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Background Stats: compare key data on Canada & Germany

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.
  • National tree: Name of tree.

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  • 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 Canada Germany
Daylight Savings Time end date First Sunday November 01:00 UTC on last Sunday October
Daylight Savings Time start date Second Sunday March 01:00 UTC on last Sunday March
First human settlement > Date 25,000-40,000 BP 42,000-43,000 BP
First human settlement > Notes Human-worked mammoth bone flakes found at Bluefish Caves, Yukon, are much older than the stone tools and animal remains at Haida Gwaii in British Columbia (10-12,000 BP) and indicate the earliest known human settlement in North America . Three Paleolithic flutes belonging to the early Aurignacian , which is associated with the assumed earliest presence of Homo sapiens in Europe ( Cro-Magnon ). It is the oldest example of prehistoric music .
First human settlement > Place Bluefish Caves Geißenklösterle , Baden-Württemberg
Full name Canada Federal Republic of Germany
Land border length 8,893 km
Ranked 10th. 2 times more than Germany
3,621 km
Ranked 54th.
National anthems O Canada Deutschlandlied ( Song of Germany ) \u2013 the Third stanza
National tree Maple Oak
Neighboring countries and territories United States Greenland ( Denmark ) (M) Saint Pierre and Miquelon ( France ) (M) Austria (L) Belgium (L) Czech Republic (L) Denmark France (L) Luxembourg (L) Netherlands Poland Sweden (M) Switzerland (L) United Kingdom (M)
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 3
Ranked 87th.
5
Ranked 16th. 67% more than Canada
Overview <p>Canada is the second largest country in the world after Russia. However, its population is only about one-fifth of Russia&#039;s.</p> <p>Nearly 90% of Canadians live within 200km of the border with the United States, which means that Canada contains vast expanses of wilderness to the north.</p> <p>The relationship to its powerful neighbour is a defining factor for Canada. The US and Canada are both each other&#039;s largest trading partner.</p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16841111">Full Article</a> <p>Germany is Europe&#039;s most industrialized and populous country. Famed for its technological achievements, it has also produced some of Europe&#039;s most celebrated composers, philosophers and poets.</p> <p>Achieving national unity later than other European nations, Germany quickly caught up economically and militarily, before defeats in World War I and II left the country shattered, facing the difficult legacy of Nazism, and divided between Europe&#039;s Cold War blocs.</p> <p>Germany rebounded to become the continent&#039;s economic giant, and a prime mover of European cooperation. With the end of the Cold War, the two parts of the country were once again united, although the economy of the former east continues to lag behind that of the former west.</p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17299607">Full Article</a>

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