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 Protests India Leader’s Visit to Disputed Border Area
New York Times - 2/21/2015 11:56:24 PM
HONG KONG — China summoned India’s ambassador in Beijing to protest Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to a border area claimed by both countries, a reminder that the world’s two most populous countries have yet to resolve vast territorial ...
The 15 Happiest Economies in the World
Bloomberg - 3/4/2015 12:41:49 AM
That's one way to read the fate of 51 economies (including the euro area) this year, based on Bloomberg calculations ... are remarkably low in the 15 countries shown below, according to economists surveyed by Bloomberg News. While the Swiss National ...
Invention Of The Week? New Cell Phone App Brings Internet To Developing Countries
Inventor Spot - 3/5/2015 4:51:10 AM
It’s a fact that over 85 per cent of the world’s population lives in areas that have cellular coverage, but surprisingly only about 30 per cent of the total population has actual access to the internet. In some countries there are literally thousands ...
Former Budd Lake singer taking in the capital of the country music world
New Jersey Hills - 3/4/2015 3:58:04 PM
but for now she is finishing her second EP while taking in the music of the country western capital of the world. A Budd Lake native ... Ellyn will be touring in the Washington, D.C., area in early May and later in New York City. She’ll be back in ...
Failures by 3 governments preceded homeless man's death
Inside Bay Area - 3/5/2015 9:16:01 AM
U.S. immigration officials wanted to send him back to his native Cameroon but that country never responded to requests to take him. So he was released from a halfway house last May, and U.S. probation officials lost track of him in November. It took three ...
Meteorologist forecasts in more than 140 countries for Army Materiel Command
WHNT-TV - 3/5/2015 4:51:10 AM
“I support any of those customers in countries around the world.” So Captain Melton keeps watch over ... Sometimes he gets special requests from leaders in one area to help them plan movements, and he’s always keeping an eye on severe weather across ...
California Has More Billionaires Than Every Country Except The U.S. And China
Forbes - 3/4/2015 5:23:58 PM
In fact, if California were a country, it would be home to the third-highest number of billionaires in the world, surpassed only by the United ... Half of California’s billionaires live in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley. San Francisco itself is home ...
Human history pushed back 400,000 years by new discovery
The Irish Times - 3/4/2015 9:34:31 PM
The fossil, known as LD 350-1, was found in the Ledi-Geraru area of Afar Regional State ... 1 Ireland one of least Muslim-friendly countries – report
Archbishop asks residents in Philadelphia's five county area to open homes for world visitors
Bucks Local News - 3/4/2015 1:06:16 PM
Former Philadelphia archdiocese communications director Donna Farrell is the executive director of the World Meeting of Families, an international event conceived by Pope John Paul II in 1994 and held every three years in a different country as a way to ...
Arrowhead Country Club in San Bernardino seeking buyer
The Sun - 3/3/2015 7:55:29 PM
SAN BERNARDINO >> Arrowhead Country Club, which drew stars in Hollywood’s Golden Age to golf and still stands as a symbol of luxury in a city fighting a different reputation, is looking for its first new buyer since World ... for that area of the city ...
Potholes Causing Problems For Many Across Tri-State Area
CBS New York - 3/4/2015 11:29:03 PM
1010 WINS1010 WINS invented all news radio and is the longest-running all news station in the country. For more than 45 years, 1010 WINS has been a news and information utility for the New York metropolitan [...] WFANAs the world’s first 24-hour all ...
ETC Wants You to Experience World Cultures
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Blog - 3/4/2015 11:18:54 AM
without leaving the country? Have you ever considered opening your home to a teenager from another part of the world? Families across the Greater St. Louis area are embracing this opportunity! Education Travel & Culture, Inc.’s (ETC) goal is to provide ...
Ex-Yankee Mariano Duncan gets stolen World Series rings back for second time
New York Daily News - 3/5/2015 12:04:50 AM
Duncan felt like he had been kicked in the teeth on Oct. 22, 2014, when he left the Miami-area restaurant where he had just had lunch and discovered his car had been burglarized. His 1996 Yankee World Series ... fly to his native country from Miami.
World's Deadliest Volcanoes Are Identified
Scientific American - 3/4/2015 3:12:08 AM
In southeast Asia, a powerful eruption might blast ash over a wide area, causing roofs to collapse under the ... The result is a complete catalogue of the highest-risk volcanoes and a list of countries ranked by the number of residents in harm’s way.
Bay Area A&M club holds installation luncheon
Your Houston News - 3/4/2015 3:58:04 PM
He travels to A&M clubs around the State, nation and world to visit and assist ... Joe Camarata, Bay Area A&M Club Muster Chairman announced the Club Muster will be held at Bay Oaks Country Club on April 21.