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 ...
Get happy in the world's happiest countries
CNN - 3/20/2014 12:29:12 PM
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 ...
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 ...
Journal-World All-Area girls cross country team
LJWORLD - 11/28/2012 6:10:01 AM
In her final season running for the Lions, the speedy senior finished in the top three at six different races before illness slowed her down in her season finale at the Class 6A state meet, where she finished 27th in the 4K. Morgan’s top time came when ...
6 Countries with Low Tax Rates in the World
Silicon India - 7/23/2014 11:34:01 AM
which is an important global city with the second largest urban area in the European Union . The United Kingdom is a developed country and has the world's sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP and eighth-largest by purchasing power parity and the world's ...
World's overlooked countries to buy second citizenship, residency
CNN - 6/28/2013 6:30:36 AM
... country 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.
How to obtain tiny unclaimed countries and make your own kingdom
Examiner - 7/23/2014 8:02:15 PM
Jeremiah Heaton began searching online for unclaimed land the world over, according to the Washington Post July 12, 2014 news article, "Va. man plants flag, claims African country." According to the Wikipedia," article, "Bir Tawil," the area is a 2,060 km2 ...
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”.
Largest Country of the World by Area
Meri News - 7/13/2014 4:46:31 PM
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.
Honor Flight Bay Area Foundation
radioalice.cbslocal.com - 7/23/2014 11:41:10 AM
Honor Flight Network has chapters across the country with a new chapter opening recently in the bay Area. Bay Area Honor Flight Foundation will take its first trip with 25 World War II Veterans to Washington DC in September. They’ll visit the World War ...
Want to restore the world's forests? Begin with these 'surprising seven' countries
The Ecologist - 6/3/2014 2:56:29 PM
with 84% of the country classified as opportunity area. The world has lost almost half of its original forest cover, due largely to booming population growth and agricultural expansion. But even though these forests are gone, there is still a tremendous ...
Oldest golf magazine in country goes all digital
Inside Bay Area - 7/23/2014 9:18:00 AM
WILTON, Conn. (AP) — The oldest golf magazine in America will stop publishing in print next week as Golf World switches entirely to digital delivery. Golf World first was published in 1947, the year after Ben Hogan won his first major. The magazine is ...
Togo: environmental security, still a challenge for gulf of guinea countries-Experts
en.starafrica.com - 7/23/2014 12:52:45 PM
Environmental security remains a challenge in the Gulf of Guinea and needs a sustained, robust response by countries in the area, Abidjan Convention Regional ... The Gulf of Guinea is among the world’s most productive marine areas. However, it faces ...
Iraq, Iran Top World's Unhappiest Countries List
Yahoo News - 6/3/2014 11:53:21 PM
An Iranian woman sits on a bench in the Tochal mountainous area overlooking the polluted skyline of the capital … Do you live in one of the world's unhappiest places? A new study released this week by Gallup cited Iran as the country with the highest ...