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
Countries With the Fastest Internet Connections
worldatlas.com - 3/24/2017 4:09:22 PM
Wireless internet access points are also available in public areas such as restaurants ... developed countries began using the broadband internet. Almost all countries around the world had access to the faster broadband internet by 2014.
Far from being finished, Trump has given the EU a chance to lead the world
CNN - 3/24/2017 3:47:53 PM
At least in selected policy areas. Much has been said recently ... the most extensive election observation missions in the world. Moreover, they host far more refugees than any other developed country (except Turkey). The US, meanwhile, spends well under ...
This Is How Many Barrels of Oil the 13 OPEC Countries Produced Last Month
The Motley Fool - 3/24/2017 7:48:17 AM
For instance, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Iraq have some of the cheapest oil production in the world. Sitting on massive, shallow, land-based oilfields, these countries have cash production costs less than $10 per barrel in many areas. On the other hand ...
Chinese Media: Ally North Korea Is ‘The Most Insecure Country in the World’
Breitbart News - 3/23/2017 10:51:25 PM
“North Korea has claimed to have nuclear weapons, but also has become the most insecure country in the world,” the authors argue ... tours around North Korea’s mountainous Kosong port area. North Korea also issued a rare condemnation of China ...
The World Happiness Report is out and the U.S. has fallen. Sad!
Washington Post - 3/20/2017 10:01:53 AM
The World Happiness Report rankings are based on data ... by the absence of corruption in business and government.” All the countries in the top 10 scored highly in those six areas, with Norway as the leading example of how those factors contribute ...
World Water Day: one in four children will live with water scarcity by 2040
The Guardian - 3/22/2017 12:12:32 AM
As industrialisation and demographic shifts increase consumption, areas of south Asia and the Middle ... water management policies upstream”. Across the world, the UN’s report says that 36 countries are facing extremely high levels of water stress ...
World TB Day: Ghanaians urged to unite to end TB
Ghana Broadcasting Corporation - 3/24/2017 8:45:33 AM
This year's national celebration of the world Tuberculosis Day ... to the mining activities in the area. Tuberculosis still remains a silent killer today and continues to be among the ten top killer diseases in the country. Tarkwa and Obuasi were the ...
South Sudan, Haiti and Ukraine Lead World in Suffering
Call UP - 3/23/2017 7:52:27 PM
The U.N. World Happiness report, in comparison, ranks countries on their happiness and subjective well ... emergency relief agencies struggle to deliver food and water to the most desperate areas. In 2016, seven in 10 South Sudanese say they did not ...
Syrian army retakes Damascus areas captured by rebels
FOX News - 3/20/2017 6:58:45 PM
Sunday's raids reflected a temporary and rare advance by rebels after months of steady losses at the hands of government forces across the country.
The wagon is back: I’m spending a month with the Volvo V90 Cross Country
The Verge - 3/24/2017 4:27:51 AM
It had a cavernous cargo area that was regularly used to haul arcade ... thanks to using many of the same parts in every car around the world, lower costs as well. The V90 Cross Country is the latest to come out of Volvo’s factories, though it’s ...
Cross-country skier Nikota Easterling is part of a modern family
ESPN - 3/23/2017 2:01:42 PM
Easterling, a cross-country skier on the U.S. Special Olympics World Games team, can be forgiven for the brief ... "They're just a neat family, they really are," said Mark Dalman, an area director for Special Olympics Michigan. "They just take them all ...
Midland's Kaczynski competes in World Winter Games
Midland Daily News - 3/18/2017 1:24:41 PM
Joe competed in his first World Games in 2003 ... Given the lack of snow in the Midland area, Jerry said he drove Joe to Cross Country Ski Headquarters in Roscommon many times this year. The facility owners let him ski as much as he wanted to get ready ...
World Happiness Report: U.S. may be rich, but 13 other countries are happier
mercurynews.com - 3/20/2017 8:00:11 AM
The World Happiness Report rankings are based on data ... by the absence of corruption in business and government.” All of the countries in the Top 10 scored highly in those six areas, with Norway as the leading example of how those factors contribute ...
PNG one of world’s worst countries for access to clean water
asopa.typepad.com - 3/24/2017 9:10:01 PM
ACROSS the world 663 million people still do not have access to water; the vast majority of them - over half a billion - live in rural areas. Papua New Guinea, Madagascar and Mozambique are among the worst performing countries in the world for rural access ...
Boston schools have introduced a new world map — but it's just as wrong as the one you're familiar with
Business Insider - 3/20/2017 1:08:00 PM
This week, children at schools in Boston would have found an unfamiliar map of the world in their classrooms ... because it shows the size of countries more accurately. It replaces the traditional Mercator map style that many of us are familiar with.