From the Back Cover
The Europa World Year Book is renowned as one of the world's leading reference works.
Covering over 250 countries and territories, the 2004 edition provides detailed country surveys that contain the latest analytical, statistical and directory data, and remains an indispensable source of information on worldwide affairs.Volume I
contains a comprehensive listing of over 1,650 international organizations such as the United Nations, the European Union and NATO, and provides details of countries arranged alphabetically from Afghanistan to Jordan.Volume II
covers countries from Kazakhstan to Zimbabwe.
Each country is covered by an individual chapter containing:
· An introductory survey covering recent history; economic affairs; government; defence; education; and public holidays
· A statistical survey using the latest available figures on area and population; health and welfare; agriculture; forestry; industry; finance; trade; transport; tourism; the media; and education
· A directory section listing names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail and internet addresses, plus other useful facts about organizations from the fields of government; political organizations; diplomatic representation; judicial system; religions; the press; publishers; broadcasting and communications; banking; insurance; trade and industry; development organizations; chambers of commerce; industrial and trade associations; utilities; trade unions; transport; and tourism.