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
490 - Map of the World's Countries Rearranged by Population
Big Think - 11/20/2010 11:59:42 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 ...
Get happy in the world's happiest countries
CNN - 3/21/2014 3:23:59 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 ...
Repatriated Works Back in Their Countries of Origin
New York Times - 4/17/2014 5:46:45 PM
The area has long been sacred to Persephone ... Some repatriation cases underscore countries asserting their place on the world stage rather than simply reclaiming past glory. In 2010 the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History agreed to return to Peru ...
Journal-World All-Area boys cross country team
LJWORLD - 11/28/2012 6:31:29 AM
The Wildcats senior raced to top-10 finishes at the Rim Rock Farm Classic and KC Metro Championship before taking first place in the Frontier League, winning a Class 4A regional title and finishing his outstanding prep cross country career as 4A’s state ...
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 ...
World's overlooked countries to buy second citizenship, residency
CNN - 6/29/2013 5:32:09 AM
... country is a member of the Schengen Area with its 26 countries spanning most of western Europe sharing common borders without immigration control -- not to mention more than 160 countries in total around the world -- on par with Australia and Canada.
World’s first five country protected area to conserve “Europe’s Amazon”
wwf.panda.org - 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”.
Largest Country of the World by Area
Meri News - 4/2/2014 2:05:20 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 ...
MH370: 26 countries searching area larger than Australia, officials say
theguardian.com - 3/18/2014 1:36:00 PM
The full scale of the vast hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight became clear on Tuesday, as officials said the search area had been extended to 2.24m square nautical miles (7.68m sq km). Malaysian officials urged countries on the plane's potential ...
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 ...
Egypt's tourism revenue drops by nearly HALF as holidaymakers avoid coast
Daily Mail - 4/17/2014 6:26:43 AM
However, in February a coach carrying Korean tourists was bombed by Islamist extremists, which caused countries around the world to impose sever restrictions ... all but essential travel to the South Sinai area with the exception of the Sharm el Sheikh ...
Latin America Is World's Most Violent Region
The Wall Street Journal - 4/11/2014 8:52:49 PM
Venezuela is the only country in the region with a consistently rising homicide rate since 1994, the report said. "Latin America as a region has the highest rate of criminal violence in the world," said Angela Me, the chief of research at the UNODC.
Ukraine crisis talks: Diplomats urge end to violence, security for all
CNN - 4/17/2014 8:24:14 PM
It also urges a halt to violence in Ukraine and condemns all extremism, racism and religious intolerance, including anti-Semitism, in the country. Kerry ... that Russia will withdraw more troops from the area as steps to de-escalate the Ukraine crisis ...
German clothing brand favoured by neo-Nazis sparks anger by opening shop yards from office of UK's Chief Rabbi
Daily Mail - 4/16/2014 10:02:39 AM
Thor Steinar, which is notoriously worn by right-wing thugs, has been banned in the German Bundestag and many of the country’s football stadiums ... amid fears it will attract racist thugs to the area. Residents walking past said the store, manned ...
Polio: Nigeria 2nd Largest Country With Unimmunised Kids
Indepth Africa - 4/14/2014 12:49:40 PM
Nigeria accounts for 3.8 million of the estimated 22.6 million unimmunised children against polio living in different countries of the world, the United Nation ... against polio disease at Ojodu-Berger area of Lagos State recently. Photo: EMMANUEL ...