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
China gives $6 million for food in Ebola countries
Inside Bay Area - 10/19/2014 10:06:57 PM
BEIJING (AP) — China has contributed $6 million to the World Food Program to help stave off food shortages in countries worst affected by the Ebola virus. The WFP announced Monday that the money will go to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the ...
Ski Hearth Farm – America’s Newest Cross Country Ski Area Set to Open This Season
northforkvue.com - 10/14/2014 9:58:34 PM
Ski Hearth Farm cross country ski area in historic Sugar Hill, NH is set to open for the 2014-15 season. Nestled in the hills of Franconia, NH adjacent to Cannon Mountain Ski Area and the imposing Lafayette Ridge of the White Mountains, the new area makes ...
Kenya Opens World’s Largest Single Turbine Geothermal Plant
zmescience.com - 10/24/2014 7:30:42 PM
The project will bring much needed cheap energy to an impoverished country and fuel development in the area. The Olkaria Area is an region located immediately to the south of Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya, Africa. Due to this special ...
Nation & World briefing
The Bulletin - 10/25/2014 11:58:33 AM
Virginia remains — Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a missing university ... appealed a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that the country violated the rights of two terrorism suspects by transferring ...
North Country: U.S. Ski Team To Train at Mittersill
The Caledonian Record - 10/24/2014 7:37:51 PM
Big skiing developments are afoot in the North Country as the U.S. Ski Team chooses Cannon Mountain's Mittersill ski area as its first official training site in the East and 14 miles of cross country ski trails are set to open this winter in Sugar Hill.
'CMA Country Christmas' books Steven Tyler to perform
Reality TV World - 10/23/2014 3:42:49 PM
Rock icon Steven Tyler has been booked to perform with Brad Paisley on the 2-hour TV special CMA Country Christmas ... to the taping to help make the holidays brighter for Nashville-area children. "Our toy drive adds something special to the celebration ...
Data Mining Reveals How News Coverage Varies Around the World
MIT Technology Review - 10/24/2014 4:07:17 AM
And to visualize the different news agendas, they’ve created cartograms to reflect the coverage. These are maps in which the land area of a country is distorted by the amount of news coverage it receives in a given region (the image above shows how ...
Ukrainian delegation visiting Dover area
Fosters Daily Democrat - 10/25/2014 7:12:13 AM
The visitors are from all over Ukraine, including one from the country’s eastern half. It’s not clear if any of the visitors are from an area impacted by the country’s ongoing civil war. The Ukrainians are the latest international visitors to Dover.
Why For aren't there more countries in Epcot's World Showcase area?
Jim Hill Media - 10/19/2014 11:54:20 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 ...
The world’s biggest economic problem
The Economist online - 10/23/2014 11:10:48 AM
Prices are falling in eight European countries. The zone’s overall inflation rate has ... And, unlike Japan, which has a homogenous, stoic society, the euro area cannot hang together through years of economic sclerosis and falling prices.
OFFICIAL: The World Health Organization Declares Senegal And Nigeria Free From Ebola
Forbes - 10/23/2014 2:09:46 PM
This 42-day period starts from the last day that any person in the country had contact with a confirmed or probable Ebola case. Quick Prevention Facts on Ebola: There is no FDA-approved vaccine available for Ebola. If you travel to or are in an area ...
Rotary seeks four area young adults for expense-paid cultural exchange to Peru
New Jersey Online - 10/23/2014 12:22:23 PM
They will also give presentations to Rotary Clubs and other groups about our home country and local area. The Rotary Foundation provides round-trip airfare and local Rotarians in the host country provide meals, lodging and group travel in their district.
The Growing Menace of Desertification to World’s Agriculture, Eco-systems
PRESSENZA - 10/24/2014 1:25:38 PM
The Phoenix Island Protected Area (PIPA) is one of three island groups in Kiribati, a Least Developed Country (LDC). Photo: UNESCO/Ron Van Oers The study conducted by the UN Office for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries ...
Pentagon: New airstrikes target refineries used by ISIS in Syria
CNN - 9/24/2014 11:33:52 PM
Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said his country's parliament will weigh a request for six ... In Syria, U.S. and coalition fighter jets struck an ISIS staging area near the Iraqi border, northwest of al Qaim, damaging eight ISIS vehicles.
Four countries pledge to restore 30 million hectares of degraded lands at UN Summit
Mongabay - 9/25/2014 9:38:09 PM
In total this week's pledges add up to 33.7 million hectares, an area larger than Taiwan. "Today's pledges by countries in Africa and Latin America to combat deforestation and more than double restoration targets will bring significant climate benefits ...