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
Almost half the world will be online by end of 2016; poorer countries will lag, report shows
Reuters - 11/22/2016 5:55:16 AM
In the world's developed countries about 80 percent of the population use the ... The offline population is female, elderly, less educated, poorer and lives in rural areas, said the union, a specialized agency for information and communication technologies.
In One Of Latin America’s Poorest Countries, Boosting The Economy Is Women’s Work
FiveThirtyEight - 12/7/2016 8:17:57 PM
Now Nicaragua is working to change machismo culture — and it may be setting an example for other Latin American countries ... areas where the program was run, the number of rural women who received land titles increased by 50 percent, according to a ...
South China Sea: Vietnam prepares for dangerous days ahead as the country's fisheries clash with Chinese authorities
ABC Online - 12/9/2016 6:32:23 AM
Sparkling on the horizon as our boat navigates the swell is one of the world's most contentious flashpoints ... The fishermen also have a defiant attitude-fuelled by their country's own historic claims on the area. The latest attack was only two weeks ...
World Bank cancels $100 million loan to Pakistan
Hindustan Times - 12/8/2016 10:01:09 AM
The World Bank has cancelled a $100 million loan to the country. (AP) The World Bank has cancelled a ... which was to be carried out by Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) in its distribution areas in Karachi, interior Sindh and Balochistan, was aimed at ...
Reasons Why The US Will Dominate The World Economy For The Foreseeable Future
Forbes - 12/5/2016 9:07:27 AM
In my view, the two areas where it makes the most sense for the United ... they have to dish out a lot more payment for the retirees. There is only one country in the world that is an exception to that: the United States, because we are the only place ...
One of World’s Most Wanted Hashish Smugglers Arrested in Morocco
New York Times - 12/1/2016 4:50:19 PM
PALERMO, Italy — One of the world’s most wanted ... where it includes an area contested by several armed groups, including the Islamic State. The Italian operation, which has expanded to include other European countries and the United States Drug ...
Morning Call All-Area girls XC runner of year: Stroudsburg's Allana Powlette
The Morning Call - 12/5/2016 11:55:04 PM
the Nordic island country of Iceland and all around the shores at the New York Finger Lakes, among other scenic territories. Though she sight-sees by foot because it's something she enjoys, it's also helped her develop into one of the area's elite distance ...
Global Flat Panel Displays (FPDs) Industry
Yahoo Finance - 12/8/2016 11:37:12 PM
GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE.....II-57 Table 20: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Flat Panel Displays by Geographic Region/Country - North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with ...
Move over Vail and Deer Valley, Sunlight Mountain debuts priciest lift ticket in the country
Denver Post - 12/7/2016 7:06:22 PM
That’s up from $160 last season and, once again, will rank as the priciest ticket in the country. Not to be outdone, Sunlight Mountain in Glenwood Springs — always one of the most affordable ski areas in Colorado ... delivers the world’s largest ...
18 Diseases The World Has Turned Its Back On
The Huffington Post - 12/6/2016 7:40:22 AM
Only 13 countries are known to still have cases of yaws ... Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter visits the Sudanese village of Lojura -- one of the world's worst areas for Guinea worm -- on Feb. 11, 2010. The Carter Centre has been working in Sudan ...
India unveils the world's largest solar power plant
Al JAZEERA - 11/30/2016 4:19:53 AM
The facility in Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu, has a capacity of 648 MW and covers an area of 10 sq/km ... joining only a handful of countries that can make this claim. As solar power increases, India is expected to become the world's third-biggest solar market ...
Many Baltimore-area restaurants offer secret, off-menu items -- if you know to ask
The Baltimore Sun - 12/8/2016 5:17:49 PM
A little dining detective work can uncover a world of off-menu options at Baltimore-area restaurants. The baristas and cashiers ... It's not much of a secret that some of the country's largest restaurant chains offer items not listed on their menus ...
In Land of World’s Cheapest LNG, Exxon and Total Seen Teaming Up
bloomberg.com - 12/7/2016 6:27:35 AM
“If there are areas where we can ... planning Papua LNG, the country’s next major gas venture, due to its impending takeover of InterOil Corp. LNG in PNG, including development, operational and shipping costs is the world’s cheapest and less ...
Legal raids in five countries seize botnet servers, sinkhole 800,000+ domains
Ars Technica - 12/1/2016 6:49:01 AM
"The operation involves arrests and searches in five countries," representatives of the FBI and US ... spanned over hundreds of thousands of compromised computers around the world. The Justice Department's Office for the Western Federal District of ...
World’s largest solar power plant launched in India
Trade Arabia - 12/8/2016 10:44:06 AM
The area it covers has allowed it to surpass the Topaz Solar ... Prior to the inauguration of the latest plant, India already made it to the list of a handful of countries across the world that generate more than 10 gigawatts of solar power, according ...