By Gwillim Law
In marked distinction to the U.S., with its territorial balance, a few nations, resembling Bulgaria and Ethiopia, reorganize their neighborhood subdivisions usually. This large-format reference paintings simplifies the comparability of a long time' worthy of information from such nations: "With this booklet in hand, you may resolution any administrative subdivision query approximately any nation or province on this planet from 1900 via 1998"--Abstracts of Public management, improvement and setting. for every state there's at the very least 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 examine worth. All appropriate nationwide and overseas criteria resembling ISO and FIPS codes are indexed, in addition to time zones, populations, components and capitals for every subdivision. there's a accomplished index of names.
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Territorial extent: Unclaimed includes Marie Byrd Land, part of Ellsworth Land, and Peter I Island. Peter I Island is an exception to the unclaimed status. It is claimed by Norway as a dependency. Chile Claim includes part of Ellsworth Land. Chile/UK Claim includes part of Ellsworth Land. Chile/UK/Argentina Claim includes part of Ellsworth Land and the Antarctic Peninsula (Graham Land, Palmer Land). There are also numerous islands, including the South Shetland Islands, of which King George Island is the largest.
Norway Claim is Queen Maud Land. Australia Claim includes Enderby Land, Wilkes Land, and part of Victoria Land. France Claim is Adélie Land. New Zealand Claim includes part of Victoria Land, most of the Ross Ice Shelf, the Balleny Islands, and Sturge Island. The Argentine claim has an area of about ¡,230,000 sq. km. If Argentina’s claim were recognized, it would be part of the territory of Tierra del Fuego, Antártida e Islas del Atlántico Sur. The Australian claim has an area of about 6,¡¡5,000 sq.
The codes for American Samoa in FIPS PUB 5-2 are AS (alpha) and 60 (numeric). When the FIPS 5-2 and 6-4 codes are concatenated, as in 60020 for Manu’a, the result is a code that uniquely identifies a county-equivalent unit in the United States. 27 American Samoa • Angola Population: ¡980 census. Km: Square kilometers. Mi: Square miles. Further subdivisions: The territory is further subdivided into ¡5 counties. ANDORRA ISO = AD/FIPS=AN Language = Catalan Time zone = +¡ d Capital = Andorra la Vella Andorra has been a joint fief of France and Spain throughout the 20th century.