanical Gardens each new area is a surprise of earthly delights ...
Beijing’s World War II Military Parade: What to Expect
Sinosphere - 8/31/2015 7:23:57 AM
Also missing are top leaders of Western countries that fought alongside China to defeat Japan in World War II. Britain will be represented ... Residents of apartment buildings in the area have been told not to open windows or even look out them during ...
Wiltonian completes cross-country road trip
wiltonbulletin.com - 9/1/2015 2:10:47 PM
I have a love for the natural world and many of my memories from ... “We had gotten a permit to camp in the back-country and after hiking a few miles with our equipment, we stumbled upon a barren area that looked directly on the canyon walls of Zion.
Syria's Palmyra Temple of Bel 'severely damaged' by IS
BBC - 8/31/2015 11:13:01 AM
"There will be Syrians weeping all over the country at the loss of ... cultural centres of the ancient world The modern city of Palmyra - known locally as Tadmur - is situated in a strategically important area on the road between the Syrian capital ...
Compton 'Country Club': The birthplace of Serena Williams' rise to stardom
YAHOO - 9/1/2015 1:42:09 PM
He also coached tennis on the side, and under his tutelage Morningside, one of the few minority tennis teams in the area, hung with established powers ... Sound idea in theory, lunatic idea in practice. "It was a world of crime and bloodshed and soon ...