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
World's Largest Silver Producing Countries: Australia
Forbes - 7/17/2014 11:12:30 AM
billed as the world’s largest silver and lead producing mine. The rest is a result of silver production as a by-product, with Wonawinta being the country’s largest primary silver producing mine. Roseberry Base, Broken Hill and McArthur River are all ...
Texas country star to attempt Guinness record
KWKT Fox 44 - 7/21/2014 10:06:19 PM
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (kwkt) — Texas country star Roger Creager is looking to break the Guinness world record for largest river float in just a few days. The musician will lead the charge at his "World's Largest River Trip Float" on July 26 in New ...
In Modi’s India, waterways are a geopolitical issue
Gulf News - 7/21/2014 3:39:46 PM
Supporters claim the grand South Asian water grid, more prosaically known as the National River Linking Project ... And, perhaps pricked by a World Economic Forum survey ranking the country’s infrastructure below Guatemala’s, his maiden budget this ...
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 ...
City by the river
The Hindu - 7/17/2014 1:21:21 PM
The country will be hosting the next edition of the FIFA World Cup in 2018, and is well on its way to ... on a piece of land between the Moskva River and a tributary, to protect the city. Trade slowly began, when a trading post was established along ...
Utah's canyon country is like another world
Calgary Herald - 7/19/2014 7:06:45 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.
Russia World Cup 2018: Complete Guide to the Stadiums and Venues
Bleacher Report - 7/17/2014 4:56:06 PM
It is located alongside the Volga river and has historical significance to the country, per FIFA.com: Samara is one of the most prominent Volga region cities and it is famous as Russia's aerospace centre. During World War II, Samara became a "second ...
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 ...
Texas music star eyes record-breaking river float
Chron - 7/21/2014 2:28:11 PM
SAN ANTONIO -- Texas country music star Roger Creager will attempt to break the world record for the world's largest river float trip Saturday at Rockin' R River Rides in New Braunfels. The attempt is for the record for largest raft of tubes or rings.
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 ...
How Not to Design a World Without Borders
The Atlantic - 7/21/2014 1:23:46 PM
The river that marks the border between the countries ... But in recent years, inspired by a vision of a pre-modern world with more freedom to wander, the country has been experimenting with making political boundaries more flexible. It’s one of the ...
Vietnam’s eight World Heritage Sites
Tuoitre News - 7/22/2014 4:47:11 AM
The cave, which has a large fast-flowing underground river within it, was found by a local ... Province in northern Vietnam was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List in late June, the country’s first site to be acknowledged as a mixed natural ...
America catches some of the world’s best salmon but eats some of the worst
Quartz - 7/21/2014 10:03:20 AM
The salmon populations of the Snake and Columbia River systems in ... managed fisheries in the world, and from waters kept clean by environmental standards. In that sense, eating American fish is important not just for the country’s salmon supply ...