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What Is France? About This Country In Western Europe

FRANCE – In this topic, we are about to learn and discuss things to know about the Western European country called France.

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Known officially as the French Republic, it is a country in Europe which consists of metropolitan France and several overseas regions and territories.

Its official language is French and is locally known as République française.

It is surrounded by the following areas:

  • Belgium
  • Luxembourg
  • Germany
  • Switzerland
  • Italy
  • Andorra
  • Spain

Its overseas include:

  • Guadeloupe
  • French Guiana
  • Martinique
  • Réunion
  • Mayotte
  • French Polynesia
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Saint Martin
  • French Southern and Antarctic Lands
  • New Caledonia
  • Clipperton Island

It’s capital city is Paris and has a population of about 67 million people, making it the 21st most populous country.

It has a landmass of about 640K kilometer squared or 247K square miles.

Its government is Unitary semi-presidential republic governed by Emmanuel Macron.

Etymology

This was formerly applied to the entire Frankish Empire. The name came from the Latin word Francia or the “country of the Franks.

It is named by the following nations:

  • Francia – Italian and Spanish

“Land or Realm of the Franks” are used by these nations:

  • Frankreich – German
  • Frankrijik – Dutch
  • Frankrike – Swedish

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