Definition: This entry includes three subfields. Total area is the sum of all land and water areas delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines. Land area is the aggregate of all surfaces delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines, excluding inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Water area is the sum of the surfaces of all inland water bodies, such as lakes, reservoirs, or rivers, as delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Area map
490 - Map of the World's Countries Rearranged by Population
Big Think - 11/20/2010 11:59:42 PM
What if the world were rearranged so that the inhabitants of the country with the largest population would move to the country with the largest area? And the second-largest population would migrate to the second-largest country, and so on? The result would ...
Journal-World All-Area boys cross country team
LJWORLD - 11/28/2012 6:31:29 AM
The Wildcats senior raced to top-10 finishes at the Rim Rock Farm Classic and KC Metro Championship before taking first place in the Frontier League, winning a Class 4A regional title and finishing his outstanding prep cross country career as 4A’s state ...
2013 Journal-World All-Area Girls Cross Country Team
LJWORLD - 12/11/2013 5:44:03 AM
Just a freshman, Venters burst onto the cross country scene with an amazing fall, capped by a first-place finish at the Class 6A state championship, which helped the Firebirds make program history with their first team title. Amber Akin, Mill Valley ...
World's overlooked countries to buy second citizenship, residency
CNN - 7/1/2013 4:53:59 AM
... is a member of the Schengen Area with its 26 countries spanning most of western Europe sharing common borders without immigration control -- not to mention more than 160 countries in total around the world -- on par with Australia and Canada.
World’s first five country protected area to conserve “Europe’s Amazon”
wwf.panda.org - 3/24/2011 11:55:49 PM
Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia and Slovenia today signed a historic declaration to establish a trans-boundary UNESCO Biosphere Reserve to protect their shared nature and wildlife along the Mura, Drava and Danube rivers, “Europe’s Amazon”.
Largest Country of the World by Area
Meri News - 4/2/2014 2:05:20 AM
Russia is the largest country in the world by total area covering more than one eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area. Russia's total area is 17,075,400 square kilometres. Country has the world's largest forest reserves. With more than 143 million ...
MH370: 26 countries searching area larger than Australia, officials say
theguardian.com - 3/18/2014 1:36:00 PM
The full scale of the vast hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight became clear on Tuesday, as officials said the search area had been extended to 2.24m square nautical miles (7.68m sq km). Malaysian officials urged countries on the plane's potential ...
Countries that hate America most
Detroit Free Press - 4/11/2014 1:04:33 AM
While people around the world tended to have positive opinions of U.S. leadership ... worse than in all but one other country in the area. Among the nations with the highest disapproval ratings of U.S. leadership, Slovenia is unique in that it is a ...
PH deadliest Asian country for environment activists – report
Global Nation - 4/15/2014 11:36:54 AM
said the Philippines is the third in the world with the highest number of killed environmental and land defenders, at 67 deaths since 2002. The deadliest country is Brazil with a whopping 448 deaths while second is Honduras with 109 deaths, the report read.
Washington: A world apart
Washington Post - 11/8/2013 11:55:28 PM
“This is a wonderful area. I’m not sure all the ... 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 who ...
Why For aren't there more countries in Epcot's World Showcase area?
Jim Hill Media - 4/6/2014 11:57:43 PM
Kathy T. writes in to say: In honor of the upcoming 25th anniversary of Epcot, I was wondering if you could share some stories about how that theme park actually came into being. Well, one part of the Epcot Center story that has (in my opinion, anyway ...
Maghreb Countries United at Berlin Tourism Fair
The North Africa Post - 4/13/2014 11:56:34 PM
who stressed that “[Morocco's] 2020 strategy for developing tourism relies on development and job creation [and this is why] we now seek to be among the world’s top 20 countries in attracting tourists, and we aspire to be a model tourist area in the ...
China is the world's second-largest country by land area!
defence.pk - 5/2/2013 11:58:53 PM
what happens if you hypothetically exclude tibet, uyghur and inner mongolia? thats 4 million square km right there. if you add the adjoining sichuan, qinghai, gansu then thats roughly 60% of China. why ethnic minority provinces make up such a large chunk ...
Retired Louisiana lawyer tattoos world map on back, colors in countries he visits
New York Daily News - 2/12/2014 5:36:45 PM
Where in the world has Bill ... visits a new country, he has an artist ink it in. So far he's been to 60 different nations, meaning more than 50% of the land surface is covered. And he one day hopes to have the entire area colored in.
Latin America Is World's Most Violent Region
The Wall Street Journal - 4/11/2014 4:42:17 PM
Venezuela is the only country in the region with a consistently rising homicide rate since 1994, the report said. "Latin America as a region has the highest rate of criminal violence in the world," said Angela Me, the chief of research at the UNODC.