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
The World Bank just issued a warning that's going to rattle global economies
The Business Insider - 5/4/2016 11:27:54 AM
About one-quarter of the world's population, or some 1.6 billion people, live in countries where water already is scarce ... a low-lying island off the coast of Louisiana, has seen its land area reduced from a size of 15,000 acres in the middle of ...
How safe does protected status keep the world's national parks?
The Guardian - 5/5/2016 2:54:18 PM
That’s an area larger than the state of California ... In New Zealand, for instance, Mount Aspiring National Park is a World Heritage Site and one of the country’s main tourist attractions. But in 2009, a confidential document surfaced in which ...
In one of the deadliest countries in the world, there's one business thriving — the coffin industry
Global Post - 5/3/2016 3:18:09 PM
"It's the area that generates the most jobs here," he told Reuters. Cruz's business now has 16 workers and makes about 40 weekly shipments throughout the country. People have found a way to survive in Jucuapa by making coffins — an industry thriving ...
How Increasing Longevity Will Shape Our World
Forbes - 5/5/2016 9:32:10 AM
I’ve been attending the 2016 Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles, an annual event where 3,500 decision-makers from 50+ countries are focusing on ... How Increasing Longevity Will Shape Our World. After all, 20% of Americans will be over ...
The ungovernable country
The Economist online - 5/5/2016 3:22:56 PM
EVEN before America sealed it off with blast walls and razor wire, the area now known as the Green Zone in central ... But some fear it hardly matters and that the country is so divided and corruption so entrenched that it has become ungovernable.
Severini's World Class Soccer School, in its 27th year, offering local summer camps
Main Line Media News - 5/5/2016 5:38:56 PM
The remaining July camps will be held at the Haverford Reserve area. The last camp will be held Aug ... and development that have attracted players from all over the country and the world, have specialized in high level training for the middle school ...
Transforming the World’s Mobility – It’s time for Action
The World Bank - 5/5/2016 11:15:23 PM
While the challenges to tackle climate change span numerous sectors and require actions on multiple fronts, including in agriculture and energy, one area ... The World Bank-led multi-donor Global Road Safety Facility is providing to more than 20 countries ...
EU countries could face fines for rejected refugees
KSWO 7 News - 5/4/2016 8:07:28 AM
BRUSSELS (AP) - European Union countries that refuse to accept refugees under proposals ... Chanel's Cuban takeover Wealthy fashionistas and celebrities from around the world flocked beneath klieg lights Wednesday night on a grand Havana colonial avenue ...
HARRIS: Developing countries will ignore emission targets
Your Houston News - 5/6/2016 3:54:33 AM
Actions to significantly reduce GHG emissions in developing countries would involve dramatically cutting back the use of coal, the source of 71% of India's electricity and 81% of China's. As coal is the cheapest source of power in most of the world ...
World’s Second-Largest Diamond To Sell For $70 Million At Auction
The Inquisitr - 5/5/2016 3:19:57 AM
Lesedi la Rona is a 1109-carat uncut diamond the size of a tennis ball, originally discovered in the southern African country ... of area we are expecting to go for, but frankly it is difficult to tell — what is the largest diamond in the world worth?”
Comprehensive report of world's transboundary water basins finds hotspots of risk
Phys - 5/3/2016 12:33:30 PM
"There simply isn't enough water to go around." These transboundary river basins and other waterways span 151 countries and include more than 40 percent of the world's population and land area. The analysis, "Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme," was ...
Important French Fry News: McDonald's is Testing World Famous Gilroy Garlic Fries
NBC Bay Area - 5/4/2016 2:23:52 AM
Gilroy’s world famous garlic fries are coming to the Golden Arches ... the fast food chain will make them available at nearly 250 McDonald’s restaurants across the Bay Area. “The response from our customers has been very positive,” said Nick ...
Country Representative, Afghanistan
ReliefWeb - 5/5/2016 11:19:33 AM
The Canadian Red Cross Society (CRCS), a not for profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping the most vulnerable in Canada and throughout the world, is currently seeking a Country Representative ... risk and restricted area is required.
Concierge Auctions Announces Its May/June 2016 Lineup Across Five Countries And Nine US States
The Street - 5/4/2016 7:56:08 PM
Concierge Auctions' current offerings span five countries ... a bar area and outdoor kitchen. The home offers access to five-star resorts, beach clubs and the Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, rated the #1 Resort Golf Course in the World by Conde ...
22 fake universities functioning in country: Smriti Irani
The Tribune India - 5/5/2016 2:11:21 PM
As many as 22 fake universities are functioning in the country, with a maximum of nine in Uttar Pradesh ... Bihar, Badaganvi sarkar World Open University Education Society, Gokak, Belgaum, Karnataka, St John’s University, Kishanattam, Kerala, Raja ...