France

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General Information

 

The French Republic  

Location

In Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans.

Border countries

Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Spain, Andorra

Area

674,843 km2

Population

65.0 million

Capital

Paris

Official language

French

Administrative division

France is divided into 27 administrative regions. 22 are in metropolitan France and five are overseas regions. The regions are further subdivided into 101 departments.

Political system

Semi-presidential republic

President

François Hollande

Prime minister

Manuel Valls

Parliament

The French Parliament is the bicameral legislature of the French Republic, consisting of the Senate and the National Assembly.

Currency

Euro (EUR)

Time

CET (UTC+1)

Calling code

33

Internet TLD

.fr

Electricity

220 V

Religion

Roman Catholic 83%-88%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 5%-10%, unaffiliated 4%

Ethnic groups

Celtic and Latin with Teutonic, Slavic, North African, Indochinese, Basque minorities

International organisations

  • Member of the European Union;
  • NATO;
  • The International Organization for Migration (IOM);
  • World Trade Organisation (WTO) and others.

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