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  • n  a large continuous extent of land

  • At the time, India was not yet part of the Asian landmass.
  • Livestock takes up a lot of space nearly one-third of the earth's entire landmass.
  • Xinjiang, which makes up one-sixth of China's landmass but is home to less than 2% of its population, is an area of vast oil, mineral and agricultural wealth.
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  • Why Three Syrians Fled to Lebanon
    Boys stand outside a camp settlement of 35 Syrian families in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. Photos by Saskia de Melker. BEIRUT -- The odds that you'll see a Syrian refugee in Lebanon are high. Nearly 500,000 Syrian refugees reside in this country with a landmass the size of Connecticut and a population of just over 4 million. Scattered throughout the country, people are settling wherever they can ...
    June 7, 2013 - The Online NewsHour

  • President Bush in Dallas Morning News (registration)
    Relatively speaking, Texas will now have about as much impact as Hawaii. And given comparative landmass and population, it hardly seems just,said Bush political adviser Mark McKinnon, who is supporting Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona...
  • Mo Ibrahim in The Guardian
    It's not a problem,said Mo Ibrahim, a Sudanese-born British entrepreneur. "Africa is underpopulated. We have 20% of the world's landmass and 13% of its population. We have a bulge of young people and that brings to the marketplace a huge...
  • David Pogue in Metro Santa Cruz
    A big part of the problem is that this country is such a huge landmass,Pogue says. "No one cell phone carrier can cover it all, unlike in Europe and Japan. Therefore, people have to buy from the company or two with coverage where they...

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