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Tuesday, 18th December 2012

Nordic Statistical Yearbook 2012

Source: Nordic Council of Ministers

From the Preface:

The Nordic countries have much in common – their way of life, history, language and social structure. Many of these common features and the results of their joint efforts may be described by statistics. This is why the Nordic Council of Ministers publishes the Nordic Statistical Yearbook....

In this years’ edition of the printed yearbook we have included a number of short “Did you know that...” containing facts about the development in the Nordic countries from the early sixties to the present.

Our ambition is to provide comparable statistics on the life in the Nordic countries – to shed light on the similarities and the differences. Against the background of globalization, data on conditions in the Nordic in relation to other Western European countries are also provided in a number of areas.

+ Link to Yearbook from this page (PDF; 8.2 MB)



Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

Adrian can be reached at adrian.janes@freepint.com

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