France Facts

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Flag of France
National Flag of France

Interesting facts about France

  • Official Name: The French Republic
  • Form of Government: Unitary semi‑presidential constitutional republic
  • GDP: 2.778 trillion USD (2018)
  • Capital: Paris
  • Population: 66.99 million (2019)
  • Official Languages: French
  • Currency: Euro, CFP franc
  • Timezone: GMT+2
  • Area: 643,801 km²
  • Dialing Code: +33
  • Major Mountain Ranges: Alps,Mont Blanc massif,The Jura
  • Major Rivers: Loire,Rhone,Seine
  • Continent: Europe
  • Border Countries: France is bordered by the English Channel and Bay of Biscay; Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany to the north, Switzerland and Italy to the east and Spain to the south.

Map of France

National Symbols of France

  • National Bird: Gallic Rooster
  • National Flower: Iris
  • National Animal: The Gallic Rooster
  • National Tree: European yew