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
In the world described by it, the differences in population density between countries would be less extreme than they are today. The world's most densely populated country currently ... either country can be third of fourth on the list.
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”.
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 5:44:03 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 ...
World's overlooked countries to buy second citizenship, residency
CNN - 7/1/2013 3:56:43 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.
China is the world's second-largest country by land area!
defence.pk - 5/2/2013 11:58:53 PM
what happens if you hypothetically exclude tibet, uyghur and inner mongolia? thats 4 million square km right there. if you add the adjoining sichuan, qinghai, gansu then thats roughly 60% of China. why ethnic minority provinces make up such a large chunk ...
Retired Louisiana lawyer tattoos world map on back, colors in countries he visits
New York Daily News - 2/12/2014 5:36:45 PM
Where in the world has Bill Passman been ... And he one day hopes to have the entire area colored in. Passman caught the travel bug after getting his first passport in 2006 at age 51, with his first trip overseas being to Tanzania.
Largest Country of the World by Area
Meri News - 2/27/2014 11:56:50 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 ...
Why For aren't there more countries in Epcot's World Showcase area?
Jim Hill Media - 3/6/2014 11:58:41 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 ...
Washington: A world apart
Washington Post - 11/8/2013 11:55:28 PM
I’m not sure all the people who live [here] recognize ... of Zip codes in the D.C. metro area rank in the top 5 percent nationally for income and education. But what makes the region truly unusual is that so many of the high-end Zip codes ...
10 countries scour sea for lost Malaysian jet, search area widened as mystery deepens
Hindustan Times - 3/10/2014 5:34:33 PM
The area of the search would be widened from Tuesday, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, the head of Malaysia's Civil Aviation Authority, told reporters. A senior police official told Reuters that people armed with explosives and carrying false identity ...
Wanted by 4 countries, ex-banker faces extradition
Inside Bay Area - 1/8/2014 4:49:23 AM
PARIS—He is wanted in his native Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Russia. He was ordered jailed in Britain. An opposition leader from a country that has been ruled by the same man since 1989, a former banker accused of siphoning off billions, Mukhtar Ablyazov has ...
Overweight People In Developing World Outnumber Those In Rich Countries
KQED - 1/4/2014 5:40:03 PM
People are getting fatter around the world. And the problem is growing most rapidly in developing countries, researchers reported Friday. “Over the last 30 years, the number of people who are overweight and obese in the developing world has tripled ...
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.
World Bank Projects Global Slowdown, with Developing Countries Impacted
The World Bank Group - 1/18/2012 1:42:20 PM
Beijing, January 18, 2012 – Developing countries should prepare for further downside risks, as Euro Area debt problems and weakening growth in several big emerging economies are dimming global growth prospects, says the World Bank in the newly-released ...