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
Production has soared in the world's opium capital
The Business Insider - 10/25/2016 8:54:38 PM
As much as 90% of the world's heroin has come from Afghan opium, and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime reported in 2015 that the country "accounted for almost two-thirds of the total area under illicit opium cultivation." The total area under cultivation ...
Armenia hosts conference of the World Jewellery Confederation
Public Radio of Armenia - 10/27/2016 6:54:44 AM
... of the unique world parliament which regulates your area – the World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO). We attach great importance to the convening of the Conference in our country. Armenia and Armenians spread all over the world have made a great ...
Sale of Shoal Bay Country Club
newsofthearea.com.au - 10/27/2016 1:21:17 PM
The resort became part of the Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest and most diverse hotel ... A spokesman for the Shoal Bay Country Club told Bay News Of The Area, “I have no comment to make at this stage in regards to the sale of the resort.”
Cross Country Skiing and More: 12 Things to Do at Breck Nordic Centers
blog.gobreck.com - 10/25/2016 8:26:00 PM
Cross country skiing, or Nordic, is thousands of years old ... to the get-away-from-it-all feel of the New Nordic World area with breath-taking mountain views and a chance to warm up in the snug Hallelujah Hut. Dogs are allowed on the trails in this ...
Nigeria ranks 169th position in the World Bank Ease of Doing Business
Vanguard - 10/26/2016 12:43:42 AM
The World Bank yesterday said that Nigeria ranked 169th position out of 190 countries in on its Ease of Doing Business index for 2017. The report also shows that most improvement for Nigeria is in area of access to credit where the country moved up by ...
A polio-free world is within reach
The Seattle Times - 10/24/2016 3:55:10 PM
THE world was reminded about ... as the children live in a conflict area, which prevents vaccinations. An emergency plan was implemented immediately, so experts believe this outbreak will end quickly. Two other countries — Pakistan and Afghanistan ...
World Expeditions ahead of the pack in Peru innovations
eglobaltravelmedia.com.au - 10/27/2016 2:54:21 PM
In addition to Machu Picchu, there are so many more layers to this incredible country; with its mix of ancient and modern cultures, stunning mountain ranges, bio-diverse Amazon jungle, tropical beaches and award-winning cuisine. One area where World ...
Around the world
The Bulletin - 10/26/2016 7:24:34 AM
Homeless sweep lawsuit — When Jerry Burton’s sleeping bag and tent were removed by city workers from his campsite near a rapidly developing area close to downtown ... to challenge homeless sweeps around the country. Harvard strike — Cafeteria workers ...
Kenya: 12 killed in extremist attack in the country's north
The Miami Herald - 10/25/2016 2:39:25 AM
However, Mandera County remains a volatile area. Al-Shabab militants hijacked a bus in Mandera in November 2014 and killed 28 non-Muslims on board. In December 2014 they killed 36 quarry workers. This year six people had previously been killed, in July ...
We’re No. 1! For the first time, the U.S. has the top 5 universities in the world
USA Today College - 10/25/2016 11:36:17 AM
Which other countries have a lot of strong universities ... whether you go to one of the best institutions in the world for your major. If so, check out the subject rankings. Most of these subject area rankings are dominated by U.S. schools.
South Atlantic safe area for whales is harpooned
Euronews - 10/25/2016 1:16:30 PM
“What is the most disappointing is that all these efforts are ultimately being undermined by IWC member countries who are thousands of miles away, not even in the southern hemisphere and some even on the other side of the world.” Matt Collins of the ...
The Largest Countries in the World
worldatlas.com - 9/18/2016 11:54:31 PM
Algeria, at 2.38 million square kilometers, is the tenth-largest country in the world by area and the only African country in the top 10. Situated in Northern Africa, Algeria has a Mediterranean coastline 998 km long. 90 percent of the country is desert ...
Japanese hope to return to islands seized by Russia in 1945
USA Today - 10/25/2016 3:25:21 PM
The Russians had occupied Shikotan and three neighboring islands in the days after Japan surrendered in World War II. Within three years ... the dispute has prevented the two countries from signing a peace treaty formally ending the war and has ...
Nigeria Ranks 169th Out Of 190 In World Bank Ease Of Doing Business
buzznigeria.com - 10/26/2016 10:37:50 AM
The World Bank stated this in its Ease of Doing Business ... The report also showed that the most improvement for Nigeria, came in the area of access to credit where the country moved up by 16th position. Details of the report reveal that Nigeria ranked ...
Largest Countries in the World by Area
mapsofworld.com - 9/4/2016 11:56:48 PM
The map of the ten largest countries by area is an interactive map of the world showing the largest countries. Hover your mouse over each of the top ten countries to see their areas in square kilometers.