The Europa World Year Book is renowned as one of the world's leading reference works.
Covering over 250 countries and territories, the 2003 edition provides detailed country surveys that contain the latest analytical, statistical and directory data, and remains an indispensable source of information on world-wide 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.
'A must for the international company.' - Business International
'No work in the English language deals so comprehensively with educational and commercial as well as political, religious, publishing and press activities in all parts of the world.' - Daily Telegraph
'For scholars and journalists alike it will be an invaluable reference book.' - The Economist
'Fundamental to all reference collections.' - Reference Book Review
'The two volumes are virtually a reference library in themselves, unrivalled for their range and accuracy.' - Reference Reviews
'Has justifiably gained the reputation as the "definitive" and "comprehensive" source for data on every nation in the world.' - Current History
'L'annuaire répond à la plupart des questions pratiques que peuvent se poser ceux qui s'occupent des problèmes économiques et politiques ou de commerce' - Le Monde diplomatique
'A source of reliable political, historical, economic, statistical and bibliographic information which no serious reference library may be without' - International Affairs
'An exceptional reference book' - The Bookseller