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(République Française (French Republic)
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Map of France

Capital of France: Paris

Population of France(Estimated July 2012): 62,814,233

Area: 543,965 km2 or 210,026 mi2

Currency: Euro (€)

Official Language: French

Political Information: Unitary Semi-Presidential Constitutional Republic

Official Religion: No Official Religion (approximately 83%-88% of the population are Roman Catholic, 2% are Protestant, 1% are Jewish, 5%-10% are Muslim and 4% have other religious beliefs)

Highest Mountain: Mont Blanc 4,810m or 15,781 ft

Longest River: The Loire at 1,012 km or 629mi

GDP Official Exchange Rate (OER is more precise at gauging a countries economic power)

(Estimated 2011): $2.808 trillion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (OER) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): (US$) or (GBP)

GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP is good for gauging living conditions and use of resources but not as accurate as OER. This data has been calculated based on the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States)

(Estimated 2011): $2.214 trillion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (PPP) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): $35,000 (US$) or (GBP)


Time Zone (GMT/UTC): +1:00


Counties/Provinces/States: 27 regions (regions, singular – region); Alsace, Aquitaine, Auvergne, Basse-Normandie (Lower Normandy), Bourgogne (Burgundy), Bretagne (Brittany), Centre, Champagne-Ardenne, Corse (Corsica), Franche-Comte, Guadeloupe, Guyane (French Guiana), Haute-Normandie (Upper Normandy), Ile-de-France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Limousin, Lorraine, Martinique, Mayotte, Midi-Pyrenees, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Pays de la Loire, Picardie, Poitou-Charentes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, Reunion, Rhone-Alpes


Leaders: President Emmanuel MACRON (since 14 May 2017) with Prime Minister Edouard PHILIPPE (since 15 May 2017).

Sources: CIA World Fact Book, Encyclopaedia Britannica.