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
German City Evacuated After Unexploded World War II Bomb Is Found
Wall Street Journal - 5/28/2015 7:07:46 AM
FRANKFURT—German authorities ordered one of the country’s biggest postwar evacuations after discovering an unexploded U.S. bomb from World War II in the western city of Cologne. Officials cleared about 20,000 people from the area surrounding Cologne ...
11 Countries With The Highest Rates of Malaria in The World
INSIDER MONKEY - 5/28/2015 6:24:49 AM
There are a number of campaigns, focusing particularly on the African region (an area which is most affected by this killer disease), to avoid more casualties. We gathered data from different countries of the world and came up with the list of 11 countries ...
Chicago-area man pleads guilty to air-traffic facility fire
Denver Post - 5/28/2015 9:45:15 AM
CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago contractor has pleaded guilty to setting a fire at a radar facility that disrupted air traffic throughout the country. Brian Howard entered the plea Thursday in federal court in Chicago. Prosecutors told the judge Howard ...
Aon’s Political Risk Map Highlights Western Countries Increased Terror Threats
Insurance Journal - 5/28/2015 7:36:24 AM
Businesses need to understand how they can mitigate against this risk in affected countries as well as build terrorism insurance ... “In a hyper-connected world faraway problems can affect local threats and political violence can spread rapidly with ...
Why India is captured by carbon
theguardian.com - 5/27/2015 11:01:00 PM
The surface area ... in the country,” said Bushan. “Now we must make sure the money is spent on the right things.” Meanwhile, the government has just introduced new pollution standards for coal plant technology – as strict as any in the world.
Organizers: U20 World Cup unaffected by FIFA investigation
San Antonio Express-News - 5/28/2015 12:44:13 PM
But in the development area of the game, FIFA is amazing." Former New Zealand Football chairman Frank van Hattum, who also served on FIFA ethics committees with responsibility for transparency and compliance, said the ... the Under-20 World Cup Marion ...
Greenheart around the world volunteering
Examiner - 5/28/2015 10:28:12 AM
and world peace. Families are learning and teaching cultural experience by sharing their home and volunteering with activity of hosting with Greenheart. By caring enough to host a family or an exchange student to come visit our country, many are providing ...
Miner from Linton area, a Sunrise Coal employee, named one of best "Smoke Eaters" in the country
Greene County Daily World - 5/28/2015 12:29:54 PM
Well, Sunrise Coal has one of the best "Smoke Eaters" in the country. A "Smoke Eater" is the name of a mine rescue competition - the Smoke Eater Bench Contest. Sunrise Coal employee Steve Earle, from the Linton area, recently won this competition among his ...
U20 World Cup unaffected by FIFA investigation: Organizers
Economic Times - 5/28/2015 6:46:18 AM
But in the development area of the game, FIFA is amazing." Former New Zealand Football chairman Frank van Hattum, who also served on FIFA ethics committees with responsibility for transparency and compliance, said the country's successful bid for the under ...
Study: New York City Airports Have Worst Tarmac Delays In The Country
CBS New York - 5/28/2015 11:11:09 AM
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G7 Ministers Meet on Global Growth Overshadowed by Greek Crisis
NDTV - 5/28/2015 3:57:29 PM
The ECB warned for its part that the Greek crisis could pose a risk to financial stability in the euro area in the future. Symposium of Leading Economists For the first time at a G7 finance meeting, a number of the ... surpluses of countries like Germany.
Report: NYC area airports worst for tarmac delays
My Foxny - 5/28/2015 10:13:53 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - A new study says New York City area's three major airports rank the worst in the country for the percentage of flights ... The FIFA Women's World Cup is arguably the biggest female sporting event in history, from the marketing to the ...
Casket and body washed onto Texas road was dug up by extreme and deadly flooding
Leader Post - 5/28/2015 10:56:50 AM
Officials say the coffin was washed up from its not-so-final resting place in recent flooding in the Houston area. Police helped the medical ... Wimberly is in the heart of Texas wine country near Austin and it’s full of tourists on long weekends such ...
Chattanooga area abounds in National Trails Day activities
Times Free Press - 5/28/2015 4:01:39 AM
The national organization's website cites the nation's 200,000 miles of trails as a means of "access to the natural world for recreation ... trail organizations," the website relates. In this area, several groups are planning hikes or work sessions ...
Iraq Finds 470 Bodies in Mass Graves in Tikrit Left by ISIS
News Max - 5/28/2015 7:22:05 AM
Officials had said in mid-April that up to 10 different suspected burial sites were identified in the Tikrit area as a result of its recapture by government forces in late March and the first days of April. Combined with a call by the country's top Shiite ...