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, 2014See also: Area map
Global Peace Index Report Reveals the World’s Most Peaceful Countries
realclearlife.com - 1/11/2017 10:18:06 AM
Iceland is the world’s most peaceful country, followed by Denmark, pictured, and Austria. (Getty Images) Two of the main areas of deterioration were the Middle East and Africa, where conflicts intensified and became “more entrenched,” per Steve ...
In grizzly country, DeVos' gun remark lands differently
The News & Observer - 1/19/2017 10:01:27 AM
In grizzly country, comments by President-elect Donald Trump's nominee ... The bears have killed six people in the Yellowstone National Park area since 2010. Grizzlies in growing numbers roam a wide area around a tiny elementary school in Wapiti, Wyoming ...
The country's highest paid big-city mayor is reportedly right here in San Francisco
San Francisco Gate - 1/18/2017 9:05:22 AM
San Francisco isn't the biggest city in the world, but its mayor makes the biggest salary in ... budget and often ranks as the most expensive city for living expenses in the country. San Francisco, along with Honolulu and Los Angeles, are also among ...
These 10 Countries Have The Most To Worry About Under President Trump
Forbes - 1/19/2017 7:59:46 AM
More than any other EM country Mexico has been a model neighbor to the U.S. Indeed, Mexico has almost seen itself as the 53rd State for the past couple of decades with close coordination with its northern neighbor in all areas ranging from monetary policy ...
Boss of the world's largest recruiter: 'One-off education followed by a career will no longer work'
The Business Insider - 1/19/2017 1:54:41 AM
Adecco DAVOS, SWITZERLAND — The world is going through a seismic shift in the make ... beyond automation and replacement of lower skilled jobs. Rapid development in areas like machine-to-machine communications and the Internet of Things, coupled with ...
Why Russia — a country with less money than Canada and fewer people than Nigeria — runs the world now
National Post - 1/16/2017 10:12:10 AM
The country has sent its armed forces into battle no less than five times since the year 2000: In Chechnya, in the Caucasus border areas, Georgia ... which it earned through victory in the Second World War. What’s more, Russia uses it.
Iran shocked by deadly fire, collapse of Tehran high-rise
Chron - 1/19/2017 11:13:02 AM
"He has been living with me since moving to Tehran last year from the north of the country in hopes of finding a job ... Rouhani, whose administration struck the nuclear deal with world powers, will probably be standing for re-election in May.
Sierra Leone: Despite World Bank's U.S.$138 Million for 57 MW Electricity Supplywestern Area Still Struggles With 36.5 Megawatts
AllAfrica - 1/18/2017 7:13:49 PM
We now look forward to successful implementation of the project," said Henry Kerali, World Bank Country Director for Sierra Leone in that release. Since the start of the New Year, many communities in the Western Area have been going days without ...
Food security threatened by sea-level rise
Science Daily - 1/18/2017 3:46:14 PM
Coastal countries are highly prone to sea-level ... issues play a major role in rendering agriculture in these areas, rice production in particular, increasingly difficult. According to the World Bank, salinity issues in Bangladesh will most likely lead ...
Largest Countries in the World by Area
mapsofworld.com - 12/29/2016 11:55:15 PM
The world's ten biggest countries by size are ranked based on information from the CIA World Factbook. The numbers shown are based on the total land area of each country, including both land and water areas within the international boundaries. Russia is ...
The Best Countries to Start a Business Are . . .
www.entrepreneur.com - 1/19/2017 12:14:28 AM
Opportunities exist everywhere -- not just in your own home country or hometown. While much has been said about globalization and our increasingly connected world, if you're starting ... check to see if the area is business friendly and do investigative ...
Asia drives rise in 2016 world tourism numbers: UN
MSN - 1/17/2017 3:40:16 PM
The number of people living in Asia and discovering both their own region and the rest of the world rose eight percent compared to 2015, the Madrid-based body said. The Asia-Pacific area, meanwhile ... varied widely from one country to the next.
AIR spotlight summary on “India-US collaboration for development in third world countries”.
insightsonindia.com - 1/19/2017 10:15:46 AM
Under this agreement both India and US will work together and fund for country ... many areas and sectors. India is expanding the development cooperation activities bilaterally not just with the nations but also with organisations like World Food Programme ...
Gambia’s New President Is Sworn In as Troops Enter the Country
nytimes.com - 1/19/2017 5:25:16 PM
with many citizens abandoning the country to risk perilous and often deadly journeys to Europe by sea. Minutes after Mr. Barrow was sworn in, celebrations erupted across Gambia, with thousands gathering in some areas. Lamin Demba, a welder, said he felt ...
World briefs: Truck bomb kills 60 in northern Mali
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 1/19/2017 5:58:04 AM
as the country struggles to implement a peace deal crafted after a near-takeover by factions linked to al-Qaida. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but some Islamist extremist groups in the area have opposed a 2015 peace pact between Mali’s ...