By Gwillim Law
In marked distinction to the USA, with its territorial balance, a few nations, equivalent to Bulgaria and Ethiopia, reorganize their local subdivisions usually. This large-format reference paintings simplifies the comparability of many years' worthy of knowledge from such international locations: "With this booklet in hand, possible resolution any administrative subdivision query approximately any kingdom or province on the earth from 1900 via 1998"--Abstracts of Public management, improvement and surroundings. for every state there's a minimum of one desk, and customarily a number of. Histories of subdivision alterations and lists of exchange names for subdivisions in each one nation upload to the work's study price. All correct nationwide and foreign criteria resembling ISO and FIPS codes are indexed, in addition to time zones, populations, parts and capitals for every subdivision. there's a entire index of names.
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It has claims in Antarctica which have been held in abeyance by the Antarctic Treaty. Areas and populations are given here without the claims. Time zone note: As recently as ¡994, Argentina has had several time zones. Mendoza and Jujuy provinces have experimented with using an o›set of -4 for their standard time. There have always been some provinces that used standard time yearround, but until ¡994 some of the provinces did observe daylight saving time from October to March. Other names of country: Argentiina (Finnish); Argentína (Icelandic); Argentine (French); Argentine Republic (formalEnglish); Argentinië (Dutch); Argentinien (German); República Argentina (formal).
In principle, Austria was to include the ethnic German areas of Austria-Hungary, but some of these areas were given to other countries for political reasons. The southern part of Tyrol was given to Italy, and is now the region of Trentino-Alto Adige. ) The provinces of Coastland, Carniola, Dalmatia, and the southern part of Styria (6,032 sq. ) were incorporated in the new Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, which later became Yugoslavia. Carinthia lost 777 sq. , part to Italy and part to Yugoslavia.
Area-km: Square kilometers. Area-mi: Square miles. Territorial extent: Includes a few small islands and cays, among the larger: Dog Island, Prickly Pear Cays, Scrub Island, Seal Islands, Sombrero Island. A N TA RC T I C A ISO = AQ/FIPS = AY Languages = several Time zones = see text below Capital = none Several countries have laid claim to territory in Antarctica. The Antarctic Treaty took e›ect on ¡96¡-06-23, having been ratified by all the claimant nations and a number of others. By its terms, all territorial disputes in Antarctica were suspended.