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
In one of the deadliest countries in the world, there's one business thriving — the coffin industry
Public Radio International - 5/3/2016 10:24:39 AM
"It's the area that generates the most jobs here," he told Reuters. Cruz's business now has 16 workers and makes about 40 weekly shipments throughout the country. People have found a way to survive in Jucuapa by making coffins — an industry thriving ...
8 Countries that Produce the Most Onion in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 5/3/2016 6:57:04 AM
These 8 countries that produce the most onion in the world account for around 65 percent of the global ... while the vegetable ranks as first by harvested area. In terms of how much onion is eaten per capita annually, Libya with 34kg and Albania with ...
Violence in Syria escalates; world leaders seek truce in Aleppo
Los Angeles Times - 5/3/2016 1:16:27 PM
Syrian opposition fighters on Tuesday shelled government-held parts of Aleppo, killing at least 12 people, as the army claimed that it was repelling a wide offensive by the rebels in the country's largest ... a government-held area during morning rush ...
Severini's World Class Soccer School, in its 27th year, offering local summer camps
Main Line Media News - 5/3/2016 2:06:34 PM
The remaining July camps will be held at the Haverford Reserve area. The last camp will be held Aug ... and development that have attracted players from all over the country and the world, have specialized in high level training for the middle school ...
Comprehensive report of world's transboundary water basins finds hotspots of risk
Phys - 5/3/2016 12:33:30 PM
"There simply isn't enough water to go around." These transboundary river basins and other waterways span 151 countries and include more than 40 percent of the world's population and land area. The analysis, "Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme," was ...
Nigeria One of World's Worst Places to Do Business - World Bank
AllAfrica - 5/3/2016 8:44:26 AM
Out of 189 countries surveyed ... with the largest number of improvements made in the area of starting a business, measured by how long it takes to obtain a permit and its associated processing costs. World Bank Chief Economist and Senior Vice President ...
Around the world
The Bulletin - 5/2/2016 7:12:34 AM
Indonesian sailors released — Ten sailors from Indonesia who had been held hostage in the Philippines for more than a month were released Sunday, officials from both countries said ... damage to a portion of the area’s fragile and already distressed ...
A new growth area for foreign reporting: podcasts? With reporters in-country, GroundTruth hopes so
Nieman Journalism Lab - 5/3/2016 8:04:29 PM
How do you listen to international news, if you listen to it at all? You might catch a segment on NPR or stream the BBC World Service. But you probably don’t get much international news from podcasts. The GroundTruth Project is hoping to change that.
U.S. Has More Gas Flares than Any Country
Scientific American - 5/3/2016 12:40:40 PM
Elvidge said NOAA’s satellite-based verification system supports the World’s Bank’s initiative and helps keep track of the carbon dioxide emissions in each country that committed ... has been banned. Another area of concentrated flaring is in the ...
Maharashtra man with gold shirt makes it to Guinness World Records
Gulf News - 5/3/2016 2:35:12 PM
I am a small man from a remote area in Maharashtra. I am happy that this achievement had catapulted my village name into the whole world,” an emotional Parakh ... Hospital of Udaipur in Rajasthan, the country’s biggest 1,000-bed polio hospital.
World Bank warns area covering two-thirds of world population at risk of growth slowdown
CITY A.M. - 5/3/2016 7:57:19 PM
An area that includes more than four billion people, covering China, India, the middle east and sub-Saharan Africa, will suffer shrinking economic growth due to water scarcity caused by climate change, if countries ... around the world, and climate change ...
Syrian army extends Damascus cease-fire by 48 hours
Tulsa World - 5/2/2016 8:09:50 AM
In Geneva, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday said that "several proposals" were being discussed aimed at finding a way to restore at least a partial truce in the war-torn country ... as saying that the Damascus area cease-fire was brokered ...
Syrian army extends cease-fire around Damascus amid intense diplomacy by US, Russia to restore partial truce
US News and World Report - 5/2/2016 1:24:48 PM
The world is not going to allow them to get away with this," he said. Russia's Tass news agency quoted Russian Lt. Gen. Sergei Kuralenko, head of the Russian coordination center in Syria, as saying that the Damascus area cease-fire was brokered by the ...
A Bullish and Incoherent View of the World
The Huffington Post - 5/2/2016 11:51:44 AM
Bullies never tolerate dissent In Trump's world, the playground is only quiet when a strong bully rules the area. That bully is America ... yet maintains that unless these countries pay up more, they can no longer depend on the United States.
US military member, possibly special forces, killed by ISIS
WPTV - 5/3/2016 1:23:37 PM
and the number of American soldiers have gradually been increasing in the area. As of last month, the Pentagon increased the cap on troops in Iraq to just over 4,000, but more can be rotated into the country on temporary deployments.