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
German City Evacuated After Unexploded World War II Bomb is Found
Wall Street Journal - 5/27/2015 4:48:47 PM
FRANKFURT—German authorities ordered one of the country’s biggest ... U.S. bomb dating back to World War II buried deep in the ground in the western city of Cologne. Officials cleared about 20,000 people from the area surrounding Cologne’s Mülheim ...
Rain has Houston area a floody mess
Philadelphia Daily News - 5/27/2015 12:13:47 AM
HOUSTON - Residents must sort through waterlogged debris after deadly and destructive storms dumped nearly a foot of rain from the Hill Country to Houston in Texas ... As many as 700 homes were damaged in the Houston area. Several more fatalities were ...
Militants storm upscale area in Kabul
Washington Post - 5/26/2015 5:32:55 PM
Several foreign embassies are also in that area. The attack began about 11 p.m. local time ... have struggled to respond to bloody attacks in nearly every corner of the country. On Monday, insurgents stormed a police station in southern Kandahar province ...
4 militants die in attack in upscale area of Afghan capital
The Kansas City Star - 5/27/2015 3:12:44 AM
The siege began late Tuesday, with heavy explosions accompanying sporadic automatic rifle fire, and was focused on the Rabbani Guesthouse, which is favored by foreigners as the area is in the ... across many regions of the country, to focus on security ...
The World's Most Tourist-Friendly Countries
MILLIONAIRE CORNER - 5/26/2015 4:07:01 PM
If you plan to be among them, but haven’t picked your destination, you might consider Spain, which, for the first, time, has been named the world’s most tourism-friendly country in the World ... region are among the area’s more advanced The United ...
Archbishop asks residents in Philadelphia's five county area to open homes for world visitors
Bucks Local News - 5/27/2015 4:12:59 PM
Former Philadelphia archdiocese communications director Donna Farrell is the executive director of the World Meeting of Families, an international event conceived by Pope John Paul II in 1994 and held every three years in a different country as a way to ...
Desalination: the quest to quench the world's thirst for water
theguardian.com - 5/27/2015 8:34:51 AM
Saudi Arabia is the country ... of the world. Photograph: Seawater Greenhouse The academic is also involved in a project in Somaliland, which faces the twin challenges of rapid population growth and limited water resources. It is one area using seawater ...
Africa is about to launch a Cairo-to-Cape Town free trade area that's bigger than the European union
The Business Insider - 5/27/2015 9:03:29 AM
it does still imply that Africa’s share of world trade will rise substantially from where it is today. Given the development levels and divergence of the countries involved, progress is likely to be slow — but the Tripartite Free Trade Area would be a ...
Fleeing poverty and duped by traffickers, Bangladeshi boat people describe harrowing journeys
FOX News - 5/27/2015 9:10:39 AM
"Since my childhood I have dreamed of building a two-story mosque in my area," said Shafiq Mia ... than 6 percent and the U.N.'s development report now ranks Bangladesh with countries like India and Egypt. But poverty hangs on. GDP per capita is just ...
Syria regime to accept de facto partition of country
Japan Today - 5/25/2015 6:21:13 AM
Weakened by years of war, Syria’s government appears ready for the country’s de facto partition ... which is close to the regime. “The world must think about whether the establishment of two terrorist states is in its interests or not,” he said ...
Aon’s Political Risk Map Highlights Western Countries Increased Terror Threats
Insurance Journal - 5/27/2015 9:17:48 AM
Businesses need to understand how they can mitigate against this risk in affected countries as well as build terrorism insurance ... “In a hyper-connected world faraway problems can affect local threats and political violence can spread rapidly with ...
World Briefs: Asia migrant crisis may begin to ease
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 5/27/2015 4:02:50 AM
“Side by side with the middlemen, punishment will have to be given against those who are moving from the country in illegal way,” she said ... lasted several days in the Logo local government area of Benue.
Country music rocks New Jersey
Greater Media Suburban - 5/26/2015 10:40:43 PM
“I love how it takes me out of my world and into another one ... you will see that the Northeast is becoming the strongest area for country music,” Saddeh said. To some in the Garden State, country has transcended the music itself and has become ...
The Rock Vs. the World: From Godzilla to Racism, a List of Dwayne Johnson’s Would-Be Movie Foes
Daily Beast - 5/26/2015 5:08:27 AM
Racism) In a near-future America, the culture wars have escalated to dangerous levels, with the country under attack by those who would ... create a new Racist World Order. In this fractured environment, mixed-race freedom fighter Rock Margarita (The ...
Ireland Becomes First Country On Earth to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage By Popular Vote
TheMarySue - 5/23/2015 7:31:00 PM
In a popular vote of 62% in favor and 38% opposed, Ireland has become the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage ... In another deeply traditional and predominantly rural area, Donegal, the result was 54 percent to 46 percent for the ...