Background Stats: compare key data on France & Germany


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 France Germany
Daylight Savings Time end date 01:00 UTC on last Sunday October 01:00 UTC on last Sunday October
Daylight Savings Time start date 01:00 UTC on last Sunday March 01:00 UTC on last Sunday March
First human settlement > Date 32,000 BP 42,000-43,000 BP
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. 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 Chauvet Cave Geißenklösterle , Baden-Württemberg
Full name French Republic Federal Republic of Germany
Land border length 2,889 km
Ranked 62nd.
3,621 km
Ranked 54th. 25% more than France
National anthems La Marseillaise ( The Song of Marseille ) Deutschlandlied ( Song of Germany ) \u2013 the Third stanza
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) Austria (L) Belgium (L) Czech Republic (L) Denmark France (L) Luxembourg (L) Netherlands Poland Sweden (M) Switzerland (L) United Kingdom (M)
Overview <p>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. </p> <p>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. </p> <p>France was one of the founding fathers of European integration as the continent sought to rebuild after the devastation of World War II.</p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17298730">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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