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About this book
For one hundred and forty two years The Statesman's Yearbook has been relied upon to provide accurate and comprehensive information on the current, political, economic and social status of every country in the world. The 2006 edition is fully updated and contains more information than ever before. A foldout colour section provides a political world map and flags for the one hundred and ninety two countries of the world. In an endlessly changing world the annual publication of The Statesman's Yearbook gives you all of the information you need in one easily digestible single volume. It will save hours of research and cross-referencing between different sources, and it is an essential annual purchase.
Time Zones Map - Flags of the World/Map of the World (colour pullout section) - Key World Facts - Chronology of World Events from April 2004 to March 2005 - Addenda - Lead Article: How Well Do We Know Ourselves? - PART 1: INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS - PART 2: COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD A-Z, including the following sections: - Key Historical Events - Territory and Population - Social Statistics - Climate - Constitution and Government - Recent Elections - Current Administration - Defence - International Relations - Economy - Energy and Natural Resources - Environment - Industry - International Trade - Communications - Social Institutions - Culture - Diplomatic Representatives - Further Reading - Abbreviations - Place and International Organizations Index