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Ireland

Ireland Background Stats

National tree:

Sessile Oak

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.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • Neighboring countries and territories: The countries and territories neighboring each country. "L" means they share only a land border and "M" means they have only maritime boundaries. A blank means they share both.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
  • 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 7,700 BC 2014
First human settlement > Notes Carbon dating of hazel nut shells reveals this place to have been inhabited for 9,700 years. 2014
First human settlement > Place Mount Sandel 2014
Land border length 360 km 2014 146th out of 200
National anthems Amhr\u00e1n na bhFiann ( The Soldier's Song ) 2011
Neighboring countries and territories United Kingdom 2014
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 1 2014 122nd out of 171
Overview

Ireland emerged from the conflict that marked its birth as an independent state to become one of Europe's economic success stories in the final decade of the twentieth century.

Long under English or British rule, Ireland lost half its population in the decades following the Great Famine of the 1840s to death and emigration.

After World War I, independence from the United Kingdom was only achieved at the price of civil war and partition. Northern Ireland remains part of Britain.


Full Article
2013

Citation

"Ireland Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Ireland/Background

Ireland Background Profiles (Subcategories)

First human settlement 3