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
Chile’s Growing Desert Is Closing In on the Country’s Capital
Bloomberg - 7/6/2015 9:49:06 AM
The world’s driest desert is expanding south and sitting in ... Farmers in the once-fertile valleys of the Choapa and Limari rivers that lived for generations on agriculture are ripping up orchards, losing livestock and in some cases abandoning homes ...
Families Rent Out Hotel Barge Charters with European Waterways
Luxury Travel Magazine - 7/7/2015 8:53:39 PM
Other favorites are the amazing Dinosaur Park and open air museum, and the Grotte de Limousis, a subterranean world carved out by an underground river and filled with immense ... in what is one of the country's best and last, to be-discovered, hideaways.
North Korean defector lifts lid on world’s most secret state
freemalaysiatoday.com - 7/6/2015 9:34:47 AM
Lee, who still believed she lived in the world’s most prosperous country, was stunned ... and vagrant children began to appear in the town and corpses turned up in the river. “The smell of decomposing bodies was everywhere,” Lee said, speaking ...
After World Cup win, U.S. Women’s Soccer team should get New York City Parade
New York Daily News - 7/6/2015 7:57:34 PM
whose team handed this country a heartbreaking defeat in the final of 2011, but putting a similar beatdown on the best rating the American men got last summer, against Portugal, even though our World Cup men make four times as much money to lose in the ...
San Antonio's Missions declared a World Heritage site
USA Today - 7/6/2015 10:32:03 AM
"The countries were very supportive and happy to see the United States put up a site that brought diversity into the sites that are already on the World Heritage list ... clustered around the San Antonio River are being recognized as the largest collection ...
World Heritage Status for The Alamo, Japan Industrial Sites
New York Times - 7/6/2015 9:41:57 AM
In another decision, Japan received world heritage status for a collection of almost two dozen sites that illustrate the country's industrial revolution ... mounds and Ardeshir's palace along the Shavur River in Iran. Known as Susa, the site was ...
River Benue dredging to cost N26b
The Nation - 7/6/2015 10:56:31 PM
The Federal Government has awarded a N26 billion con-tract for the dredging of lower River Benue to ease movement of cargoes from the ports to other parts of the country ... a multi-purpose edifice to provide world-class service and comfort.
Beit She'arim declared World Heritage Site
YNET News - 7/6/2015 9:34:47 AM
Of the 21 members, 17 countries voted in favor - India ... Over the weekend, UNESCO declared Al-Maghtas, the site of Jesus' baptism in the Jordan River, a World Heritage Site. Jordan painted it as a great victory for them in light of Israel's attempts ...
Golf world focusses on Lancaster this week
The Sentinel Cumberlink - 7/6/2015 4:29:58 PM
The U.S. Women's Open, aside from being contested on one of the toughest courses in the country, also attracts the best field of golfers. This year will be no different, with a star-studded field descending on L.C.C. World No. 1 Inbee Park will tee it up.
Pakistan’s 5000 glaciers retreating fastest in world
Pakistan Today - 7/6/2015 9:41:57 AM
They are retreating faster than any other part of the world, according to new Pakistan Economic Survey 2014-15. The country is vulnerable to a host ... and intrusion of saline seawater into the Indus River Delta Region. Pakistan suffered economic losses ...
St. Louis's 2050 forecast calls for rain and rising rivers
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 7/6/2015 9:56:16 AM
Last year and this spring, a high river ... of the world’s best flood management experts to St. Louis. That is, they invited the Dutch. “The Dutch are the gold standard on water management,” Hoeferlin said, “because their whole country is below ...
INTERVIEW-Hit by drought and seawater, Bangkok tap water may run out in a month
Thomson Reuters Foundation - 7/7/2015 12:00:57 AM
BANGKOK, July 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangkok's tap water supply may run out in a month, as the country waits for long overdue rains ... three key reservoirs that flow into the Chao Phraya River, one of the two main sources of Bangkok's tap ...
27 New Sites Added To UNESCO's World Heritage List
TravelPulse - 7/6/2015 9:01:59 PM
Rjukan seen from top of Krosso Aerial Cableway in Norway (photo courtesy of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Nomination File ... mission complexes that are located on the San Antonio River Basin and a ranch located 37 miles to the south.
Infographic: Lake Turkana Threatened By Hydropower and Farm Development
Circle of Blue - 7/6/2015 11:57:57 AM
Lake Turkana, one of the largest desert lakes in the world, is located in Africa’s Rift Valley in northern Kenya. The Omo River, the lake’s largest ... shown in the chart below. The country’s current hydropower capacity is 3,272 megawatts, while ...
The World's Newest UNESCO Heritage Sites
Conde Nast Traveler - 7/6/2015 8:33:21 PM
"This railway bridge spanning the estuary of the Forth River in Scotland is the world’s longest multi-span cantilever ... "It bears testimony to the rapid industrialization of the country from the middle of the 19th century to the early 20th century ...