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
How so many of the world’s people live in so little of its space
Washington Post - 9/3/2015 7:27:33 AM
6. The U.S. population is equal to 10 Canadas. Canada is the world's second largest country in terms of area, but its population is tiny. That's the lesson of this map, which comes via Ezra Klein and I Love Charts and shows the U.S. divided into Canada ...
World Has Many More Trees Than Previously Thought, New Report Says
Wall Street Journal - 9/2/2015 10:16:22 PM
There are slightly more than three trillion trees in the world, a figure that dwarfs previous estimates ... The map was generated using 429,775 ground-based measurements in more than 50 countries, collected from a variety of sources, including the ...
Wizard World warps into San Jose
San Jose Mercury News - 9/2/2015 11:39:17 AM
More than 3,000 geeks are expected to turn out for Wizard World Comic Con, which is warping into San Jose ... And fans from throughout the Bay Area will have to beam back in next year for the "Star Trek" symphony. Welcome to Nerdistan.
Banned Cluster Bombs Were Used in Five Countries, Report Says
New York Times - 9/3/2015 7:30:32 PM
Cluster bombs, the widely outlawed munitions that kill and maim indiscriminately, were used this year in five countries, none of which have yet ... sometimes hundreds of smaller bomblets over a wide area. They are designed to kill or wound anyone in ...
World Cotton consumption to be limited in 2015-16
Commodity Online - 9/2/2015 7:14:25 AM
World cotton area is projected down 7% in 2015/16 to just under 31 million ... In recent years, mill use has shifted to lower cost countries, primarily in Asia, as cotton spinning has become less competitive in China.
Champions Tour announces new playoff event in Richmond, sponsored by Dominion Resources
PGA Tour - 9/3/2015 3:20:00 PM
from Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2016, at the Country Club of Virginia ... and still lives in the area. “This tournament will be instrumental in the outcome of the Charles Schwab Cup.” Strange, a two-time U.S. Open champion and World Golf Hall of Fame member ...
Geoscientists work to bring hidden underwater world back to life
Phys.org - 9/2/2015 10:34:51 AM
They will work with archaeologists, molecular biologists and computer scientists from across the UK to digitally re-construct a prehistoric country approaching the ... together with wide-area seismic data, we will be able to unlock the environmental ...
US: Military, diplomatic families can leave Turkey base area
Public Opinion - 9/3/2015 11:38:06 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say hundreds of military and diplomatic family members near Incirlik air base in southern Turkey are being told they can leave the country. This message comes as the Turks become more active in the fight against Islamic ...
Real by reel: Fall movie lineup is flush with real-life subjects — and a splash of fun
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 9/3/2015 11:59:34 AM
“Jimmy’s Hall”: Ken Loach’s period drama about Irishman Jimmy Gralton, deported from his own country as an “illegal alien ... the Enemy”: Set in Hungary during the final months of World War II and inspired by a true story, a young man ...
China military parade commemorates second world war victory – as it happened
The Guardian - 9/3/2015 8:03:21 AM
Photograph: Xinhua/REX Shutterstock “This great triumph … put an end to China’s national humiliation [and] re-established China as a major country in the world,” Xi said ... ships have been spotted in the area and is another sign of China ...
Why the World Needs Fewer Currencies
The Street - 9/3/2015 2:22:44 PM
In this environment, weak countries will discard their own currencies ... In January 2002, euro coins and currency were introduced, and the world now had another major currency attached to a major economic area, the eurozone. The euro initially dropped ...
'Baby Doe' may have traveled across country during short life, report says
FOX News - 9/2/2015 2:16:46 PM
The latest tests, conducted by Salt Lake City laboratory IsoForensics, examined hair and tooth enamel for telltale isotopes that come from food and water in specific regions around the country and world ... time in the Boston area, but a broader history ...
Beijing in lockdown for China's World War II military extravaganza
CNN - 9/2/2015 10:45:00 PM
And while Chinese will enjoy a three-day public holiday as part of the celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II ... Those living within the lockdown area will be virtual prisoners: They aren't allowed to leave their homes ...
River Run Country Club prepping for tournament
Charlotte Observer - 9/3/2015 4:10:06 PM
It’s less than a week until the PGA’s Web.com Tour returns to River Run Country Club, and Chris Hensler is deep ... The $1.3 billion deal made the combined Chiquita-Cutrale Group the world’s largest distributor of fruit and juice products.
How Many Trees Are There In The World? Scientists Have A New Estimate And It’s Way More Than They Thought
International Business Times - 9/2/2015 1:05:11 PM
New research reveals there are 3 trillion trees in the world -- far more than scientists previously thought ... more trees can fit within a given area," he said. Tallying up the number of trees on Earth is no easy task: It requires steadfast resolve ...