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
Country's spectacular waterways will soon be an ideal place to surf
Herald Scotland - 4/17/2014 1:54:42 AM
the world's largest pair of equine sculptures. Ailsa Andrews, customer relations manager at Scottish Canals, said: "We're delighted that Highland Wi-Fi has brought its fantastic service to the waterways. The new fast and reliable internet service will make ...
French Country Waterways
USA Today - 4/16/2014 12:58:37 AM
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 ...
U.K. man walking length of Nile River through seven countries
Montreal Gazette - 4/11/2014 5:32:23 PM
The yearlong 4,250 mile journey along the world’s longest river will see the former British army captain pass through seven countries. After four months trekking through Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, Levison Wood is now in South Sudan, a country with ...
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 ...
Utah's canyon country is like another world
Canada - 4/18/2014 12:06:08 AM
But staring in bewildered astonishment is common in Utah canyon country. Not because you're lost ... You should too. The Colorado River is a prolific artist. But her most famous work, the Grand Canyon, overshadows her myriad, extraordinary creations.
Close calls with crocodiles: UK man walking length of Nile River through 7 countries
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 4/11/2014 11:27:19 AM
The yearlong 4,250 mile journey along the world's longest river will see the former British army captain pass through seven countries. After four months trekking through Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, Levison Wood is now in South Sudan, a country with little ...
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 ...
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 ...
Colombia is first country in the world to eliminate river blindness
Pan American Health Organization - 7/29/2013 5:56:49 PM
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.
10 of the world's longest bridges
CNN - 4/16/2014 3:36:06 AM
The country is home to three of the longest natural bridge spans in the world, including the 400-foot stunner over the Buliu River near the border of Vietnam. Carved out of a limestone karst, the Fairy Bridge (Xianren Qiao) is an isolated structure ...
Liz Kilgo Sets Her Sites on Country Rock [Video]
Guardian LV - 4/18/2014 3:40:53 AM
Through connections and hard work, Liz is making her mark in the world of country rock. Just as the mighty Cumberland River and its tributaries wind around the city of Nashville, country music has many of its own offshoots. Blending blues, gospel and jazz ...
Astana: The world's weirdest capital city
CNN - 7/12/2012 11:56:48 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 ...
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 ...
Real-life Crucifixions, self-flagellation and throwing women into rivers: Six of the strangest Easter traditions from around the world
Daily Mail - 4/18/2014 2:17:58 PM
As Christians around the world gather to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ ... The annual ritual, dating back to the 1950s, takes place across the country - often attracting a crowd of thousands of people. Last year, nine men were crucified ...