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
New photo shows China’s first airfield in the world’s most contested archipelago
Washington Post - 4/16/2015 1:19:42 PM
Other Southeast Asian countries also maintain a hodgepodge of installations and listening posts on the Spratly archipelago but can't match the speed and capability of the Chinese. The Spratly Islands lie in an area some say could yield rich underwater ...
Iraqi security forces recapture 2 towns from Islamic State near country's largest refinery
FOX News - 4/17/2015 10:05:15 AM
BAGHDAD – A senior Iraqi military official with the Salahuddin Command Center says Iraqi security forces have gained full control over a contested area south of the country's largest oil refinery. General Ayad al-Lahabi tells The Associated Press that ...
Nation & World briefing
The Bulletin - 4/17/2015 7:06:17 AM
Syria chlorine attacks — U.N. Security Council members were moved to tears Thursday as the first eyewitness to the latest suspected chlorine attacks on civilians in Syria emerged from the country to give ... The medical area was so cramped that one ...
World Bank says remittances growth will slow down in 2015
Jamaica Observer - 4/17/2015 8:25:02 AM
WASHINGTON DC, United States (CMC) – The World Bank ... in the Euro Area, the impact of lower oil prices on the Russian economy, the strengthening of the US dollar, and tighter immigration controls in many remittance source countries,” the report ...
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Search Area to Be Expanded
Wall Street Journal - 4/16/2015 1:26:52 PM
Malaysia, Australia and China agreed Thursday to double the size of the search area for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 if ... conference after a meeting of transport ministers of the three countries involved. No trace of the aircraft has been found.
The world's happiest countries
The Frontier Post - 4/17/2015 2:01:28 PM
The happiest of countries -- many of which are in Scandinavia ... The Great Barrier Reef covers 344,400 kilometers in area and includes the largest coral reef ecosystem in the world. Some 600 continental islands, 3,000 coral reefs and about 150 inshore ...
Advocates Call For Action After Teens Scale Queens World’s Fair Astro-Towers Again
CBS New York - 4/16/2015 11:13:50 PM
1010 WINS1010 WINS invented all news radio and is the longest-running all news station in the country. For 50 years, 1010 WINS has been a news and information utility for the New York metropolitan area. Famous [...] WFANAs the world’s first 24-hour all ...
Mexico's First TRYP by Wyndham Hotel Opens
Market Watch - 4/16/2015 2:59:55 PM
0.45% today announced the opening of TRYP by Wyndham Mexico City World Trade Center, the first TRYP by Wyndham hotel in the country. The hotel is strategically located just steps from the World Trade Center, and only six miles from Mexico City ...
World Bank says growth in remittances to Caribbean will slow down in 2015
Caribbean360 - 4/17/2015 3:48:50 PM
WASHINGTON D.C., United States, Friday April 17, 2015, CMC – The World ... the Euro Area, the impact of lower oil prices on the Russian economy, the strengthening of the US dollar, and tighter immigration controls in many remittance source countries ...
The Filipino who made a prized, world-famous basket
Global Nation - 4/16/2015 4:54:27 PM
from Harvard University in the early 1930s, found his true calling — making woven baskets half a world away in quaint ... They met up in the Boston area again and continued their relationship. But while Jose pursued his master’s in education at ...
Islamic State, Iraqi forces clash in country's largest refinery
AsiaOne - 4/17/2015 2:51:34 PM
Islamic State militants clashed with security forces inside Iraq's largest refinery on Thursday and held on to recent gains in the west of the country, as Prime Minister ... where Islamic State overran an area at the eastern edge of the provincial capital ...
World of Outlaws back at Perris Auto Speedway with wounded warriors
Los Angeles Daily News - 4/16/2015 12:29:36 PM
It’ll be the only Southern California appearance of the year for WoO, one of the country’s busiest circuits. It’s the second year the premiere sprint car sanctioning bodies are on the same program. The World of ... Saldana pit area as they were ...
What Are This Country’s 10 ‘Geekiest’ Cities? The Answer May Surprise You
IT Business Edge - 4/17/2015 3:13:03 PM
San Francisco: It should come as no surprise to the world that San Francisco ranks highly on our list ... headquartered in D.C., making it one of our top geekiest cities in the country. 6. Atlanta: Surprisingly, Atlanta has a bigger tech market than ...
Junior League of Collin County brings the world of polo to residents
Allen American - 4/17/2015 11:02:31 AM
“The Junior League of Collin County is proud to partner with Prestonwood Polo Club to be able to bring this event to the Collin County area,” said Angie Adams ... Prestonwood Polo and Country Club is located at 525 Yacht Club Road in Oak Point.
Sierra Leone News: UNMEER SRSG lauds school reopening in Sierra Leone, says country is set to defeat Ebola
Awoko - 4/17/2015 2:58:44 PM
Mr. Ould Cheikh Ahmed, who was on a two-day visit to Sierra Leone with the World ... country,” Ms. Keita stated. Mr. Ould Cheikh Ahmed, Ms. Keita and Mr. Aylward also visited the Ebola Response Centers in Kambia and Port Loko Districts and Western Area ...