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
Here's how people make ends meet in one of the poorest places in the world
The Business Insider - 10/2/2015 1:55:30 PM
Niger is a country at peace. But a World Food Program distribution site in Torouf ... Extreme hunger caused by erratic rainfall The town and the surrounding area runs an 80% food deficit, according to the WFP. That means its inhabitants can only ...
Russia Air Strikes In Syria Launched Again, Is World War 3 Coming?
The Inquisitr - 10/2/2015 4:04:21 PM
The Russian warplanes were spotted, at least in part, above the same area already hit earlier this week ... Putin vowed to possess the strongest military in the world by 2020. “Western countries are actively using new forms of aggression, combining ...
Best fall festivals near Disney World
Examiner - 10/2/2015 6:24:32 AM
Those who are visiting the Central Florida area for their fall Disney World getaway ... This festival takes you on a culinary journey that travels throughout the different countries of the World Showcase. You will find everything from a global marketplace ...
Area Golf Scorecard
The Florida Times-Union Jacksonville - 10/3/2015 10:01:05 PM
Nov. 16: Northern Chapter PGA Pro-Am, Sawgrass Country Club ... Dec. 8: Jacksonville Area Golf Association directors, Fleming Island. Dec. 12-13: Florida Junior Tour Championship, Disney World Magnolia and Palm Courses. Visit www.fsga.org.
Conservationists rally in South Africa, other countries
The Miami Herald - 10/3/2015 10:51:11 PM
South Africa is reviewing the issue. The Johannesburg march was held in the Sandton area, where some motorists honked in appreciation. Protester Annette Erasmus said she was disappointed that the rally had not been joined by representatives from South ...
It’s time for world to ratify CTBT
Japan Times - 10/4/2015 8:52:29 AM
The other area is working out concrete measures designed ... who in his April 2009 speech in Prague said that his country “will take concrete steps toward a world without nuclear weapons,” is in office. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should make serious ...
Historical military convoy coming through area
Abilene Reporter-News - 10/4/2015 2:18:46 AM
The original convoy followed the Bankhead Highway through the Big Country. "There was no transcontinental highway," said Tim Chandler, professor of communications at Hardin-Simmons University. "During World War I, the military learned you have to have good ...
World Trade Centre, global brand’, to alter Abuja skyline
Vanguard - 10/3/2015 8:06:33 PM
Located at the Central Business Area, the towers promise dwarf all other structures ... World Trade Centre and that we are doing right now. Many developed countries of the world have World Trade Centres and we are convinced that the World Trade Centre ...
Ghana Cooks World's Biggest Pot Of Rice
Modern Ghana - 10/2/2015 3:21:24 PM
In 2013, Costa Rica had to prepare just 1.3 tons of rice to be acclaimed by the World Record Academy as the country to set a Guinness World ... busily erecting structures to cordon off the cooking area, serving area, entertainment section, VIP section ...
Visa-free travel: Countries with the best and worst passports are…
Emirates247 - 10/4/2015 4:59:15 PM
Although the world is becoming ever more globalised ... The dramatic climb can be attributed to a new agreement with the EU for visa-free travel to 36 countries including the 26 Schengen area states, which was made public in May this year.
East Coast soaked by expansive, crawling storm
KSPR abc33 - 10/3/2015 2:34:17 AM
Coastal flood warnings were in effect from Georgia north into New Jersey, in line with the National Weather Service's forecast of "heavy rain over a large area through Sunday evening ... flooding there, the country emergency management office said ...
Dorothy Day's connections to Louisville area
Courier-Journal - 10/2/2015 10:42:14 AM
Dorothy Day in 1934 (Photo: "Dorothy Day 1934" by New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection - New York World ... There are numerous connections between this area and Dorothy Day. I have found references to more than a dozen trips to this area throughout ...
India a bright spot in slowing world economy: IMF
Economic Times - 10/1/2015 10:00:28 AM
She noted that despite progress in recent years, financial sector weaknesses remain in many countries, and financial risks are now elevated in emerging markets. Referring to the release of World Economic ... in the Euro Area; Japan is returning to positive ...
Social emotional learning -- a practice gaining popularity in Bay Area schools
San Jose Mercury News - 10/3/2015 11:16:50 AM
Suicides of high schoolers in the Bay Area and around the country in recent years have shined the spotlight ... Students really view themselves as part of the world." The San Mateo-Foster City School District has offered various social emotional learning ...
A revolution rattling the world of organ music
The Boston Globe - 10/4/2015 6:15:00 AM
“I don’t have any problem with it, but don’t call it an organ,” said Jonathan Ambrosino, a Boston-area ... the world’s top-tier organ builders had already consulted with Burdick. Not only was Trinity one of the wealthiest churches in the country ...