A Guide to Countries of the World

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OUP Oxford, Jun 10, 2010 - Political Science - 421 pages
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This A-Z guide provides a wealth of information for every country in the world. Each entry gives a brief history and outlines contemporary social, economic, political and religious issues. In addition, for each country there is a clear map and a quick-reference fact box containing data and statistics including languages, population, GDP, capital city, life expectancy, and more. The inclusion of at least one web link for every country is a new feature to this edition and web links are conveniently accessible via the Guide to Countries of the World companion website. Invaluable supplementary material includes detailed indicator tables showing income and poverty, health and population etc, and list of international organizations, such as the EU and the African Union, with essential information about these groupings. Revised and fully up to date with the latest key facts, this accessible guide is ideal for students and teachers of geography, politics, economics, world religions, and world history at all levels, as well as anyone wanting a home reference book to accompany an atlas.
 

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Contents

Afghanistan
1
Albania
3
Algeria
5
Angola
7
Argentina
9
Armenia
11
Australia
13
Austria
15
Libya
186
Lithuania
188
Luxembourg
190
Macedonia
191
Madagascar
193
Malawi
195
Malaysia
197
Maldives
199

Azerbaijan
17
Bahamas
19
Bahrain
20
Bangladesh
21
Barbados
24
Belarus
25
Belgium
27
Belize
29
Benin
30
Bhutan
32
Bolivia
33
Bosnia and Herzegovina
35
Botswana
37
Brazil
39
Brunei
42
Bulgaria
43
Burkina Faso
45
Burma Myanmar
47
Burundi
49
Cambodia
51
Cameroon
53
Canada
55
Cape Verde
57
Central African Republic
58
Chad
60
Channel Islands
62
Chile
63
China
65
Colombia
68
Comoros
70
Congo
71
Congo Dem Rep
73
Costa Rica
75
Côte dIvoire
77
Croatia
79
Cuba
81
Cyprus
83
Czech Republic
84
Denmark
86
Djibouti
88
Dominican Republic
89
Ecuador
91
Egypt
93
El Salvador
95
Equatorial Guinea
97
Eritrea
98
Estonia
100
Ethiopia
102
Fiji
104
Finland
105
France
107
French Guiana
109
French Polynesia
110
Gabon
111
The Gambia
113
Georgia
115
Germany
117
Ghana
119
Greece
121
Guadeloupe
123
Guam
124
Guatemala
125
Guinea
127
GuineaBissau
129
Guyana
131
Haiti
132
Honduras
134
Hungary
136
Iceland
138
India
139
Indonesia
142
Iran
145
Iraq
147
Ireland
149
Israel
151
Italy
153
Jamaica
155
Japan
157
Jordan
160
Kazakhstan
162
Kenya
164
Korea North
166
Korea South
168
Kosovo
170
Kuwait
172
Kyrgyzstan
174
Laos
176
Latvia
178
Lebanon
180
Lesotho
182
Liberia
184
Mali
200
Malta
202
Martinique
203
Mauritania
204
Mauritius
206
Mayotte
208
Mexico
209
Micronesia
211
Moldova
212
Mongolia
214
Montenegro
216
Morocco
217
Mozambique
219
Namibia
221
Nepal
223
Netherlands
225
Netherlands Antilles
227
New Caledonia
228
New Zealand
229
Nicaragua
231
Niger
233
Nigeria
235
Norway
238
Oman
240
Pakistan
242
Palestine
245
Panama
247
Papua New Guinea
249
Paraguay
251
Peru
253
Philippines
255
Poland
257
Portugal
259
Puerto Rico
261
Qatar
263
Réunion
264
Romania
265
Russia
267
Rwanda
270
St Lucia
272
St Vincent and Grenadines
273
Samoa
274
São Tomé and Príncipe
275
Saudi Arabia
276
Senegal
278
Serbia
280
Sierra Leone
282
Singapore
284
Slovakia
286
Slovenia
288
Solomon Islands
290
Somalia
291
South Africa
293
Spain
295
Sri Lanka
297
Sudan
299
Suriname
301
Swaziland
302
Sweden
303
Switzerland
305
Syria
307
Taiwan
309
Tajikistan
311
Tanzania
313
Thailand
315
TimorLeste
317
Togo
318
Tonga
320
Trinidad and Tobago
321
Tunisia
323
Turkey
325
Turkmenistan
327
Uganda
329
Ukraine
331
United Arab Emirates
333
United Kingdom
335
United States
337
Uruguay
340
Uzbekistan
342
Vanuatu
344
Venezuela
345
Vietnam
347
Virgin Islands US
349
Western Sahara
350
Yemen
351
Zambia
353
Zimbabwe
355
Smaller countries
357
International organizations
377
Indicator tables
389
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Peter Stalker is a writer, based in Oxford, who works as a consultant to many UN agencies. He is a former editor of the annual Human Development Report, which is produced by the United Nations Development Programme, and has written several books on international labour migration for the International Labour Organization. His website is at www.pstalker.com.

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