Administrative Subdivisions of Countries: A Comprehensive World Reference, 1900 through 1998
In marked contrast to the United States, with its territorial stability, some countries, such as Bulgaria and Ethiopia, reorganize their regional subdivisions frequently. This large-format reference work simplifies the comparison of decades' worth of data from such countries: "With this book in hand, one can answer any administrative subdivision question about any state or province in the world from 1900 through 1998"--Abstracts of Public Administration, Development and Environment. For each country there is at least one table, and usually several. Histories of subdivision changes and lists of alternate names for subdivisions in each country add to the work's research value. All relevant national and international standards such as ISO and FIPS codes are listed, as well as time zones, populations, areas and capitals for each subdivision. There is a comprehensive index of names.
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20th century abv ISO FIPS administrative annexed Arabic area-km area-mi capital arrondissements British census Central Change history Cocos Keeling code for international Codes from FIPS Codes from ISO colony Danish departments di›erent divided division abv ISO division abv population division ISO FIPS Dutch East Eastern enclave English Time zone ethnic name Federal Finnish FIPS population area-km FIPS PUB 0-4 formal formal–English formed Further subdivisions German Guinea Icelandic Īles includes the islands international compatibility defined Islas ISO FIPS ISO FIPS population Italian land Language Manawatu-Wanganui merged municipalities Name of capital names of country names of subdivisions Norte North Northern Norwegian o‡cial Oblast obsolete Origin of name population area-km area-mi Population history Portuguese postal codes prefecture protectorate province changed province split reorganized Republic River Russian Saint Santa South Southern Soviet Union Spanish Square kilometers Square miles Status Swedish Territorial extent Two-letter code variant Wade-Giles West Western