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, 2014See also: Area map
UK to actively help industry as country leaves EU
Chron - 1/23/2017 7:33:33 AM
one of the areas she hopes will benefit from the plans. According to a statement released before the meeting, May says the government must provide an environment that will create well-paying jobs throughout Britain if the country is to thrive after Brexit.
Fact check: Trump presents portrait of country that doesn't meet reality
Chicago Tribune - 1/20/2017 10:10:25 PM
The Washington metro area has the highest median income in the nation - $93,294 ... "You came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement, the likes of which the world has never seen before." No matter how you measure it, the "movement ...
World Jittery About Trump's 'America First' Inaugural Speech
ABC News - 1/21/2017 12:55:03 AM
In a warning to the world, he said, "From this day forward ... elegant step and I am sure that our cooperation in other areas will continue as well." SPEECH RESONATES IN MEXICO Perhaps no country was watching the speech more closely than Mexico.
This map shows the strength of all the world's trading relationships
The Business Insider - 1/24/2017 5:59:18 AM
On Monday, President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal to lower tariffs for 12 countries around the Pacific ... Britain's membership of the free-trade area in return for full control over ...
Canadian cross-country skiiers earn ‘something we have always wanted’: First men’s relay medal since 1920s
National Post - 1/22/2017 2:29:54 PM
Cross-country skier Devon Kershaw considered calling in sick for Sunday’s World Cup relay and staying back in his adopted ... Yves Bilodeau and coach Ivan Babikov broke down in the finish area. “We have wanted this for so long,” Valjas said.
UK’s South Downs Hosts World’s First Luxury Drive Through
superyachts.com - 1/24/2017 10:59:57 AM
Billed as the world’s first luxury drive-through ... Continuing upwards, towards Firle Beacon, guests then made their way to a bespoke ‘pop-up’ dining area where they enjoyed their exquisite three-course meal. Large enough to seat 60 diners, the ...
The Best Countries for Development Policy
US News and World Report - 1/20/2017 9:38:47 AM
The ranking, called the Commitment to Development Index, measures countries on seven policy areas: aid, trade ... policies on allowing technologies to be used in the developing world," Barder says. "If you don't let that technology spread, then you ...
Largest Countries in the World by Area
mapsofworld.com - 12/29/2016 11:55:15 PM
The world's ten biggest countries by size are ranked based on information from the CIA World Factbook. The numbers shown are based on the total land area of each country, including both land and water areas within the international boundaries. Russia is ...
Here are the 10 least affordable world cities in 2017 – report
RT - 1/23/2017 4:23:15 PM
Hong Kong has retained its title as the least affordable city in the world, according to a new survey ranking ... covers 406 housing markets in the nine countries over the third quarter of 2016. Profiting from poverty: Amazon wants to cash in on food ...
Anti Trump protests unfold around parts of country and world
Washington Post - 1/20/2017 4:26:49 PM
2017 American flag burned in Philippines as protests against the new US President sweep world https://t.co/ivOObq5Jsz pic.twitter.com/0hxFUSdRo8 — The Independent (@Independent) January 20, 2017 There were reports of other protests around the world ...
Foreign policy disaster: Trump team threatens world security by escalating against Iran
Salon - 1/21/2017 8:21:51 PM
Deputy of Air Defense Alireza Elhami said that the drone left the restricted area after the firing ... but the obsession is primarily over the theory of rule — that a Muslim country need not have a King is anathema to the Saudi monarchy.
Despite Syria Cease-Fire, U.N. Says, Aid Isn’t Reaching Besieged Areas
nytimes.com - 1/20/2017 12:56:14 AM
GENEVA — Deliveries of lifesaving aid to Syrian civilians trapped in besieged areas are at their lowest level in almost a year, despite a cease-fire that has curbed fighting across much of the country, the United Nations said on Thursday. In Idlib ...
TPP unravels: Where the 11 other countries go from here
wcti12.com - 1/24/2017 9:05:25 AM
"We are interested in continuing the advancement of integration with countries in the Asia Pacific region, many of who were part of the TPP ... We are going to persist in the way of the integration and opening to the world." -- Heraldo Munoz, Chile's ...
Countries With The Most Protected Lands (Percentage Of Area As Reserves)
worldatlas.com - 4/18/2016 11:57:01 PM
Excluding marine and inter-tidal areas conserved as such, these countries have the highest percentages of their respective terrestrial spaces protected as reserves. Satellite image of the New Caledonia Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.