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Title:
Facts about the world's nations
Author:
O'Mara, Michael.
Publication Information:
New York : H.W. Wilson, 1999.
Physical Description:
xi, 1065 pages : maps ; 27 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780824209551
Format :
Book

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A data-filled sourcebook on the world's nations and their territories around the globe. Each nation's or territory's chapter delves into its history, from its first inhabitants through centuries of power struggles to modern governmental transitions and current events. The historical sections provide a snapshot of even the smallest countries and include chapters on the Vatican and such supranational entities as the Commonwealth of Independent States and the European Union. Entries are arranged alphabetically and include information on geography, history, constitution and government, international relations, economy, communications, education and welfare, and web sites.


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At first glance, this work reminds one of the CIA's The World Fact Book 1999 , but Facts provides information not available in the CIA book. It offers a detailed history of each nation, sometimes going into great detail, and also includes information on geography, constitution and government, international relations, economy, communications, and Web sites both official and unofficial. It is lacking in two major areas: the maps lack any detail and are useful only in locating the country in relation to surrounding countries (there is no world map); and there is no subject or keyword index, which would be very useful in locating historical information. Despite these problems, this book is recommended for all readers and all libraries. W. E. Drew Jr.; SUNY Agricultural and Technical College at Morrisville


Table of Contents

International organisationsp. viii
The Countries
Afghanistanp. 1
Albaniap. 6
Algeriap. 11
American Samoap. 17
Andorrap. 19
Angolap. 21
Anguillap. 27
Antigua and Barbudap. 28
Argentinap. 32
Armeniap. 39
Arubap. 44
Australiap. 46
Austriap. 58
Azerbaijanp. 63
Bahamasp. 67
Bahrainp. 70
Bangladeshp. 74
Barbadosp. 79
Belarusp. 82
Belgiump. 86
Belizep. 92
Beninp. 95
Bermudap. 98
Bhutanp. 100
Boliviap. 103
Bosnia-Herzegovinap. 108
Botswanap. 117
Brazilp. 121
British Antarctic Territoryp. 129
British Indian Ocean Territoryp. 129
British Virgin Islandsp. 130
Bruneip. 132
Bulgariap. 135
Burkina Fasop. 141
Burmap. 145
Burundip. 150
Cambodiap. 154
Cameroonp. 160
Canadap. 165
Cape Verdep. 172
Cayman Islandsp. 175
Central African Republicp. 177
Chadp. 181
Chilep. 186
China (including Tibet)p. 192
Christmas Islandp. 204
Cocos (Keeling) Islandsp. 206
Colombiap. 207
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)p. 214
Comorosp. 217
Congop. 220
Congo, Democratic Republic ofp. 225
Cook Islandsp. 231
Costa Ricap. 233
Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)p. 237
Croatiap. 242
Cubap. 248
Cyprusp. 255
Czech Republicp. 260
Denmarkp. 264
Djiboutip. 269
Dominicap. 272
Dominican Republicp. 274
Ecuadorp. 278
Egyptp. 284
El Salvadorp. 290
Equatorial Guineap. 295
Eritreap. 298
Estoniap. 302
Ethiopiap. 306
European Unionp. 312
Falkland Islandsp. 315
Faroe (Faeroe) Islandsp. 317
Fijip. 318
Finlandp. 323
Francep. 328
French Guianap. 340
French Polynesiap. 341
French Southern and Antarctic Territoriesp. 343
Gabonp. 344
Gambiap. 348
Georgiap. 351
Germanyp. 356
Ghanap. 372
Gibraltarp. 376
Greecep. 378
Greenlandp. 384
Grenadap. 386
Guadeloupep. 389
Guamp. 390
Guatemalap. 392
Guineap. 397
Guinea-Bissaup. 400
Guyanap. 404
Haitip. 408
Hondurasp. 412
Hong Kongp. 417
Hungaryp. 421
Icelandp. 426
Indiap. 430
Indonesia (including East Timor)p. 438
Iranp. 447
Iraqp. 453
Irelandp. 462
Israelp. 469
Italyp. 481
Jamaicap. 489
Japanp. 494
Jordanp. 502
Kazakhstanp. 507
Kenyap. 511
Kiribatip. 516
Korea, North (DPRK)p. 519
Korea, South (ROK)p. 522
Kuwaitp. 527
Kyrgyzstanp. 532
Laosp. 536
Latviap. 540
Lebanonp. 545
Lesothop. 551
Liberiap. 554
Libyap. 559
Liechtensteinp. 564
Lithuaniap. 567
Luxembourgp. 572
Macaup. 575
Macedoniap. 577
Madagascarp. 583
Malawip. 587
Malaysiap. 591
Maldivesp. 599
Malip. 601
Maltap. 605
Marshall Islandsp. 608
Martiniquep. 610
Mauritaniap. 612
Mauritiusp. 616
Mayottep. 619
Mexicop. 620
Micronesia, Federated States ofp. 628
Moldovap. 629
Monacop. 634
Mongoliap. 636
Montserratp. 641
Moroccop. 643
Mozambiquep. 649
Namibiap. 653
Naurup. 657
Nepalp. 659
Netherlandsp. 663
Netherlands Antillesp. 669
New Caledoniap. 671
New Zealandp. 673
Nicaraguap. 680
Nigerp. 685
Nigeriap. 689
Niuep. 696
Norfolk Islandp. 698
Northern Marianasp. 699
Norwayp. 701
Omanp. 706
Pakistanp. 709
Palaup. 715
Panamap. 718
Papua New Guineap. 722
Paraguayp. 728
Perup. 733
Philippinesp. 740
Polandp. 746
Portugalp. 753
Puerto Ricop. 758
Qatarp. 760
Reunionp. 763
Romaniap. 765
Russian Federationp. 771
Rwandap. 791
Saint Christopher and Nevisp. 795
Saint Helena and Dependenciesp. 798
Saint Luciap. 800
Saint Pierre and Miquelonp. 802
Saint Vincent and the Grenadinesp. 803
Samoap. 806
San Marinop. 809
Sao Tome and Principep. 811
Saudi Arabiap. 813
Senegalp. 819
Seychellesp. 823
Sierra Leonep. 826
Singaporep. 830
Slovakiap. 834
Sloveniap. 838
Solomon Islandsp. 842
Somaliap. 845
South Africap. 850
Spainp. 864
Sri Lankap. 872
Sudanp. 877
Surinamep. 882
Swazilandp. 886
Swedenp. 889
Switzerlandp. 895
Syriap. 900
Taiwanp. 905
Tajikistanp. 909
Tanzaniap. 913
Thailandp. 918
Togop. 924
Tokelaup. 927
Tongap. 929
Trinidad and Tobagop. 931
Tunisiap. 935
Turkeyp. 939
Turkmenistanp. 947
Turks and Caicos Islandsp. 951
Tuvalup. 952
Ugandap. 955
Ukrainep. 960
United Arab Emirates (UAE)p. 965
United Kingdomp. 969
United States of Americap. 988
Uruguayp. 1006
US Virgin Islandsp. 1010
Uzbekistanp. 1012
Vanuatup. 1016
Vaticanp. 1019
Venezuelap. 1021
Vietnamp. 1027
Wallis and Futuna Islandsp. 1033
Western Saharap. 1034
Yemenp. 1037
Yugoslaviap. 1042
Zambiap. 1055
Zimbabwep. 1060

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