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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.
  • 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.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • 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 Italy United Kingdom
Daylight Savings Time end date 01:00 UTC on last Sunday October 01:00 GMT on last Sunday October
Daylight Savings Time start date 01:00 UTC on last Sunday March 01:00 GMT on last Sunday March
First human settlement > Date 43,000-45,000 BP 41,500-44,200 BP
First human settlement > Notes Two baby teeth discovered in Apulia in 1964 are the earliest modern human remains yet found in Europe. Human jaw fragment found in Torquay, Devon in 1927.
First human settlement > Place Grotta del Cavallo, Apulia Kents Cavern
Full name Italian Republic United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Land border length 1,932 km
Ranked 89th. 5 times more than United Kingdom
360 km
Ranked 145th.
National anthems Il Canto degli Italiani ( The Song of the Italians ) God Save the Queen
National tree Olive , Oak Royal Oak
Neighboring countries and territories Albania (M) Algeria (M) Austria (L) Croatia (M) France Greece (M) Libya (M) Malta (M) Montenegro (M) San Marino (L) Slovenia Spain (M) Switzerland (L) Tunisia (M) Vatican City (L) Belgium (M) Denmark (M) France (M) Germany (M) Ireland Netherlands (M) Norway (M) Faroe Islands ( Denmark ) (M)
Overview <p>Take the art works of Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Tintoretto and Caravaggio, the operas of Verdi and Puccini, the cinema of Federico Fellini, add the architecture of Venice, Florence and Rome and you have just a fraction of Italy&#039;s treasures from over the centuries.</p> <p>While the country is renowned for these and other delights, it is also notorious for its precarious political life and has had several dozen governments since the end of World War II.</p> <p>The Italian political landscape underwent a seismic shift in the early 1990s when the &quot;mani pulite&quot; (&quot;clean hands&quot;) operation exposed corruption at the highest levels of politics and big business. Several former prime ministers were implicated and thousands of businessmen and politicians were investigated.</p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17433142">Full Article</a> <p>The United Kingdom is made up of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It has a long history as a major player in international affairs and fulfils an important role in the EU, UN and Nato.</p> <p>The twentieth century saw Britain having to redefine its place in the world. At the beginning of the century it commanded a world-wide empire as the foremost global power. </p> <p>Two world wars and the end of empire diminished its role, but the UK remains a major economic and military power, with considerable political and cultural influence around the world.</p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18023389">Full Article</a>

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