Definition: This entry gives the total length of navigable rivers, canals, and other inland bodies of water.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Waterways map
Forgotten Walt Disney World: River Country
pjmedia.com - 6/26/2013 11:58:05 PM
The Weather Channel has run a fascinating feature on weather.com: a photo gallery of “Creepy Abandoned Theme Parks.” The post lives up to its name — the photos show an eerie emptiness to the parks, which run the gamut from a park decimated by ...
What Japan's recession means for country, world
GoDanRiver - 11/17/2014 1:22:49 AM
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- The body of a missing Georgia man has been found in the French Broad River in North Carolina.... HAMPTON, Va. (AP) -- The downtown waterfront here at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay used to be dotted with so many crab ...
Colombia first country in the world to banish ‘river blindness’
Digital Journal - 7/30/2013 6:17:07 PM
The World Health Organization has confirmed Colombia as the first country in the world having eliminated Onchocerciasis (river blindness), a neglected tropical disease which infects approximately 37 million people in 35 countries worldwide. The World ...
French Country Waterways
USA Today - 6/25/2013 11:59:16 PM
The comfortably elegant environment provides an easy way to see, feel and experience France along with a small number of fellow passengers – who will come to feel like co-conspirators in a world of low-key decadence. The experience: These four ...
Astana: The world's weirdest capital city
CNN - 7/13/2012 2:22:57 PM
Little surrounds the city for 1,200 kilometers, save a handful of provincial towns dotted across the ... of the country to the newly-named Astana (previously it was called Akmola), which was then an empty patch of land by the Ishim River best known as ...
Washington: A world apart
Washington Post - 11/8/2013 11:55:28 PM
An astonishing 98 percent of River Hill High School’s graduates ... 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 ...
World's 2nd tallest power transmission towers in West Bengal
Economic Times - 11/26/2014 10:01:51 AM
The 236-metre-long twin towers, located at HEL's 600-MW capacity plant at Haldia and Raichak across the river Hooghly, are the tallest in the country. Covering a span of 1.5 km, the twin towers weigh 1,800 tonnes. The world's highest transmission tower ...
Colombia is first country in the world to eliminate river blindness
Pan American Health Organization - 7/30/2013 7:18:33 AM
Bogotá / Washington DC, 29 July 2013 (PAHO/WHO) — Colombia has been verified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having eliminated onchocerciasis (known as “river blindness”), thus becoming the first country in the world to achieve this goal.
Colombia is world's first country to wipe out river blindness - WHO
Thomson Reuters Foundation - 7/31/2013 7:17:22 AM
BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Colombia has become the first country in the world to eradicate river blindness through the distribution of an anti-parasitic drug in affected parts of the South American nation and a sustained health education ...
Anti-Slavery Campaigners Arrested in Mauritania, the Country With the World's Highest Slavery Rate
Voice News - 11/24/2014 3:59:09 AM
The human rights defenders from the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA) were traveling along the Senegal River in Mauritania on November ... Mauritania became the last country in the world to abolish slavery in 1981. The ban, however, was not ...
Tanzania calls for equal share of River Nile
worldbulletin.net - 11/27/2014 8:16:17 PM
The deal aimed to replace a colonial-era treaty that gives Egypt and Sudan the lion's share of river water. The Tanzanian government has not yet submitted the agreement to parliament for ratification. Minister Membe said his country believes there is an ...
Colombia is First Country in the World to Eliminate Parasitic Disease River Blindness
INFECTION CONTROL TODAY - 8/1/2013 1:28:25 PM
Colombia has been verified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having eliminated the parasitic disease onchocerciasis (known as “river blindness”), thus becoming the first country in the world to achieve this goal. In an official notification ...
Iraqi militants from Islamic State group seize country's largest dam
New York Daily News - 8/7/2014 6:32:53 PM
BAGHDAD — Sunni militants from the Islamic State group on Thursday seized Iraq’s largest dam, placing them in control of enormous power and water resources and access to the river that runs ... the dam and devastate the country all the way down to ...
Bourke tops list: more dangerous than any country in the world
Sydney Morning Herald - 2/1/2013 11:51:05 PM
When compared with United Nations data, the crime rate of the Darling River town makes it more dangerous per capita than any country in the world. The bureau's director, Don Weatherburn, said the crime problem in Bourke, as well as in other regional areas ...
Brad Paisley Announces 2014 Country Nation World Tour
Taste of Country - 5/15/2014 12:55:51 PM
Brad Paisley‘s revving up to hit the road for his 2014 Country Nation World Tour, bringing his hits to cities in ... which includes his current single ‘River Bank.’