France


France / French Republic

France / République Française (French)

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  • Country in Western Europe, consisting of metropolitan France and overseas regions (Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Mayotte, Réunion) and territories (French Polynesia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Wallis and Futuna, Saint Martin, Saint Barthélemy, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, New Caledonia, Clipperton Island), a member state of the European Union (since 1 January 1958 – ECC founder)
  • Capital: Paris
  • Largest cities: Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, Nice, Nantes, Montpellier, Strasbourg, Bordeaux, Lille
  • Borders: Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Andorra, Spain
  • Seas: Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, English Channel, North Sea
  • Climate: oceanic / mediterranean – Metropolitan France
  • Official language: French
  • Religion: 57.5% Roman Catholic, 35% non-religious, 3.5% other faiths, 3% Protestant, 1% unanswered
  • Government: unitary semi-presidential constitutional republic
  • National day: Bastille Day – 14 July (1789)
  • Area / Metropolitan France: 640,679 km² / 551,695 km²
  • Population / Metropolitan France: 67,081,000 / 64,910,000; density: 104/km² / 116/km²
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)​ / CFP franc (XPF)​
  • Time zone: UTC+1 (CET), summer (DST): UTC+2 (CEST) – Metropolitan France
  • Calling code: +33
  • ISO 3166 code: FR
  • Internet TLD: .fr
  • Driving side: right
  • Electricity: 230V supply voltage and 50Hz, plug types: C and E

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REGIONS / régions (18)


  • 13 European regions
  • 5 overseas regions

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes / Auvergne-Rhône-Alps – prefecture: Lyon

Lyon


Bourgogne-Franche-Comté / Burgundy-Free County– prefecture: Dijon

Ameugny | Bézornay | Brancion | Chapaize | Chiddes | Cluny | Cormatin | La Chapelle-sous-Brancion | Mâcon | Pierreclos | Saint-Vincent-des-Prés | Suin | Uxelles

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Brittany / Bretagne – prefecture: Rennes


Centre-Val de Loire / Centre-Loire Valley (Région Centre) – prefecture: Orléans


Corsica / Corse – prefecture: Ajaccio


Grand Est / Great East (Alsace, Champagne-Ardenne and Lorraine) – prefecture: Strasbourg


Hauts-de-France / Upper France (Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardy) – prefecture: Lille


Île-de-France / Island of France – prefecture: Paris

Paris


Normandy / Normandie – prefecture: Rouen


Nouvelle-Aquitaine / New Aquitaine (Aquitaine, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes) – prefecture: Bordeaux


Occitanie / Occitany / Occitania (Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées) – prefecture: Toulouse


Pays de la Loire / Loire Countries – prefecture: Nantes


Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur / Région Sud / Provence-Alps-Azure Coast – prefecture: Marseille

Mont Blanc


French Guiana / Guyane – overseas region (South America) – capital: Cayenne


Guadeloupe – overseas region (Antilles – Caribbean) – capital: Basse-Terre


Martinique – overseas region (Antilles – Caribbean) – capital: Fort-de-France


Mayotte – overseas region (Africa) – capital: Mamoudzou


Réunion / La Réunion – overseas region (Africa) – capital: Saint-Denis


PLACES (A-Z)


Paris

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Ameugny

Bézornay

Brancion

Chapaize

Chiddes

Cluny

Cormatin

La Chapelle-sous-Brancion

Lyon

Mâcon

Mont Blanc

Paris

Pierreclos

Saint-Vincent-des-Prés

Suin

Taizé

Uxelles


A VIEW FROM THE TOP (aerial photography)


A view from the top: around Lyon

Around Lyon

Mont Blanc

The Alps III


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