Globally renowned for its accuracy, reliability and consistency, this 48th edition of "The Europa World Year Book" provides detailed country surveys containing the latest analytical, statistical and directory data available for over 250 countries and territories. Volume I contains a comprehensive listing of some 1,700 International Organizations such as the United Nations, the European Union, the International Organization for Migration and the World Trade Organization, 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: a unique introductory survey covering recent history; economic affairs; government; defence; education; public holidays; an extensive statistical survey using the latest available figures on area and population; health and welfare; agriculture; forestry; fishing; industry; finance; trade; transport; tourism; the media; and, education. This book is a comprehensive 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.