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France, officially the French Republic (French: République française [ʁepyblik fʁɑ̃sɛz]), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories. The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. The country's 18 integral regions (five of which are situated overseas) span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres (248,573 sq mi) and a total population of 67.25 million (as of June 2018).[10] France is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban centres include Marseille, Lyon, Lille, Nice, Toulouse and Strasbourg.
Quick Facts
Capital Paris
Government Republic
Currency Euro (EUR)
Area 643,801 sq km
Population 67,186,638 ( 2017 estimate.)
Language Frence
Callingcode +33
Tld .fr
Timezone UTC +1
Electricity 220V/50Hz (European plug)





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France fuel protests (November 2018, France) Tear gas fired in clashes in Paris. Protesters have scaled the Arc de Triomphe in central Paris, as clashes with riot police continued during a third weekend of “yellow vest” rallies. 300,000 people took part in the first country-wide demonstration, on 17 November. Most demonstrators have remained peaceful, although more ..→


Poverty is on the rise in France (November 2016, France) according to a shock new report published by French charity the Secours Catholique on Thursday. In 2015 there were 608,500 families or individuals living in difficulty, marking an increase of 2.7% since year before.

Around 9 million people - including 3 ..→