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
China Protests India Leader’s Visit to Disputed Border Area
New York Times - 2/21/2015 11:56:24 PM
HONG KONG — China summoned India’s ambassador in Beijing to protest Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to a border area claimed by both countries, a reminder that the world’s two most populous countries have yet to resolve vast territorial ...
Minnesotans Earn Cross-Country Medals At Nordic Skiing World Championships
CBS Minnesota - 2/25/2015 5:17:57 PM
An exhausted Diggins collapsed in a heap in the finish area ... World Cup meet before the championships. But her rivals for the gold were supposed to be Bjoergen and Johaug — not Diggins and Gregg. Norway won gold in five of the six previous cross ...
EXCLUSIVE: Bay Area nonprofit helps boost Afghan economy
ABC7 News - 2/26/2015 4:16:31 AM
A Bay Area nonprofit group is helping to ... In spite of those threats, Afghanistan is a country on the move, finally, after decades of war. "Kabul is the fifth fastest growing city in the world, that's progress, that's success and that could only happen ...
Ross Valley Players to Stage A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, 3/12-4/12
Broadway World - 2/26/2015 6:03:54 AM
Ross Valley Players presents Brian Friel's fresh adaptation of Ivan Turgenev's moving comedy, A Month in the Country. Turgenev's iconic play ... of works by well-known playwrights from around the world. RVP features all genres: comedy, drama, mysteries ...
Germany prepares to publish Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ as historical resource in first reprint since World War II
New York Daily News - 2/25/2015 1:14:35 PM
The book was not banned, but its contents, detailing Hitler's anti-Semitic philosophy, were considered too dangerous for view after World War II. Old copies have been kept in a "poison cabinet," a guarded area of the Bavarian State Library, according to ...
No club compensation for a 2022 winter World Cup – FIFA
Reuters - 2/25/2015 1:07:25 PM
Valke also said the duration of the 2022 tournament is set be cut from 32 to 28 days, meaning more games will be played per day, so a country of ... he said World Cup projects could bring hope for improvement in this area. "If the standard for all ...
Quality of wheat crop likely to improve even as area under plantation shrinks 2.3%
Economic Times - 2/26/2015 1:24:43 AM
NEW DELHI: The quality of wheat crop in the country, the world's second-largest grower of the grain, is expected to improve this year, a government official said, even as the area under plantation shrank 2.3%. "As of now, the wheat crop health is better ...
Al Thawadi: A World Cup in Qatar will open doors and minds
FIFA - 2/25/2015 10:18:36 PM
To make sure that the stadiums will not be a stand-alone stadium, they have given their feedback on the needs for the surrounding area ... World Cup hosting we are looking at between eight and twelve stadiums. The number varies according to the country ...
Enjoy Old World pampering in Plymouth’s Mirbeau Inn
Boston Herald - 2/26/2015 5:06:38 AM
Suggesting a French chateau, it embodies “Old World elegance” with its turrets, soft colors and unique, country cottage design ... I’m told it stretches over a garden area reminiscent of Monet’s garden. But this day, snow rules, so I focus on ...
Aaron Lewis celebrates his country side in first of two shows at VooDoo
The Kansas City Star - 2/26/2015 1:24:43 AM
He performed in the area three times last year: a solo gig at the VooDoo, an appearance at Rockfest in May with his rock band, Staind, and a date at the Sprint Center opening for country artist ... at game five of the World Series in San Francisco.
Is Racism Behind Qatar 2022 World Cup Objections?
Caught Offside - 2/25/2015 11:41:31 AM
... people would be so objectionable and against the idea of a World Cup in a country with, firstly, unlimited resources but secondly to an entirely new nation and world area of people. Just think of not only the benefits it could bring to the Middle Eas ...
Eurozone Recovery Hopes Buoyed by Lending and Jobless Data
Wall Street Journal - 2/26/2015 10:07:16 AM
The scarcity of credit in many parts of the currency area has been a key factor holding back investment ... underlying the continuing strength of the country’s labor market. The number of jobless fell by 20,000, according to seasonally adjusted data ...
For Death By ISIS You Have To Go Out; Illegal Aliens Deliver
The Daily Caller - 2/26/2015 9:24:20 AM
They are obsessed with cleaning up the rest of the world, while we’re ... American to be killed in a country thousands of miles away from here — 17-year-old Jacob Koffman was stabbed to death in a residential area of Sherman Oaks, California.
James Hahn’s tour win was a Bay Area rarity
San Francisco Gate - 2/26/2015 6:39:41 AM
Another thought in the wake of Hahn’s victory: It’s about time a Bay Area player hoisted a trophy on the world’s premier tour ... from Alameda, won at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. His victory was the first in nine years by a player who ...
No club compensation for a 2022 winter World Cup, says FIFA
The Rakyat Post - 2/26/2015 9:10:01 AM
During his visit to the Gulf state which has been repeatedly criticised for poor worker’s rights, Valcke said that World Cup projects could bring hope for improvement in this area ... a big step will be made in the country for this working conditions.”