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
The country's highest paid big-city mayor is reportedly right here in San Francisco
San Francisco Gate - 1/18/2017 9:05:22 AM
San Francisco isn't the biggest city in the world, but its mayor makes the biggest salary in ... budget and often ranks as the most expensive city for living expenses in the country. San Francisco, along with Honolulu and Los Angeles, are also among ...
Global Peace Index Report Reveals the World’s Most Peaceful Countries
realclearlife.com - 1/11/2017 10:18:06 AM
Iceland is the world’s most peaceful country, followed by Denmark, pictured, and Austria. (Getty Images) Two of the main areas of deterioration were the Middle East and Africa, where conflicts intensified and became “more entrenched,” per Steve ...
How Venezuela’s corrupt socialists are looting the country to death
New York Post - 1/10/2017 8:17:36 AM
Venezuela is no longer a country with a government, institutions and a civil society. It’s a geographic area terrorized by a criminal enterprise ... has given Caracas the highest murder rate in the world. Loving parents are putting their children up ...
Boss of the world's largest recruiter: 'One-off education followed by a career will no longer work'
The Business Insider - 1/19/2017 1:54:41 AM
Adecco DAVOS, SWITZERLAND — The world is going through a seismic shift in the make ... beyond automation and replacement of lower skilled jobs. Rapid development in areas like machine-to-machine communications and the Internet of Things, coupled with ...
AIR spotlight summary on “India-US collaboration for development in third world countries”.
insightsonindia.com - 1/19/2017 10:15:46 AM
Under this agreement both India and US will work together and fund for country ... many areas and sectors. India is expanding the development cooperation activities bilaterally not just with the nations but also with organisations like World Food Programme ...
Why Russia — a country with less money than Canada and fewer people than Nigeria — runs the world now
National Post - 1/16/2017 10:12:10 AM
The country has sent its armed forces into battle no less than five times since the year 2000: In Chechnya, in the Caucasus border areas, Georgia ... which it earned through victory in the Second World War. What’s more, Russia uses it.
Food security threatened by sea-level rise
Science Daily - 1/18/2017 3:46:14 PM
Coastal countries are highly prone to ... a major role in rendering agriculture in these areas, rice production in particular, increasingly difficult. Hot spots for climate change impacts According to the World Bank, salinity issues in Bangladesh will ...
MAPPED: Countries where natural disasters are most and least likely to strike in 2017
Daily Star - 1/18/2017 5:26:27 PM
The World Risk Report assigned a risk percentage to a total of 171 countries, based on the chances of experiencing ... a hurricane has caused chaos is tourist areas of northern Mexico. September is traditionally the month of big storms as the northern ...
Sierra Leone: Despite World Bank's U.S.$138 Million for 57 MW Electricity Supplywestern Area Still Struggles With 36.5 Megawatts
AllAfrica - 1/18/2017 7:13:49 PM
We now look forward to successful implementation of the project," said Henry Kerali, World Bank Country Director for Sierra Leone in that release. Since the start of the New Year, many communities in the Western Area have been going days without ...
Asia drives rise in 2016 world tourism numbers: UN
MSN - 1/17/2017 3:40:16 PM
The number of people living in Asia and discovering both their own region and the rest of the world rose eight percent compared to 2015, the Madrid-based body said. The Asia-Pacific area, meanwhile ... varied widely from one country to the next.
Largest Countries in the World by Area
mapsofworld.com - 12/29/2016 11:55:15 PM
The world's ten biggest countries by size are ranked based on information from the CIA World Factbook. The numbers shown are based on the total land area of each country, including both land and water areas within the international boundaries. Russia is ...
As US looks inward, China seeks a lead role on world stage
Chron - 1/17/2017 1:09:56 PM
Xi also stepped into other areas of international consensus ... Xi hit hard on the metaphor of the world economy as an "ocean," saying countries "must have courage to swim in the global market." "We should not develop a habit of retreating to the harbor ...
Countries With The Most Protected Lands (Percentage Of Area As Reserves)
worldatlas.com - 4/18/2016 11:57:01 PM
Excluding marine and inter-tidal areas conserved as such, these countries have the highest percentages of their respective terrestrial spaces protected as reserves. Satellite image of the New Caledonia Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Was 2016 the year the world turned its back on free trade?
The Huffington Post - 1/16/2017 7:59:09 PM
In its September forecast, the World Trade Organization (WTO ... They note that slowdown of goods consumption affects 143 countries out of 171 under review, including China, Brazil and the nations in the Euro area, among others. In this respect, the ...
Bay Area to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day with several events
ABC7 News - 1/16/2017 5:11:31 AM
For a list of MLK Day of Service events where you live, click here. The iconic civil rights leader will be honored for his contributions to the country and the world. Many will be using today as a day of service. President Obama is encouraging Americans to ...