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
OECD sees gradual world recovery, urges ECB to do more
Reuters - 11/25/2014 5:31:01 AM
"Further monetary stimulus could involve more purchases of asset-backed securities and covered bonds, and also purchases of government bonds, possibly via a weighted basket of euro area countries, and investment-grade corporate bonds," it said. The OECD ...
Italy refuses to allow Taiwan to participate in World Expo as a country
The China Post - 11/26/2014 12:00:33 AM
The organizer of the 2015 World Expo in Milan is only willing to place the Taiwan Pavilion in the “corporate area” rather than in the “country area,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday. “The Foreign Ministry has been doing its ...
Get happy in the world's happiest countries
CNN - 3/21/2014 11:02:07 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 ...
What Japan's recession means for country, world
Inside Bay Area - 11/16/2014 9:40:54 PM
TOKYO (AP) — In a surprise, Japan said its economy, the world's 3rd-biggest following the U.S. and China, contracted 1.6 percent at an annual pace in the July-September quarter as consumer and corporate spending failed to regain momentum after a sales ...
World's overlooked countries to buy second citizenship, residency
CNN - 6/28/2013 6:30:36 AM
Anyone in the world can apply for citizenship, save one country ... An Austrian passport easily gives that option by opening many borders. The country is a member of the Schengen Area with its 26 countries spanning most of western Europe sharing common ...
490 - Map of the World's Countries Rearranged by Population
Big Think - 11/21/2010 6:57:52 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 ...
SAARC countries hold meeting to discuss trade issues in Nepal
Economic Times - 11/25/2014 10:34:39 PM
KATHMANDU: A host of key issues, including lifting of restrictions for easy movement of goods services, opening new transport connectivity and ways to ensure food security, were discussed today by Foreign Ministers of SAARC countries, ahead of the summit ...
China is the world's second-largest country by land area!
Pakistan Defence - 5/2/2013 11:58:53 PM
what happens if you hypothetically exclude tibet, uyghur and inner mongolia? thats 4 million square km right there. if you add the adjoining sichuan, qinghai, gansu then thats roughly 60% of China. why ethnic minority provinces make up such a large chunk ...
Afghan Opium Production Soars
Voice of America - 11/12/2014 3:59:04 AM
The United Nations says opium production in Afghanistan hit a new high this year, raising questions about the internationally-funded counter-narcotics strategy in the war-shattered country ... the heroin available in the world market.
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 ...
Washington: A world apart
Washington Post - 11/8/2013 11:55:28 PM
“I’ve come a long way,” said Farley, 46, pondering her path from a refugee camp to one of the country’s most affluent and educated Zip codes. “This is a wonderful area. I’m not sure ... different backgrounds and world views.
Largest Country of the World by Area
Meri News - 11/9/2014 10:07:42 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 ...
Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone is battling to contain the virus, but one area of the country remains untouched
The Independent - 10/15/2014 6:51:16 PM
It is a poor place, dependent on small farms and gold mines, the largest of the country's 14 districts by land size and home to 265,000 residents. It borders Guinea, where the current Ebola outbreak began and first spilt over into Sierra Leone. Koinadugu ...
World’s first five country protected area to conserve “Europe’s Amazon”
WWF Panda - 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”.
Euro area ‘major risk to world growth’: OECD
CNBC - 11/25/2014 2:13:35 PM
"The euro area is grinding to a standstill and poses a major risk to world growth, as unemployment remains high ... which is rising sharply in line with voter disaffection." Major countries expected to post solid growth include the U.S., which the OECD ...