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
490 - Map of the World's Countries Rearranged by Population
Big Think - 11/20/2010 11:59:42 PM
What if the world were rearranged so that the inhabitants of the country with the largest population would move to the country with the largest area? And the second-largest population would migrate to the second-largest country, and so on? The result would ...
2013 FIS Cross Country World Cup: Asiago, Italy: Ladies And Men’s Sprint C
Universal Sports - 12/18/2013 10:39:23 PM
The 2013–14 FIS Cross-Country World Cup will be a multi-race tournament over the season ... considered a spectator magnet for international ski fans and a thought leader in the area of safety on the course. The Saslong is valued as one of the Ski World ...
What Pittsburgh Can Teach The Rest Of The Country About Living Well
The Huffington Post - 12/18/2013 7:44:36 AM
Our Living Well, On Location series explores cities and countries from around the world. How do other people pursue health and happiness? We're going coast to coast, country to country to find out. As a city whose signature sandwich comes with ...
PetroChina Company Limited (ADR) (PTR), Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM): The 5 Poorest Countries in the World
nextiphonenews.com - 12/17/2013 10:47:44 PM
Markets across the world may have risen to record highs in 2013′s run-up, but the great gains made by investors, companies, and leading economies haven’t extended around the entire globe. Many parts of the world still struggle with rampant poverty and ...
World’s first five country protected area to conserve “Europe’s Amazon”
wwf.panda.org - 3/24/2011 11:55:49 PM
Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia and Slovenia today signed a historic declaration to establish a trans-boundary UNESCO Biosphere Reserve to protect their shared nature and wildlife along the Mura, Drava and Danube rivers, “Europe’s Amazon”.
World's overlooked countries to buy second citizenship, residency
CNN - 6/28/2013 7:42:11 AM
... is a member of the Schengen Area with its 26 countries spanning most of western Europe sharing common borders without immigration control -- not to mention more than 160 countries in total around the world -- on par with Australia and Canada.
Journal-World All-Area boys cross country team
LJWORLD - 11/28/2012 6:31:29 AM
The Wildcats senior raced to top-10 finishes at the Rim Rock Farm Classic and KC Metro Championship before taking first place in the Frontier League, winning a Class 4A regional title and finishing his outstanding prep cross country career as 4A’s state ...
2013 Journal-World All-Area Girls Cross Country Team
LJWORLD - 12/11/2013 6:19:51 AM
Just a freshman, Venters burst onto the cross country scene with an amazing fall, capped by a first-place finish at the Class 6A state championship, which helped the Firebirds make program history with their first team title. Amber Akin, Mill Valley ...
Largest Country of the World by Area
Meri News - 12/21/2013 7:55:22 AM
Russia is the largest country in the world by total area covering more than one eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area. Russia's total area is 17,075,400 square kilometres. Country has the world's largest forest reserves. With more than 143 million ...
Washington: A world apart
Washington Post - 11/8/2013 11:55:28 PM
A Washington Post analysis of the latest census data shows that more than a third of Zip codes in the D.C. metro area rank in the top 5 percent ... not just its politicians and bureaucrats. Anna Mangum lives with her two children behind Kimmel ...
Why For aren't there more countries in Epcot's World Showcase area?
Jim Hill Media - 12/15/2013 11:54:32 PM
Kathy T. writes in to say: In honor of the upcoming 25th anniversary of Epcot, I was wondering if you could share some stories about how that theme park actually came into being. Well, one part of the Epcot Center story that has (in my opinion, anyway ...
Congo Basin Countries Could Double Their Cultivated Area While Limiting pressure on Forests
The World Bank Group - 5/13/2013 11:53:00 PM
For example, Congo Basin countries could almost double their cultivated area without converting any forested areas ... with deforestation,” said Jamal Saghir, the Director of the World Bank Sustainable Development Department for the Africa Region.
New visa to free up travel in world's largest conservation zone
CNN - 12/5/2013 2:33:44 PM
Chobe National Park, Botswana (CNN)-- There are few places in the world that conjure the same kind of imagery as the Chobe National Park in Botswana. Drifting through the savannas, torrents of water wind-off into a sunlit horizon; cheetahs stalk ...
World's biggest coffee morning comes to Falmouth area
Bridgwater News - 10/3/2013 3:19:49 PM
Cakes, buns, pies and hot drinks were the order of the day as schools, cafes, pubs and village halls hosted events in support of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Falmouth Primary School was one of the first ...
10 things South Korea does better than anywhere else
CNN - 11/26/2013 11:55:35 PM
(CNN)-- For such a small country -- it ranks 109th in the world for total area, right behind Iceland -- South Korea sure is in the news a lot. Occasionally that news is grim -- something to do with a troublesome cousin across the border.