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Facts about France

Administrative divisions: 26 regions (regions , singular - region); Alsace , Aquitaine , Auvergne , Basse-Normandie (Lower Normandy) , Bourgogne (Burgundy) , Bretagne (Brittany) , Centre , Champagne-Ardenne , Corse (Corsica) , Franche-Comte , Guadeloupe , Guyane (French Guiana) , Haute-Normandie (Upper Normandy) , Ile-de-France , Languedoc-Roussillon , Limousin , Lorraine , Martinique , Midi-Pyrenees , Nord-Pas-de-Calais , Pays de la Loire , Picardie , Poitou-Charentes , Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur , Reunion , Rhone-Alpes note: France is divided into 22 metropolitan regions (including the "territorial collectivity" of Corse or Corsica) and 4 overseas regions (including French Guiana , Guadeloupe , Martinique , and Reunion) and is subdivided into 96 metropolitan departments and 4 overseas departments (which are the same as the overseas regions)
Area: total: 643 ,427 sq km; 547 ,030 sq km (metropolitan France) land: 640 ,053 sq km; 545 ,630 sq km (metropolitan France) water: 3 ,374 sq km; 1 ,400 sq km (metropolitan France) note: the first numbers include the overseas regions of French Guiana , Guadeloupe , Martinique , and Reunion
Background: Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II , France suffered extensive losses in its empire , wealth , manpower , and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless , France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader among European nations. Since 1958 , it has constructed a hybrid presidential-parliamentary governing system resistant to the instabilities experienced in earlier more purely parliamentary administrations. In recent years , its reconciliation and cooperation with Germany have proved central to the economic integration of Europe , including the introduction of a common exchange currency , the euro , in January 1999. At present , France is at the forefront of efforts to develop the EU's military capabilities to supplement progress toward an EU foreign policy.
Flag description: three equal vertical bands of blue (hoist side) , white , and red; known as the "Le drapeau tricolore" (French Tricolor) , the origin of the flag dates to 1790 and the French Revolution; the design and/or colors are similar to a number of other flags , including those of Belgium , Chad , Ireland , Cote d'Ivoire , Luxembourg , and Netherlands; the official flag for all French dependent areas
Capital: name: Paris geographic coordinates: 48 52 N , 2 20 E time difference: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington , DC during Standard Time) daylight saving time: +1hr , begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October note: applies to metropolitan France only , not to its overseas departments , collectivities , or territories
Climate: metropolitan France: generally cool winters and mild summers , but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean; occasional strong , cold , dry , north-to-northwesterly wind known as mistral French Guiana: tropical; hot , humid; little seasonal temperature variation Guadeloupe and Martinique: subtropical tempered by trade winds; moderately high humidity; rainy season (June to October); vulnerable to devastating cyclones (hurricanes) every eight years on average Reunion: tropical , but temperature moderates with elevation; cool and dry (May to November) , hot and rainy (November to April)
Currency code: euro (EUR)
Ethnic groups: Celtic and Latin with Teutonic , Slavic , North African , Indochinese , Basque minorities overseas departments: black , white , mulatto , East Indian , Chinese , Amerindian
Geographic coordinates: metropolitan France: 46 00 N , 2 00 E French Guiana: 4 00 N , 53 00 W Guadeloupe: 16 15 N , 61 35 W Martinique: 14 40 N , 61 00 W Reunion: 21 06 S , 55 36 E
Geography note: largest West European nation
Government type: republic
Imports partners: Germany 18.9% , Belgium 11.4% , Italy 8.4% , Spain 7.1% , Netherlands 7% , UK 5.6% , US 4.4% , China 4% (2007)
Internet country code: metropolitan France - .fr; French Guiana - .gf; Guadeloupe - .gp; Martinique - .mq; Reunion - .re
Land boundaries: total: 4 ,668 km metropolitan France: 3 ,427 km
Neighbouring countries: metropolitan France - total: 2 ,889 km border countries: Andorra 56.6 km , Belgium 620 km , Germany 451 km , Italy 488 km , Luxembourg 73 km , Monaco 4.4 km , Spain 623 km , Switzerland 573 km French Guiana - total: 1 ,183 km border countries: Brazil 673 km , Suriname 510 km
Languages: French 100% , rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal , Breton , Alsatian , Corsican , Catalan , Basque , Flemish) overseas departments: French , Creole patois
Location: metropolitan France: Western Europe , bordering the Bay of Biscay and English Channel , between Belgium and Spain , southeast of the UK; bordering the Mediterranean Sea , between Italy and Spain French Guiana: Northern South America , bordering the North Atlantic Ocean , between Brazil and Suriname Guadeloupe: Caribbean , islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean , southeast of Puerto Rico Martinique: Caribbean , island between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean , north of Trinidad and Tobago Reunion: Southern Africa , island in the Indian Ocean , east of Madagascar
Map references: metropolitan France: Europe French Guiana: South America Guadeloupe: Central America and the Caribbean Martinique: Central America and the Caribbean Reunion: World
National holiday: Fete de la Federation , 14 July (1790); note - although often incorrectly referred to as Bastille Day , the celebration actually commemorates the holiday held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille (on 14 July 1789) and the establishment of a constitutional monarchy; other names for the holiday are Fete Nationale (National Holiday) and quatorze juillet (14th of July)
Nationality: noun: Frenchman(men) , Frenchwoman(women) adjective: French
Natural hazards: metropolitan France: flooding; avalanches; midwinter windstorms; drought; forest fires in south near the Mediterranean overseas departments: hurricanes (cyclones) , flooding , volcanic activity (Guadeloupe , Martinique , Reunion)
Population: total: 64 ,057 ,792 note: 62 ,150 ,775 in metropolitan France (July 2008 est.)
Religions: Roman Catholic 83%-88% , Protestant 2% , Jewish 1% , Muslim 5%-10% , unaffiliated 4% overseas departments: Roman Catholic , Protestant , Hindu , Muslim , Buddhist , pagan
Terrain: metropolitan France: mostly flat plains or gently rolling hills in north and west; remainder is mountainous , especially Pyrenees in south , Alps in east French Guiana: low-lying coastal plains rising to hills and small mountains Guadeloupe: Basse-Terre is volcanic in origin with interior mountains; Grande-Terre is low limestone formation; most of the seven other islands are volcanic in origin Martinique: mountainous with indented coastline; dormant volcano Reunion: mostly rugged and mountainous; fertile lowlands along coast
Unemployment rate: 7.9% (2007 est.)

Capital of French Republic

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Places in France

Browse the most comprehensive and up-to-date online directory of administrative regions and Street views in France. Regions are sorted in alphabetical order from level 1 to level 2 and eventually up to level 3 regions.

Alsace (999 google map locations)
Aquitaine (3595 google map locations)
Auvergne (3588 google map locations)
Brittany (3226 google map locations)
Burgundy (3464 google map locations)
Centre (4170 google map locations)
Champagne-Ardenne (2498 google map locations)
Franche-Comté (1877 google map locations)
Île-de-France (2164 google map locations)
Languedoc-Roussillon (1867 google map locations)
Limousin (2070 google map locations)
Lorraine (2576 google map locations)
Lower Normandy (2255 google map locations)
Midi-Pyrénées (3632 google map locations)
Nord-Pas de Calais (1974 google map locations)
Pays de la Loire (2501 google map locations)
Picardy (2534 google map locations)
Poitou-Charentes (2027 google map locations)
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (2213 google map locations)
Rhône-Alpes (4819 google map locations)
Territorial Collectivity of Corsica (779 google map locations)
Upper Normandy (2221 google map locations)

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Paris, the capital city of France.

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