Geografie 1985, 90, 46-55

Federal States in the World

Jan Bína

Geografický ústav ČSAV, Mendlovo nám. 1, 662 82 Brno, Czechia

The paper discusses the present existing 19 federal states from different geographical views (distribution in the world, structure of population, origin, historico-geographical development). At the same time the main characteristics of federal constitutions are mentioned and compared.