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
More than 1,900 killed by 7.8-magnitude quake in Nepal
Washington Post - 4/26/2015 3:42:20 AM
[Read: After earthquake, World Heritage sites reduced to rubble] “We never ... Israeli news media reported. Countries such as Sri Lanka and Pakistan also moved to help. India dispatched planes and rescue personnel with three tons of supplies and a ...
Get happy in the world's happiest countries
KSL - 4/27/2015 4:09:47 AM
Even if you don't live in one of the 10 happiest countries in the world, a visit to these happy places will give ... some parts of Norway during the summer months, and the North Cape area is one of the best spots to play when the sun stays out for 24 ...
Time to listen to the voice of small countries
AsiaOne - 4/27/2015 12:35:02 AM
By generating new ideas and perspectives, a small- country voice can provide some market competition for the large state voices that currently dominate. Singapore has a world-leading reputation for policy innovation and leadership in this area. It is well ...
Meet the eccentric president of Liberland, the world's newest micronation
The Business Insider - 4/25/2015 9:05:39 AM
The president of Liberland, the world's newest micronation, is as much of a mystery as his country. Vít Jedlička is a politician ... Manhattan, the most densely populated area in the United States, has nearly 67,000 people per square mile, according ...
Nearly 1,400 dead in 4 countries after quake hits Nepal
Japan Today - 4/26/2015 6:19:49 AM
More than two dozen aftershocks jolted the area after the first quake ... likely put a huge strain on the resources of this poor country best known for Everest, the highest mountain in the world, and its rich Hindu culture. The economy of Nepal, a nation ...
Nepal: a country ill-prepared for disaster
Daily Telegraph - 4/27/2015 10:22:01 AM
An earthquake in Nepal should never truly be a surprise, given the country's position astride the fault line that birthed the Himalayas, but the moment when the world starts to shake ... of damage in the immediate area, took our place among the crowds ...
Pakistan storms leave dozens dead in country's north-west
theguardian.com - 4/26/2015 10:19:02 PM
The Pakistani army said troops had been sent to the area to launch rescue and relief operations. Rescuers rushed victims to hospitals but roads submerged in water hindered their operations. Ambulances and rescue vehicles struggled to enter some areas due ...
Bay Area Getaways
EDGE Boston - 4/26/2015 10:40:30 PM
Even in the hearts of our cities, there exist parks that can transport you to a world apart ... manse with rockers on the porch and homey, country-inflected rooms, convenient to explore the area. Farther inland, up the Bohemian Highway, the Inn at ...
Birth of a nation? Czech pol claims to have established new country in no-man’s land
FOX News - 4/26/2015 6:26:59 AM
A self-professed Libertarian politician from the Czech Republic says he has created a new, sovereign country on the Croatian-Serbia border ... Neither Serbia nor Croatia will allow journalists into the area from its territory and the government of Croatia ...
Bhutanese in the Kansas City area worry about relatives in Nepal earthquake region
The Kansas City Star - 4/26/2015 7:17:05 AM
Because electricity was cut off and cell towers had toppled in the quake area, they were limited to the videos ... Kumar Pokhrel wanted countries of the world to pitch in. “We need doctors to hurry there to help,” he said. The men gathered Sunday ...
World briefs: Queen Elizabeth dropped from U.K. rich list
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 4/27/2015 4:02:38 AM
The queen increased her wealth by $15.18 million to $516.23 million, but dropped out of the country’s richest 300 for the first ... There were at least five airstrikes on military positions and an area near the presidential palace compound in the Houthi ...
‘Chaos’ at Nepal airport, says Montreal woman stranded by earthquake
The Star - 4/27/2015 4:24:06 AM
TORONTO—A Montreal woman stranded in Nepal by Saturday’s magnitude 7.8 earthquake says there’s chaos at the airport as foreigners try to leave the stricken country ... until the driver stopped at an open area and let her out. She says it was shaking ...
SEE IT: Moment Mount Everest base camp hit by avalanche; 2 Brooklyn men among the missing (WARNING GRAPHIC LANGUAGE)
New York Daily News - 4/26/2015 9:33:06 AM
“It's a third world country. When we hike we scheduled a certain amount of ... Eve perished in the aftermath of the avalanche that struck the base camp area following the devastating Nepal earthquake earlier today," Madison co-founder Kurt Hunter wrote.
The world's deadliest earthquakes in past decade
azcentral.com - 4/25/2015 9:30:07 PM
More than 1,400 people were killed across four countries on April 25 ... At least 10 of the deaths occurred on Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain above sea level. At least 34 people were also killed in India, 12 in Tibet and two in Bangladesh.
Survivors terrified by aftershocks
Concord Monitor - 4/27/2015 3:12:31 AM
A magnitude 5.3 quake shook an area east of Kathmandu ... probably put a huge strain on the resources of this impoverished country best known for Everest, the highest mountain in the world. The economy of Nepal, a nation of 27.8 million people, relies ...