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
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 ...
Tallest Albino Redwood Chimera Tree in Wine Country to be Saved, Moved at Cost of $150,000
NBC Bay Area - 7/28/2014 4:28:44 PM
A vocal community outcry has spared the life of what may be the world's tallest albino redwood chimera, which had been slated to be cut down to make way for train tracks in the San Francisco Bay Area's wine country. Matt Stevens, a spokesman for the ...
Get happy in the world's happiest countries
CNN - 3/20/2014 12:29:12 PM
The happiest of countries -- many of which are in Scandinavia ... The Great Barrier Reef covers 344,400 kilometers in area and includes the largest coral reef ecosystem in the world. Some 600 continental islands, 3,000 coral reefs and about 150 inshore ...
Total forest coverage by country
theguardian.com - 9/1/2009 11:57:45 PM
Richer countries such as Canada, Switzerland and Croatia managed to keep their number of hectares at a stable number or have enlarged their total forest area in the same period. But globally, the trend is clear: our forests are disappearing rapidly.
Journal-World All-Area girls cross country team
LJWORLD - 11/28/2012 6:10:01 AM
In her final season running for the Lions, the speedy senior finished in the top three at six different races before illness slowed her down in her season finale at the Class 6A state meet, where she finished 27th in the 4K. Morgan’s top time came when ...
Journal-World All-Area Cross Country: Boys
LJWORLD - 12/3/2011 8:24:39 AM
• Kain Anderson, Free State senior — raced to second place at Class 6A state championship, posting a 15:55.1 at Rim Rock Farm. • Dawson Colglazier, Santa Fe Trail junior — won three meets this year, dropped his personal record by 42 seconds and ...
World's overlooked countries to buy second citizenship, residency
CNN - 6/29/2013 5:32:09 AM
Anyone in the world can apply for citizenship, save one country ... An Austrian passport easily gives that option by opening many borders. The country is a member of the Schengen Area with its 26 countries spanning most of western Europe sharing common ...
Doobie Brothers Reveal Guest List for ‘Southbound’ Country Tribute Album
Ultimate Classic Rock - 7/28/2014 9:12:05 AM
Their roots are in the Bay Area, but their busy concert schedule takes them all over the world — and this fall ... accompanied by an all-star roster of country music guests. Along with former member and five-time Grammy winner Michael McDonald, the ...
British Deputy Prime Minister wants FIFA to yank 2018 World Cup away from Russia
New York Daily News - 7/28/2014 3:21:19 AM
Moscow has repeatedly denied any connection to the shooting of the plane. As for the World Cup, FIFA said Friday it has no plans to change the location, saying that keeping the tournament in Russia “can achieve positive change” in the country.
How to obtain tiny unclaimed countries and make your own kingdom
Examiner - 7/23/2014 8:02:15 PM
Jeremiah Heaton began searching online for unclaimed land the world over, according to the Washington Post July 12, 2014 news article, "Va. man plants flag, claims African country." According to the Wikipedia," article, "Bir Tawil," the area is a 2,060 km2 ...
Iraq, Iran Top World’s Unhappiest Countries List
ABC News - 6/3/2014 11:53:21 PM
Do you live in one of the world’s unhappiest places? A new study released this week by Gallup cited Iran as the country with the highest negative emotions — a close second behind Iraq. Just last ... recommend their city or area to live, 48 percent ...
Silicon Valley tech firms target foreign countries for customers
Inside Bay Area - 7/28/2014 10:23:40 AM
... with a mass market of consumers who can afford more products and services than most other parts of the world. That means growth in other countries, especially in markets outside of Europe, Japan and South Korea, often isn't as lucrative as it is in ...
Washington: A world apart
Washington Post - 11/8/2013 11:55:28 PM
“This is a wonderful area. I’m not sure all ... Brookings Institution. Frey said Washington is an example of how the country is compartmentalizing itself into clusters of people with different backgrounds and world views. “It’s a magnet for people ...
World’s first five country protected area to conserve “Europe’s Amazon”
WWF Panda - 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”.
2018 World Cup: FIFA Will Not Strip Russia Of Tournament
The Inquisitr - 7/25/2014 5:15:14 PM
The recent Malaysia Airlines downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine — which many blame on pro-Russian separatists in control of the area — has raised ... refused to strip the 2018 World Cup from the country saying: “The World Cup has been ...