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
Needless suffering and death, social and economic havoc': Ebola report cites egregious failure by countries, WHO
Washington Post - 11/23/2015 3:17:00 PM
A panel of global experts has issued a strong rebuke against the World Health Organization ... The first infections occurred in a remote rural area of Guinea. March 2014: Intergovernmental and nongovernmental groups began to respond.
See why one of the world's smallest countries is also one of the most beautiful
The Business Insider - 11/19/2015 12:44:15 PM
At less than 62 square miles, Liechtenstein is the world's sixth-smallest independent country by total land area. It's also one of only two-doubly landlocked countries in the world, meaning that it's landlocked, and surrounded by countries that are also ...
Cities in numbers: how patterns of urban growth change the world
The Guardian - 11/23/2015 2:26:53 PM
Beneath the crude statistic that the world is heading towards 70% urbanisation ... the Netherlands and Benelux countries, and Northern Italy. This highly connected urban area represents one of the wealthiest parts of the globe. India stands out for the ...
Town of Kobani, Scarred by ISIS, Strives to Rebuild
New York Times - 11/22/2015 11:53:35 PM
“But at night we lock the door and don’t open for anyone, because there is fear in the world.” A fierce battle by Kurdish ... the head of foreign affairs for the area’s new autonomous administration. When the battle ended, 80 percent of buildings ...
The Latest: Turkish PM says country had right to down plane
The Sentinel Cumberlink - 11/24/2015 8:27:47 AM
Davutoglu said Tuesday Turkey will not hesitate to take all steps to protect the country's security ... shot down by Turkey says rebels are conducting search operations in the area to find the second crew member. Jahed Ahmad of the 10th Brigade in the ...
Russian warplane shot down by Turkish jets
Christian Today - 11/24/2015 1:21:17 PM
the United Nations and related countries, their respective offices said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said the warplane crashed in a mountainous area in the northern countryside of Latakia province, where there had been aerial ...
Updated - Turkey shoots down Russian jet - pilots killed in parachutes by Syrian rebels
Times of Malta - 11/24/2015 9:39:22 AM
Each country summoned a diplomatic representative of the other and NATO called a meeting of its ambassadors for Tuesday afternoon. Footage from private Turkish broadcaster Haberturk TV showed the warplane going down in flames in a woodland area ...
Briefly . . . NATION/WORLD
Philadelphia Daily News - 11/24/2015 12:13:52 AM
IRVING, Texas - Attorneys for the 14-year-old Muslim boy arrested after taking a homemade clock to his Dallas-area school say he was publicly ... Ahmed's education in Qatar and moved to the Persian Gulf country. A spokeswoman said the city was reviewing ...
China encircled by regional powers' criticism
ABS-CBN News - 11/23/2015 11:27:56 AM
But Liu said the facilities are for its national defense and cautioned other countries against linking them to militarization of the area. In the belief that China's continuation of its rapid creation of man-made islands in the contested waterway is a ...
China tells other countries not to stir up trouble in South China Sea
Japan Today - 11/23/2015 3:28:20 AM
China on Sunday told other countries not to “deliberately stir up trouble” in the disputed South China Sea, while insisting it has no intention of militarizing the strategically vital area even though it has increased construction activities there.
Putin calls downing of warplane by Turkey a ‘stab in the back’
KDVR Fox-31 - 11/24/2015 3:37:17 PM
ISTANBUL — One of the world’s most volatile regions was roiled further Tuesday ... “Understand this: Turkey is a country whose warnings should be taken seriously and listened to. Don’t test Turkey’s patience. Try to win its friendship.”
5 things you need to know about Russian jet shot down by Turkey
CNN - 11/24/2015 3:44:27 PM
Moscow (CNN)One of the world's most complicated geopolitical crises became even more tangled Tuesday when a Russian jet was downed by Turkey in Syria's Bayirbucak area, near the Turkish ... time in decades that a NATO country has shot down a Russian ...
The Venice Golf and Country Club Hosts 5th Annual Golf Tournament Raising $22,200+ to Benefit Loveland Center of Venice
Patch - 11/24/2015 5:03:11 PM
Following the tournament, golfers were invited to the beautifully decorated clubhouse of The Venice Golf and Country Club for an awards presentation and an elegant prime rib dinner prepared by the club’s world-renowned chef, Jay Alfes. The Loveland ...
World's Largest Animal Cloning Facility To Be Built In Tianjin, China
International Business Times - 11/24/2015 6:26:06 AM
“This is going to change our world and our lives,” Xu told the Guardian. “It is going to make our life better.” Chinese scientists have been cloning sheep, cattle and pigs since 2000, and the country’s first commercial cloning company -- a joint ...
Brussels lockdown: Look at other cities shut by emergencies
The Miami Herald - 11/23/2015 6:15:57 PM
Patrick shut down the region's public transportation system, stores were shuttered and streets deserted in a move that affected more than 1 million people in the greater Boston area. Convicted ... locked down the entire country, banning activities that ...