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Where is France?

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Located in the continent of Europe, France covers 640,427 square kilometers of land and 3,374 square kilometers of water, making it the 43rd largest nation in the world with a total area of 643,801 square kilometers.

France was founded as a distinct and original nation in 943. The population of France is 65,630,692 (2012) and the nation has a density of 102 people per square kilometer.

The currency of France is the Euro (EUR). As well, the people of France are refered to as French.

The dialing code for the country is 33 and the top level internet domain for French sites is .fr.

France shares land borders with 8 countries: Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Andorra, Belgium, Luxembourg, Monaco, Spain.

To learn more, visit our detailed France section.

Quick facts

Population 65,630,692
Density 102.5 / km2 ( 265.4 / mi2 )
Language French
Independence Year 943
Capital Paris (Ile-de-France)
Currency Euro
GDP 2,830,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 43,120 (2014 data)
Land Area 640,427 km2 (247,270 mi2)
Water Area 3,374 km2 (1,303 mi2)
Minimum Longitude -5.140
Maximum Longitude 9.560
Mininum Latitude 41.360
Maximum Latitude 51.090

What is the capital of France?

map showing the location of France
Location of Paris on a map.

Paris is the capital city of France. It has a population of 2,138,551, and is located on a latitue of 48.85 and longitude of 2.35.

Paris is also the political center of France, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Paris, the Capital Of France

City Paris
Country France
Population 2,138,551
Longitude 2.34880000
Latitude 48.85341000
Elevation 42 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in France

Rank City Population
#1Paris2,138,551
#2Marseille794,811
#3Lyon472,317
#4Toulouse433,055
#5Nice338,620
#6Nantes277,269
#7Strasbourg274,845
#8Montpellier248,252
#9Bordeaux231,844
#10Lille228,328
#11Rennes209,375
#12Reims196,565
#13Le Havre185,972
#14Cergy-Pontoise183,430
#15Saint-Etienne176,280
#16Toulon168,701
#17Angers168,279
#18Grenoble158,552
#19Dijon149,782
#20Nimes148,236

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This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.