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, 2014See also: Waterways map
The River War – by Winston Churchill
My Telegraph - 2/5/2016 5:16:49 PM
The first edition of The River War by Winston Churchill was published in 1899 ... The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever ...
Ex-Indiana Gov. Whitcomb, POW in World War II, dies at 98
Sun Sentinel - 2/5/2016 1:46:15 AM
Edgar Whitcomb, who escaped from a Japanese prisoner camp by swimming overnight during World War II and then made an around-the ... adding that the former governor died at his home near the Ohio River community of Rome, Indiana. Whitcomb was governor ...
World’s 15 Countries with the Most People Exposed to River Floods
WRI - 3/6/2015 2:33:58 AM
country and major river basin in the world. We ranked 164 countries by the number of people affected by river flooding. We found that the top 15 countries account for nearly 80 percent of the total population affected every year. These countries are all ...
India for strong action against terror by like-minded nations
Economic Times - 2/4/2016 12:24:31 PM
Over half of the world's commercial cargo passes through the Indo-Pacific waterways. "Non-traditional threats such as piracy, smuggling, transnational crimes and drug-trafficking are on the rise and pose a challenge for our countries and require strong and ...
Amazon Conquers the World
The Huffington Post - 2/5/2016 3:12:09 AM
In its quest for world domination, Amazon opened its first bricks and mortar store in Seattle a few months ago. Plans this year are for 400 more stores across the country ... and will immediately sue the Amazon River for name infringement.
You are aiding poll robbers’, TMG blasts Supreme Court over Rivers, Akwa Ibom
P.M. News Nigeria - 2/5/2016 6:39:44 AM
These judgments, particularly on Rivers and Akwa Ibom States ... while diminishing our country’s stature in the comity of lovers of democracy around the world. “Painfully, the biggest losers are the ordinary people in the states who have been denied ...
The World’s 13 Best Hiking Tours
Law Fuel - 2/6/2016 1:45:04 AM
For instance, a guided tour can start from Chaumont and follow the River Cher to Montrichard ... Sometimes regarded as the best walk in the world the Milford Track traverses the heart of New Zealand’s spectacular fiord country, following a route ...
Report: Clippers’ Austin Rivers has broken hand, out 4-6 weeks
NBC Sports - 2/7/2016 5:25:47 AM
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Five spectacular landscapes in Botswana, 2016’s must-visit country
Euronews - 2/7/2016 4:35:41 AM
In fact, Lonely Planet picked Botswana as its must-visit country ... world's second largest inland delta, stretching over 18,000 square meters (193,750 sq ft). Right at the north of Botswana, the delta's spectacular scenery is formed by the Okavango River ...
Wonders on the Irrawaddy: A River Cruise Through the Heart of Burma
TravelPulse - 2/4/2016 5:32:20 PM
This country is just ... as it opens up to the world. I suggest you try to get there now, while you can still see wonder and innocence in the people there as they interact with you and flash easy welcoming smiles. Avalon Waterways has almost exclusive ...
Forgotten Walt Disney World: River Country
PJ Media - 6/27/2013 12:58:20 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 Hurricane ...
Torchbearers & world travelers
The Republic - 2/6/2016 6:52:52 AM
They’ve traveled the world and lived in numerous states across the country. But at the end of the day ... unsupported source-to-mouth descent of the Green/Colorado River, which required him to spend about 100 days on the water. Both of the Browns ...
What's brewing in bourbon country?
Philadelphia Daily News - 2/7/2016 2:55:28 AM
Pepper Campus has been expanding ts attractions, and the ramshackle assortment of brick and concrete-block buildings beside the Middle Fork River ... of Country Boy's three founders, has a theory about this. "As Mark Twain once said, 'When the world ...
Canadian biathlon team's World Cup medal hopes down to mixed relays in Canmore
The Vancouver Sun - 2/7/2016 5:18:37 AM
Crawford will join Brendan Green of Hay River, N.W.T., Canmore's Macx Davies and Sara Beaudry of Prince George, B.C., in the four-skier mixed relay Sunday. With 230 athletes from 26 countries, the World Cup is the biggest biathlon event at the Canmore ...
The mixed results of UNESCO World Heritage Site designation for locals
Denver Post - 2/7/2016 8:17:35 AM
It is described officially as the best-preserved city in Southeast Asia, a bygone seat of kings tucked into a remote river valley of Laos ... Shangri-La after their hometown was listed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995 and sold itself wholesale to ...