Definition: This entry gives the total length of navigable rivers, canals, and other inland bodies of water.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Waterways map
What Japan's recession means for country, world
GoDanRiver - 11/17/2014 1:22:49 AM
At Virginia’s home opener on Sunday night, there were no ring or banner ceremonies commemorating last season’s ACC championship. That’s not exactly coach Tony Bennett’s style. UVa Basketball Home Opener vs Norfolk State UVa basketball wins home ...
Forgotten Walt Disney World: River Country
pjmedia.com - 6/26/2013 11:58:05 PM
The Weather Channel has run a fascinating feature on weather.com: a photo gallery of “Creepy Abandoned Theme Parks.” The post lives up to its name — the photos show an eerie emptiness to the parks, which run the gamut from a park decimated by ...
Colombia first country in the world to banish ‘river blindness’
Digital Journal - 7/30/2013 6:17:07 PM
The World Health Organization has confirmed Colombia as the first country in the world having eliminated Onchocerciasis (river blindness), a neglected tropical disease which infects approximately 37 million people in 35 countries worldwide. The World ...
Astana: The world's weirdest capital city
CNN - 7/13/2012 2:22:57 PM
Little surrounds the city for 1,200 kilometers, save a handful of provincial towns dotted across the ... of the country to the newly-named Astana (previously it was called Akmola), which was then an empty patch of land by the Ishim River best known as ...
Washington: A world apart
Washington Post - 11/8/2013 11:55:28 PM
An astonishing 98 percent of River Hill High School’s graduates ... Frey said Washington is an example of how the country is compartmentalizing itself into clusters of people with different backgrounds and world views. “It’s a magnet for people ...
Colombia is first country in the world to eliminate river blindness
Pan American Health Organization - 7/30/2013 7:18:33 AM
Bogotá / Washington DC, 29 July 2013 (PAHO/WHO) — Colombia has been verified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having eliminated onchocerciasis (known as “river blindness”), thus becoming the first country in the world to achieve this goal.
Colombia is world's first country to wipe out river blindness - WHO
Thomson Reuters Foundation - 7/31/2013 7:17:22 AM
BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Colombia has become the first country in the world to eradicate river blindness through the distribution of an anti-parasitic drug in affected parts of the South American nation and a sustained health education ...
Mekong River cruise review: The real Vietnam and Cambodia
townandcountrymagazine.com.au - 11/23/2014 12:11:16 AM
Even as we pass through Ho Chi Minh City's Chinatown, I can sense I am about to enter an alternative world. Motorbikes still swirl and ... Every year, the mighty Mekong River floods two-thirds of the delta, dumping rich sediment that provides three crops ...
Colombia is First Country in the World to Eliminate Parasitic Disease River Blindness
INFECTION CONTROL TODAY - 8/1/2013 1:28:25 PM
Colombia has been verified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having eliminated the parasitic disease onchocerciasis (known as “river blindness”), thus becoming the first country in the world to achieve this goal. In an official notification ...
Iraqi militants from Islamic State group seize country's largest dam
New York Daily News - 8/7/2014 9:46:09 PM
BAGHDAD — Sunni militants from the Islamic State group on Thursday seized Iraq’s largest dam, placing them in control of enormous power and water resources and access to the river that runs ... the dam and devastate the country all the way down to ...
Bourke tops list: more dangerous than any country in the world
Sydney Morning Herald - 2/1/2013 11:51:05 PM
When compared with United Nations data, the crime rate of the Darling River town makes it more dangerous per capita than any country in the world. The bureau's director, Don Weatherburn, said the crime problem in Bourke, as well as in other regional areas ...
Brad Paisley Announces 2014 Country Nation World Tour
Taste of Country - 5/15/2014 12:55:51 PM
Brad Paisley‘s revving up to hit the road for his 2014 Country Nation World Tour, bringing his hits to cities in ... which includes his current single ‘River Bank.’
2 Indian cities among the world's fastest growing urban areas
Rediff India Abroad - 6/25/2014 3:53:18 AM
Let's take a look at the fastest growing megacities in the world. The booming political, financial and commercial capital of Nigeria is a port city that in recent years has become a major oil exporter. It is a magnet for the country’s growing population ...
How to Think Like the Dutch in a Post-Sandy World
New York Times - 4/12/2014 11:57:45 PM
Ovink was the director of the office of Spatial Planning and Water Management, meaning, essentially, that it was his job to keep the famously waterlogged country ... look like, I stood, one sparkling day last June, at the edge of the Waal River, a ...