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
The hopeful rise and perilous decline of an American dream: How the once promising Pruitt-Igoe housing projects in St. Louis quickly became a the country's biggest urban nightmare
Daily Mail - 5/23/2013 2:34:07 AM
A public housing project that began as the an architectural marvel by the man who would later design the World Trade Center quickly deteriorated into an infamous slum. In twenty years, St. Louis, Missouri’s Pruitt-Igoe crumbled into ...
Firms to be told to spell out how much tax they pay in every European country in clampdown on cross-border avoidance
Daily Mail - 5/22/2013 4:47:09 PM
David Cameron today hailed a breakthrough in talks to secure an Europe-wide deal on sharing information to stop multi-national ... There is a moral issue - companies have to make decisions about themselves. My decision to put this on top of the G8 agenda ...
Course Source: Bell Bay Golf Club, World Golf Village
YAHOO! - 5/20/2013 5:22:19 AM
First-class lodging also can be found at Dundee Resort in West Bay ... The original course on the property, located a short walk from the Hall of Fame and the hotels on the property, the Slammer and Squire hosted the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf in ...
A World of Indigenous Art at the National Gallery
The Epoch Times - 5/23/2013 2:41:17 AM
Pieces by 80 artists from 16 countries are displayed ... The exhibition is on view in and around the gallery from May 17 to September 2, 2013. More information and a list of special events can be found at www.gallery.ca. Susan Hallett is ...
World Bank Announces US$1 Billion Pledge to Africa’s Great Lakes Region, Targeting Energy, Roads, Agriculture, Cross-Border Trade, Health, and Jobs
The World Bank Group - 5/22/2013 6:34:31 PM
KINSHASA, DRC, MAY 22, 2013–On the first day of an historic joint United Nations/World Bank Group mission to the Great Lakes region, the World Bank Group announced $1 billion in proposed new funding to help countries in the region provide ...
Pollution Risks Worse for Developing World Women
Women's eNews - 5/20/2013 10:08:39 AM
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Developing Countries May Not Be Ready for Coming Increased Investment: World Bank
Insurance Journal - 5/17/2013 10:33:41 AM
As more capital flows from one developing country to another, known as South-South flows, China’s yuan currency and its monetary policy will have a greater impact on the rest of the world, reducing the influence of U.S. and euro area policies.
GLOBAL: Twelve countries on climate change hit-list
IRIN - 5/20/2013 11:59:01 PM
up to 16 percent of its area, 35 percent of its people, and 35 percent of its gross domestic product could be hard hit if the sea level rises by five metres, according to another World Bank study. Most of Sudan, Africa's largest country, is arid land or ...
Developing countries to get bigger share of investments - World Bank
Reuters - 5/16/2013 11:35:07 PM
As more capital flows from one developing country to another, known as South-South flows, China's yuan currency and its monetary policy will have a greater impact on the rest of the world, reducing the influence of U.S. and euro area policies.
Metairie Country Day emphasizes foreign language, with early instruction and exchange programs
nola.com - 5/22/2013 8:50:32 PM
Metairie Park Country Day School challenges its students to wonder, question and explore the world around them. The spacious, oak-tree lined Old Metairie campus of this pre-kindergarten through 12th grade school emphasizes exploration in the school’s ...
Hundreds outside Fukushima affected by Japanese nuclear disaster seek compensation
FOX News - 5/21/2013 2:46:38 PM
They demanded that the nuclear plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., pay them an additional 70 million ... They say health checks, radiation monitoring and cleanup projects in most cases do not go beyond the prefectural border.
Norway first in the world to review loans to developing countries
Norway Post - 5/23/2013 7:27:37 AM
The Government’s aim and the Storting’s decision to carry out a review of Norway’s loans to developing countries must be seen in the context of this broader effort. This initiative is also linked to Norway’s efforts to promote financial ...
Casino City Releases 2013 Global Gaming Almanac with Latest Worldwide and Country-by-Country Gaming Statistics
MSN Money - 5/22/2013 1:55:21 PM
Industry analysts consult the Almanac for world market data to support business plans ... the creation of custom gaming property and market reports by geographic area and type of gaming facility. The CD includes the entire contents of the ...
Australia reaches top 10 best countries to be a mother: Report
aninews.in - 5/23/2013 7:56:15 AM
The international charity's annual report compared the latest data on women's health ... Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in 2011 showed that the median age at childbirth for Australian Women is 30.6 years old and every mother ...
Should Euro-Area Exporters Worry About A Weaker Yen?
Seeking Alpha - 5/22/2013 12:15:08 PM
But our analysis suggests that the euro-area economy may not be quite as vulnerable as widely perceived. Since early November, when the Japanese parliament was dissolved, the yen’s trade-weighted exchange rate has fallen by 22%. But let’s put this move ...