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
Get happy in the world's happiest countries
CNN - 3/21/2014 11:02:07 AM
The happiest of countries -- many of which are in Scandinavia ... The Great Barrier Reef covers 344,400 kilometers in area and includes the largest coral reef ecosystem in the world. Some 600 continental islands, 3,000 coral reefs and about 150 inshore ...
World's overlooked countries to buy second citizenship, residency
CNN - 7/1/2013 10:08:57 AM
Anyone in the world can apply for citizenship, save one country ... An Austrian passport easily gives that option by opening many borders. The country is a member of the Schengen Area with its 26 countries spanning most of western Europe sharing common ...
490 - Map of the World's Countries Rearranged by Population
Big Think - 11/21/2010 6:57:52 PM
What if the world were rearranged so that the inhabitants of the country with the largest population would move to the country with the largest area? And the second-largest population would migrate to the second-largest country, and so on? The result would ...
China is the world's second-largest country by land area!
Pakistan Defence - 5/2/2013 11:58:53 PM
what happens if you hypothetically exclude tibet, uyghur and inner mongolia? thats 4 million square km right there. if you add the adjoining sichuan, qinghai, gansu then thats roughly 60% of China. why ethnic minority provinces make up such a large chunk ...
Journal-World All-Area girls cross country team
LJWORLD - 11/28/2012 6:10:01 AM
In her final season running for the Lions, the speedy senior finished in the top three at six different races before illness slowed her down in her season finale at the Class 6A state meet, where she finished 27th in the 4K. Morgan’s top time came when ...
Washington: A world apart
Washington Post - 11/8/2013 11:55:28 PM
“This is a wonderful area. I’m not sure all the people ... Frey said Washington is an example of how the country is compartmentalizing itself into clusters of people with different backgrounds and world views. “It’s a magnet for people who grew ...
Largest Country of the World by Area
Meri News - 11/9/2014 10:07:42 AM
Russia is the largest country in the world by total area covering more than one eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area. Russia's total area is 17,075,400 square kilometres. Country has the world's largest forest reserves. With more than 143 million ...
The World's Fastest-Growing Megacities
Forbes - 4/8/2013 7:12:23 PM
The largest megacity remains the Tokyo-Yokohama area, home to 37 million ... a relatively low rate for a city in a developing country. Other rapidly growing megacities are scattered throughout the developing world. In Nigeria, Lagos saw its population ...
Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone is battling to contain the virus, but one area of the country remains untouched
The Independent - 10/15/2014 6:51:16 PM
It is a poor place, dependent on small farms and gold mines, the largest of the country's 14 districts by land size and home to 265,000 residents. It borders Guinea, where the current Ebola outbreak began and first spilt over into Sierra Leone. Koinadugu ...
Baltic Sea countries report surge in Russian air activity, several violations
FOX News - 11/20/2014 4:42:40 PM
TALLINN, Estonia – Russia's increased military presence in the Baltic Sea area, including its air force ... one air space violation in April by a military aircraft of a foreign country, and a NATO military official identified it as a Russian aircraft.
New qualification system introduced for IAAF World Championships
IAAF - 11/19/2014 10:20:18 PM
The member federation of the area champion will have the ultimate authority to ... the top 15 athletes finishing in the senior men’s and women’s races at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Guiyang 2015. · For the combined events, the top ...
World’s first five country protected area to conserve “Europe’s Amazon”
WWF Panda - 3/24/2011 11:55:49 PM
Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia and Slovenia today signed a historic declaration to establish a trans-boundary UNESCO Biosphere Reserve to protect their shared nature and wildlife along the Mura, Drava and Danube rivers, “Europe’s Amazon”.
Kenya among 30 countries that contribute ‘the most good’ in the world
Capital FM - 8/31/2014 11:55:10 PM
Kenya’s best ranking was in the area of prosperity and equality (16 ... Finland and Switzerland are ranked the top three countries in the Index having contributed the most good to the world. While we are doing well in contributing to the well-being ...
How many solar panels would it take to power Earth?
The Christian Science Monitor - 7/30/2014 5:20:38 AM
According to a graduate thesis by Technical University of Braunschweig student Nadine May, the number of solar panels needed to supply the entire world’s energy needs would fill just 25,000 square miles – or an area ... in every country, they would ...
Why For aren't there more countries in Epcot's World Showcase area?
Jim Hill Media - 11/13/2014 11:53:19 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 ...