Background Stats: compare key data on Austria & Ukraine

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  • 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.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • 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 Austria Ukraine HISTORY
Daylight Savings Time end date 01:00 UTC on last Sunday October Last Sunday October
Daylight Savings Time start date 01:00 UTC on last Sunday March Last Sunday March
Independence day date October 26 August 24
Land border length 2,562 km
Ranked 72nd.
4,663 km
Ranked 37th. 82% more than Austria
National anthems Land der Berge, Land am Strome ( Land of Mountains, Land on the River ) Shche ne vmerla Ukraina ( Ukraine's Glory Has Not Perished )
Neighboring countries and territories Czech Republic (L) Germany (L) Hungary (L) Italy (L) Liechtenstein (L) Slovakia (L) Slovenia (L) Switzerland (L) Belarus (L) Hungary (L) Georgia (M) Moldova (L) Poland (L) Romania Russia Slovakia (L) Turkey (M) Transnistria (L)
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 0.0
Ranked 138th.
Ranked 34th.
Overview <p>Famous for its spectacular mountain scenery, Austria is no longer the dominant political force it was in Central Europe under the Habsburg dynasty which ruled until the first world war. </p> <p>However, its position at the geographical heart of Europe on the key Danube trade route enhances its strategic importance. </p> <p>After being joined to Nazi Germany from 1938-1945, Austria was occupied by the Allies, who divided up the country and the capital Vienna into separate sectors. </p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17405422">Full Article</a> <p>Ukraine gained independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and has since veered between seeking closer integration with Western Europe and reconciliation with Russia, which supplies most of the country&#039;s energy.</p> <p>Europe&#039;s second largest country, Ukraine is a land of wide, fertile agricultural plains, with large pockets of heavy industry in the east.</p> <p>While Ukraine and Russia share common historical origins, the west of the country has close ties with its European neighbours, particularly Poland, and Ukrainian nationalist sentiment is strongest there.</p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18018002">Full Article</a>

SOURCES: Wikipedia: Daylight saving time by country (Daylight Saving Time rules); Wikipedia: List of national independence days (List); 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 .); Wikipedia: List of countries and territories by land and maritime borders; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014


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