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
Get happy in the world's happiest countries
CNN - 3/21/2014 11:02:07 AM
The happiest of countries -- many of which are in Scandinavia ... The Great Barrier Reef covers 344,400 kilometers in area and includes the largest coral reef ecosystem in the world. Some 600 continental islands, 3,000 coral reefs and about 150 inshore ...
490 - Map of the World's Countries Rearranged by Population
Big Think - 11/21/2010 6:57:52 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 ...
Ukraine PM says country still in "state of war"
Inside Bay Area - 9/13/2014 12:38:12 AM
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's prime minister says his country is "still in a state of war" with neighboring Russia despite a cease-fire between the government forces and Moscow-backed rebels in the east. During a Saturday conference with politicians and ...
World's overlooked countries to buy second citizenship, residency
CNN - 6/30/2013 10:17:18 AM
Anyone in the world can apply for citizenship, save one country ... An Austrian passport easily gives that option by opening many borders. The country is a member of the Schengen Area with its 26 countries spanning most of western Europe sharing common ...
Canada Tops The World In Forest Degradation Thanks To Climate Change, Logging And Energy Development
Think Progress - 9/5/2014 3:13:51 PM
Canada leads the world in forest degradation ... home to 29 percent of the country’s total forested land. Many of the region’s forests are used as crops for timber or paper production, so total forested area regularly waxes and wanes as crops are ...
Area cross country teams compete in Artesian Classic
Greene County Daily World - 9/5/2014 11:56:24 PM
Cross country teams from Eastern Greene ... Clay Reynolds of Shakamak was the top area individual finisher with a sixth-place finish in a time of 16 minutes, 53 seconds. Eastern Greene's John Kirts ran ninth in 17:14 with the Lakers' Billy Creech close ...
Vickers receives lifetime achievement award
PGA Tour - 9/5/2014 4:22:27 AM
The ceremony took place at Denver Country Club, close to the 2014 BMW Championship venue ... Vickers and Castle Pines Golf Club have made a significant charitable impact in the Metro Denver area over the years, with the primary charity of THE INTERNATIONAL ...
Journal-World All-Area Cross Country: Boys
LJWORLD - 12/3/2011 8:24:39 AM
• Kain Anderson, Free State senior — raced to second place at Class 6A state championship, posting a 15:55.1 at Rim Rock Farm. • Dawson Colglazier, Santa Fe Trail junior — won three meets this year, dropped his personal record by 42 seconds and ...
Using a Tactic Unseen in a Century, Countries Cordon Off Ebola-Racked Areas
New York Times - 8/13/2014 8:31:38 AM
The plan was to isolate a triangular area where the three countries meet, separated only by porous borders ... As of Monday, the region had seen 1,848 cases and 1,013 deaths, according to the World Health Organization, although many experts think that ...
Tom Hoch selected by Wichita Country Club for renovation masterplan
World Golf - 9/17/2014 8:25:55 AM
Opening its doors in 1900, Wichita Country Club is the longest-running private club in Kansas, offering 18 scenic holes designed by William H. Diddel, world-class tennis ... an adult-only bar and lounge area for relaxation and socializing; expanded ...
Largest Country of the World by Area
Meri News - 9/2/2014 2:10:00 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 ...
Total forest coverage by country
theguardian.com - 9/1/2009 11:57:45 PM
Richer countries such as Canada, Switzerland and Croatia managed to keep their number of hectares at a stable number or have enlarged their total forest area in the same period. But globally, the trend is clear: our forests are disappearing rapidly.
World’s first five country protected area to conserve “Europe’s Amazon”
WWF Panda - 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”.
The World's Fastest-Growing Megacities
Forbes - 4/8/2013 7:12:23 PM
The largest megacity remains the Tokyo-Yokohama area, home to 37 million ... a relatively low rate for a city in a developing country. Other rapidly growing megacities are scattered throughout the developing world. In Nigeria, Lagos saw its population ...
Turmoil in Arab World
Kashmir Times - 9/18/2014 4:49:59 AM
Though the area has a love-hate relationship with external players ... have a spill over effect on India's Muslim population and elsewhere in the world. Given that the country has the third largest Muslim populace. There are already reports of some ...