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
This is what the world looks like if you scale countries by population
Vox - 1/27/2015 9:16:57 AM
TeaDranks made a great cartogram showing the entire world with every country's size ... the basic shapes of the countries are very recognizable. Such low-population, large-area Anglophone nations as Canada and Australia nearly vanish from the map, though ...
World's Largest Organic Wine Show Broadens Out
wine-searcher.com - 1/28/2015 3:10:42 AM
Between them the three countries account for 73 percent of the world's total of organically managed vines. Southern France, arcing from Bordeaux across to the Rhône, represents more than three-quarters of the total organic vineyard area in France ...
World must 'wake up' to enormity of Central African Republic crisis, warns UN relief official
UN News Centre - 1/28/2015 2:13:26 AM
where relief agencies are working hard to ease suffering as the country's ongoing conflict drives a steady stream of terrified people into the area seeking safety. Senior Humanitarian Coordinator Claire Bourgeois visited Batangafo over the weekend to ...
Real Madrid under investigation by FIFA regarding 51 under-age transfers
CNN - 1/28/2015 2:49:13 AM
(CNN)The world's richest club Real ... can move to a club in a different country if their parents move there for non-footballing reasons, if they are from another nation within the European Union or European Economic Area and aged between 16 and 18 ...
Homeland Security: Another Way People Serve Their Countries in a Post-9/11 World
The Global Dispatch - 1/27/2015 8:22:40 PM
Many people serve their countries by working in homeland security ... psychologists, and more. One area of big demand for homeland security jobs is the field of cybersecurity. According to Cisco, there were over a million unfilled cybersecurity jobs ...
World Bank Report Provides New Data to Help Ensure Urban Growth Benefits the Poor
The World Bank - 1/26/2015 2:18:47 PM
equivalent to the world’s 6th largest country 42 million: Total population of Pearl River Delta, world’s largest urban area – more than Argentina, Australia, Canada and Malaysia
How Does Russia See the World?
The Huffington Post - 1/27/2015 11:25:48 AM
(www.CIRSD.org) MOSCOW -- International relations are going through a complicated stage of development -- as one historical epoch replaces the other, with a new polycentric world order now taking ... in the Euro-Atlantic area has not been accomplished.
Stragglers Scotland desperate to end losing streak at ICC World Cup
Yahoo News - 1/28/2015 2:13:26 AM
Both Bradburn and Collingwood will be looking to defeat their native countries, with New Zealand ... "Scotland's fielding is world-class and it's an area where we should shine in Australia and New Zealand." But there is only so much coaches can do and ...
Russian skier Alexander Khoroshilov wins World Cup slalom
USA Today - 1/27/2015 8:22:40 PM
Alexander Khoroshilov of Russia reacts in the finish area during the first run of the Men's Slalom race at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup. (Photo ... securing his country's first victory since Alexander Zhirov won a giant slalom in 1981.
Japanese envoy hopeful for release of hostage, Jordanian pilot held by ISIS
FOX News - 1/27/2015 9:31:16 AM
"If we fear the risks so much that we succumb to the terrorists' threats, we won't be able to make any humanitarian contributions to countries surrounding the area of conflict," Abe ... after the nation's defeat in World War II.
New World Bank report highlights challenge of Metro Manila's urbanization
interaksyon.com - 1/27/2015 10:07:04 AM
The NCR covers more than half of the country’s urban land area and is home to seven out of every 10 urban residents. Its population density increased from 11,900 people per square kilometer in 2000 to almost 13,000 in 2010. The World Bank’s new report ...
World Briefs: Philippines clash strains peace pact
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 1/27/2015 4:33:37 PM
Yemen drone strike SANAA, Yemen — A CIA drone strike on a car in Yemen killed three men believed to be al-Qaida militants Monday, officials said, in a sign U.S. security operations would continue despite a political crisis in the volatile Arab country.
The Fragility Of Our Connected World
TechCrunch - 1/27/2015 7:03:56 PM
These large-scale outages can be prevented if we diversify the number of paths into and out of a country in any case possible. When latency or disruption occurs in an isolated area, it can be ... Internet infrastructure the world has built over time ...
States Of Emergency Declared As Tri-State Area Braces For Massive Snowstorm
CBS New York - 1/27/2015 10:57:10 AM
CBS 2CBS 2 is part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corp. and one of the largest network-owned station groups in the country. Latest Videos Eye ... the New York metropolitan […] WFANAs the world’s first 24-hour all-sports radio station ...
NPBR is one the premier bull riding tours in the country
Your Valley Voice - 1/27/2015 4:33:37 PM
Bland said with a huge smile, “this is a great event for the guys to ride, we enjoy visiting the area very much. I've travel all around the world and eaten my fair share of breakfast; but by far do I look forward to visiting the Executive Inn for the ...