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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
River Science Expert Says Buffalo Bayou is in Good Shape
blogs.houstonpress.com - 11/24/2014 1:31:49 PM
Kondolf, one of the leading fluvial geomorphologists in the world (he's a river scientist ... The City of Houston, the River Oaks Country Club and Harris County Flood Control have each chipped in $2 million. The project is currently under permit review ...
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 Largest Silver Producing Countries: Australia
Forbes - 7/17/2014 3:44:31 PM
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 ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
2 Indian cities among the world's fastest growing urban areas
Rediff India Abroad - 6/25/2014 3:53:18 AM
Let's take a look at the fastest growing megacities in the world. The booming political, financial and commercial capital of Nigeria is a port city that in recent years has become a major oil exporter. It is a magnet for the country’s growing population ...
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.’
How to Think Like the Dutch in a Post-Sandy World
New York Times - 4/12/2014 11:57:45 PM
Ovink was the director of the office of Spatial Planning and Water Management, meaning, essentially, that it was his job to keep the famously waterlogged country ... look like, I stood, one sparkling day last June, at the edge of the Waal River, a ...