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France

France Background Stats

Neighboring countries and territories:

Andorra (L) Antigua and Barbuda (M) Barbados (M) Belgium Brazil Comoros (M) Dominica (M) Germany (L) Italy Luxembourg (L) Madagascar (M) Mauritius (M) Mozambique (M) Monaco Saint Lucia (M) Spain Switzerland (L) Suriname United Kingdom (M) Venezuela (M) Guernsey ( United Kingdom ) (M) Jersey ( United Kingdom ) (M) Montserrat ( United Kingdom ) (M)

Definitions

  • Daylight Savings Time end date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time ends. Clocks are moved backwards on this date.
  • Daylight Savings Time start date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time begins. Clocks are moved forward on this date.
  • First human settlement > Date: Date or period of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For further descriptions, please refer to notes.
  • First human settlement > Notes: Description of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For the date or period of the described settlement, please refer to the according date stat.
  • First human settlement > Place: Location of the first known or suspected human settlement in each country.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Daylight Savings Time end date 01:00 UTC on last Sunday October 2013
Daylight Savings Time start date 01:00 UTC on last Sunday March 2013
First human settlement > Date 32,000 BP 2014
First human settlement > Notes The cave paintings in the Chauvet Cave in southern France have been called the earliest known cave art, though the dating is uncertain. 2014
First human settlement > Place Chauvet Cave 2014
Full name French Republic 2013
Land border length 2,889 km 2014 62nd out of 200
National anthems La Marseillaise ( The Song of Marseille ) 2011
Overview

A key player on the world stage and a country at the political heart of Europe, France paid a high price in both economic and human terms during the two world wars.

The years which followed saw protracted conflicts culminating in independence for Algeria and most other French colonies in Africa as well as decolonisation in south-east Asia.

France was one of the founding fathers of European integration as the continent sought to rebuild after the devastation of World War II.


Full Article
2014

SOURCES: Wikipedia: Daylight saving time by country (Daylight Saving Time rules); Wikipedia: List of countries and islands by first human settlement (The list); http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sovereign_states; Wikipedia: List of countries and territories by land borders (Land borders) (Note: land border lengths will vary depending on the scale by which they are measured, and therefore these figures without a source accompanied by an explanation of how they were measured and at what scale makes comparisons impossible; for more information see coastline paradox .); Wikipedia: List of national anthems (Anthems of United Nations member states) ("List of Member States" . United Nations . Retrieved 2011-07-21 .); British Broadcasting Corporation 2014

Citation

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France Background Profiles (Subcategories)

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