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
Almost half the world will be online by end of 2016; poorer countries will lag, report shows
Reuters - 11/22/2016 5:55:16 AM
In the world's developed countries about 80 percent of the population use the ... The offline population is female, elderly, less educated, poorer and lives in rural areas, said the union, a specialized agency for information and communication technologies.
Learning from the world’s swottiest countries
The Economist online - 12/1/2016 6:23:23 PM
Cleverlands: The Secrets Behind the Success of the World’s Education Superpowers. By Lucy Crehan. Unbound; 304 pages; £16.99. FROM 2000 to 2002, about a third of a million 15-year-olds from 43 countries ... reasons for the area’s results.
Egyptian youth rank the economic situation as top challenge facing the country: UNDP
Daily News Egypt - 12/3/2016 5:59:32 PM
and price hikes—as the most important challenge facing the country. Financial and administrative corruption ranked second at 6.5%. The Arab region is one of the most urbanised areas in the world. Large proportions of young people are living in urban ...
Netherlands and Belgium to end lawless border oddity by swapping land peacefully
Washington Post - 11/29/2016 10:54:47 AM
Last year, India and Bangladesh began the exchange of more than 160 enclaves — small areas of sovereignty completely surrounded on all sides by another country — and ending what may have been the world's weirdest border dispute after 70 years.
Mapping country: modern technology adds a new chapter to an ancient story
The Guardian - 12/3/2016 11:57:27 PM
“The Ngaanyatjarra IPA [Indigenous protected area] really supports this focus because it is what is important for people in looking after country and it delivers ... share their story with the rest of the world. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Ngaanyatjarra ...
Indonesia Contributes World`s Highest Plastic Waste to Oceans
Tempo - 12/4/2016 2:34:56 AM
Heru Waluyo stated that Indonesia came second as the world’s highest plastic waste to the ocean. "It is based on the result of a study conducted by one university in The United States of America, and the plastic waste is produced by countries with good ...
One of World’s Most Wanted Hashish Smugglers Arrested in Morocco
New York Times - 12/1/2016 4:50:19 PM
PALERMO, Italy — One of the world’s most wanted ... where it includes an area contested by several armed groups, including the Islamic State. The Italian operation, which has expanded to include other European countries and the United States Drug ...
India unveils the world's largest solar power plant
Al JAZEERA - 11/30/2016 4:19:53 AM
The facility in Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu, has a capacity of 648 MW and covers an area of 10 sq/km ... joining only a handful of countries that can make this claim. As solar power increases, India is expected to become the world's third-biggest solar market ...
World AIDS Day 2016 being observed today
Canal CNC Arauca - 12/3/2016 5:38:03 PM
Nearly 30,000 newly diagnosed HIV infections were reported by the 31 European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries in 2015 ... antiretroviral treatment are virally suppressed. The World Health Organization warned on Tuesday that almost ...
World’s First Gay Country Musician Finds Hope While Touring The Heartland
The Huffington Post - 11/30/2016 11:00:45 AM
Today, Haggerty’s listenership goes beyond those who identify as LGBTQ, and those who live in rural areas, hoping to seek out information ... reflecting now about how it came to be that I wrote the world’s first gay country album, it’s like, I ...
Largest Countries in the World by Area
mapsofworld.com - 9/4/2016 11:56:48 PM
The map of the ten largest countries by area is an interactive map of the world showing the largest countries. Hover your mouse over each of the top ten countries to see their areas in square kilometers.
Countries With The Most Protected Lands (Percentage Of Area As Reserves)
worldatlas.com - 4/18/2016 11:57:01 PM
Excluding marine and inter-tidal areas conserved as such, these countries have the highest percentages of their respective terrestrial spaces protected as reserves. Satellite image of the New Caledonia Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Legal raids in five countries seize botnet servers, sinkhole 800,000+ domains
Ars Technica - 12/1/2016 6:49:01 AM
"The operation involves arrests and searches in five countries," representatives of the FBI and US ... spanned over hundreds of thousands of compromised computers around the world. The Justice Department's Office for the Western Federal District of ...
What is the largest country by area in the world that borders only one other country?
answers.com - 11/16/2016 10:55:53 AM
Making the world better, one answer at a time. Canada is the largest country by area in the world that borders only one other country. Canada is the largest country by area in the world that borders only one other country.
World’s Largest Solar Power Plant Unveiled In India’s Kamuthi
International Business Times - 11/30/2016 2:03:53 AM
The area it covers has allowed it to surpass ... A plant of this magnitude reinstates the country’s ambitions of becoming one of the leading green energy producers in the world,” said Gautam Adani, Chairman of the Adani Group, according to Indian ...