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France

France officially the French Republic is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in Western Europe and that also comprises various overseas islands and territories located in other continents. Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Ocean. Its main ideals are expressed in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen.

Capital cities

Paris is the Capital of France. Some popular cities of France are Aix-en-Provence, Amiens, Angers, Arles, Avignon, Bordeaux, Brest, Calais & Cannes.

Area

643,427 SQ KM.

Languages

The official language of the French Republic is French.

Religion

France is a secular country where freedom of thought and of religion are preserved, in virtue of the 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. France guarantees freedom of religion as a constitutional right and the government generally respects this right in practice.

Currency

Currency in France is Euro (EUR).

Economy

France has one of the largest economies in the world.

Time difference

France is 3.5 hours behind India.

Climate

A temperate climate in the north; north-eastern areas have a more continental climate with warm summers and colder winters. Rainfall is distributed throughout the year with some snow likely in winter.

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