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
An incredible image shows powerful countries buying up much of the world’s land
Washington Post - 5/21/2015 7:44:42 AM
China, home to 20 percent of the world’s population but only 8 percent of ... through the mix of goods and services they buy and sell abroad. So a country that has relatively little fresh water can "import" it by buying water-intensive crops and products ...
Gaza Strip Economy on ‘Verge of Collapse,’ World Bank Says
New York Times - 5/22/2015 7:46:30 PM
“These numbers, however, fail to portray the degree of suffering of Gaza’s citizens,” the report said, citing frequent power failures, limited access to clean water ... world,” the report quoted Steen Lau Jorgensen, the World Bank country ...
UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano: XCO racing starts in Czech Republic
Boxscore World Sportswire - 5/22/2015 2:53:01 PM
The Nove Mesto event, awarded the title of best cross-country World Cup multiple times ... However, the mostly wooded course sheds water well, so riders shouldn't get too bogged down in mud. The women's race will see defending World Cup winner Jolanda ...
Gaza economy 'on verge of collapse', with world's highest unemployment
theguardian.com - 5/22/2015 9:16:35 AM
The current market in Gaza is not able to offer jobs leaving a large population in despair particularly the youth,” said Steen Lau Jorgensen, World Bank country director for ... due to poor electricity and water/sewerage availability, war-related ...
Gaza unemployment world's highest as 60% of youth find themselves jobless
The Jerusalem Post - 5/22/2015 4:58:53 AM
The current market in Gaza is not able to offer jobs leaving a large population in despair, particularly the youth,” said Steen Lau Jorgensen, World Bank country director for ... services such as electricity, water, and sewerage. The lack of electricity ...
Montrealer sets world record for furthest flight by a hoverboard
Lethbridge Herald - 5/22/2015 10:16:50 PM
MONTREAL – Travelling the country’s lakes and rivers in a canoe is an iconic Canadian pastime but Alexandru Duru just might change all that with his new Guinness World Record-breaking ... “You can fly it anywhere, over water, in the wild,” he ...
White River Valley holds commencement for Class of 2015
Greene County Daily World - 5/23/2015 3:17:29 AM
Friday night, 55 White River Valley students became high school graduates ... including volleyball, basketball, cross country, softball, track, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Teens in Love with Christ, Leadership, Spanish Club, Drama Club, Pep Band ...
Suriname: a small country with big problems
The Malaysian Insider - 5/23/2015 8:46:45 AM
Gold deposits have attracted thousands of legal and illegal miners, and the country's waterways have been polluted by mercury used in the process. In December 2014, the World Bank launched an economic partnership program designed to make growth less ...
York Country Day School students participate in 17th annual 'Show What You Know' Expo
York Daily Record - 5/22/2015 1:52:46 AM
While Thursday's event was the 17th time the school has put on the expo, it's an example of how York Country Day School focuses on real world experiences to teach ... as she demonstrated water races. As a seasoned visitor to the expo, Flaharty chuckles ...
Go inside the Tower of David, the world’s tallest slum
Fusion - 5/20/2015 11:59:25 PM
The failed construction of a financial skyscraper in Caracas, Venezuela, became a center for squatters for seven years–and a symbol of the country’s failed capitalism. Though labeled the “world’s tallest slum” by some, the families who lived in ...
Indian Muslim leaders demand world community to intervene to save the Rohingyas’ and Egypt
Two Circles - 5/22/2015 6:10:28 AM
New Delhi: Indian Muslim leaders under the aegis of the All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat (AIMMM), the umbrella body of Indian Muslim organisations, have asked the world community and ... in the area with no food or water. The press conference was ...
Masters Water Ski tournament at Callaway Friday-Sunday
Ledger-Enquirer - 5/20/2015 11:59:25 PM
Besides athletes from this country, competitors from places such as Canada ... That makes it the longest running water skiing competition in the world. The governing bodies of water skiing sanction the tournament and their officials will be on the site.
The Ottawa River is about to be hacked and that’s a good thing
IT Business - 5/22/2015 4:33:14 PM
“They want to try and protect the lakes and rivers of their own country,” says Dominique Monchamp ... “We want to build a bridge between the water world and the IT experts.” Something to keep in mind when you’re on the way to the beach this ...
Kenya says attack by Somali militants thwarted in Garissa
Star-Herald - 5/22/2015 7:29:12 AM
The ministry later posted a Twitter update saying the security forces had ambushed an al-Shabab "mob" that had been harassing Yumbis residents for food and water. No more details ... out lethal attacks across the country and over the border in Kenya ...
The death and life of the world's biggest ram
The Vancouver Sun - 5/22/2015 12:51:20 PM
“You’re on top of the mountains in the most beautiful country in the world. It’s a great place to work,” he ... In the two decades since, she’s spent countless hours in Sheep River Provincial Park with binoculars, cameras and notepads, observing ...