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
China gives $6 million for food in Ebola countries
Inside Bay Area - 10/19/2014 10:06:57 PM
BEIJING (AP) — China has contributed $6 million to the World Food Program to help stave off food shortages in countries worst affected by the Ebola virus. The WFP announced Monday that the money will go to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the ...
Ski Hearth Farm – America’s Newest Cross Country Ski Area Set to Open This Season
northforkvue.com - 10/14/2014 9:58:34 PM
Ski Hearth Farm cross country ski area in historic Sugar Hill ... Sno-Engineering is now a world-wide leader in mountain resort industry. In 1939, the Hannah’s opened the farm for ski guests. Several items on the menu were raised on the farm and provided ...
The 10 Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Wall St. Cheat Sheet - 10/23/2014 5:01:34 PM
The area has been inhabited for a very long time — and ... many violent conflicts could possibly see resolution as well. One of the world’s youngest countries, South Sudan officially declared independence in 2011, following long-standing conflicts ...
Examiner - 10/23/2014 11:06:38 PM
Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas Bay Area world travelers heading to Berkeley ... the Fourth of July and a few more... Operation Cross Country highlights human trafficking in Bay Area ABC7 News was just one Bay Area station to cover the success ...
NGO: Fighting Ebola in West Africa is 'a deadly race against time'
The Lead CNN - 10/10/2014 6:57:12 PM
Specifically countries such as Guinea, Sierra Leona and Liberia, some thousands of American troops are going to be deployed in that area, and international aid ... To date, the world's largest outbreak of Ebola has killed more than 3,400 people in Guinea ...
Why For aren't there more countries in Epcot's World Showcase area?
Jim Hill Media - 10/12/2014 11:55:28 PM
Kathy T. writes in to say: In honor of the upcoming 25th anniversary of Epcot, I was wondering if you could share some stories about how that theme park actually came into being. Well, one part of the Epcot Center story that has (in my opinion, anyway ...
World’s 10 worst airports
FOX News - 10/21/2014 1:50:40 PM
Vice President Joe Biden once called LGA a “third world country.” Sleeping in Airports also ranked ... In fact, all three major New York City metro area airports—Newark, JFK and LaGuardia--got bad marks. And Las Vegas’ McCarran, at number 9 ...
Rotary Seeks Area Young Adults for Expense-Paid Cultural Exchange to Peru
parsippanyfocus.com - 10/23/2014 6:34:37 PM
The Rotary Clubs of our area are seeking four outstanding young adults ... As ambassadors of Rotary, groups of young adults from two different parts of the world will visit each others’ countries to share their personal, cultural and professional ...
Singapore named Lonely Planet's No 1 destination for 2015: A look at other countries in top 10 list
The Straits Times - 10/22/2014 10:14:44 AM
Visit Fez, a labyrinth of markets and tanneries. According to Lonely Planet, it is the "world's largest living Islamic medieval city and most populous car-free urban area". - The country's evocative landscapes have not gone unnoticed. It's appeared in ...
Four countries pledge to restore 30 million hectares of degraded lands at UN Summit
Mongabay - 9/25/2014 9:38:09 PM
In total this week's pledges add up to 33.7 million hectares, an area larger than Taiwan. "Today's pledges by countries in Africa and Latin America ... to understand the impact of human behavior on the world's public health, according to a new report.
Pentagon: New airstrikes target refineries used by ISIS in Syria
CNN - 9/24/2014 11:33:52 PM
Even as the Security Council adopted a resolution drawn up by the United States addressing the growing threat posed by foreign fighters, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the world must act ... Didier Reynders said his country's parliament will ...
Ebola could kill 67,000 in one Liberian city by December
Warwick Daily News - 10/24/2014 7:49:11 AM
the country at the heart of the outbreak. Experts at Yale University and Liberia's ministry of health warn the international response has been "grossly inadequate", and EU leaders meeting in Brussels face rising criticism that the world's richest continent ...
National Geographic World Atlas (for iPad)
PC Magazine - 10/23/2014 7:31:53 PM
Bottom Line National Geographic World Atlas is a pretty ... and the city you've chosen. Country information includes the area, population, literacy, life expectancy, languages, religions, type of government, currency, GDP, and the country's history.
Islamic State becomes world’s richest terror group
Courier Mail - 10/24/2014 4:57:23 AM
THE Islamic State group has become the world’s richest terror organisation ... again surrounded Mount Sinjar in the country’s north where they had trapped thousands of civilians this summer, commanders in the area said. The civilians, mostly members ...
Steven Tyler to perform on 'CMA Country Christmas' special
United Press International - 10/23/2014 11:42:26 PM
NASHVILLE, Oct. 23 (UPI) --Rock icon Steven Tyler has been booked to perform with Brad Paisley on the 2-hour TV special CMA Country Christmas ... to help make the holidays brighter for Nashville-area children. "Our toy drive adds something special to ...