|Land Area||640,427 km2|
|Water Area||3,374 km2|
|Total Area||643,801km2 (#42)|
|Government Type||Semi-presidential Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$2,700.00 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$42,400|
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- Name: France
(long form) French Republic
- Capital City: Paris (2,193,031 pop.)
- France Population: 65,951,611 (2013 est.)
- World Populations (all countries)
- Currency: Euro
- Ethnicity: Celtic and Latin with Teutonic, Slavic, North African, Indochinese, and Basque minorities
- GDP total: $2.253 trillion (2012 est.)
- GDP per capita: $35,500 (2012 est.)
- Land Sizes
- Language: French (official) 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish) overseas departments: French, Creole patois
- Largest Cities: (by population) Paris, Marseille, Lyon. Toulouse, Nice, Nantes, Strasbourg
- Name: The name France is from the Latin word 'Francia' meaning country of the Franks, a Germanic people who conquered the area during the 5th century.
- National Day: July 14
Note: "Fete de la Federation" is celebrated with a mixture of solemn military parades, dancing in the streets and fireworks. The storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789 has been commemorated in France for more than a century.
- Religion: Roman Catholic 88%, Muslim 5%, Protestant 2%, unaffiliated 2%, Jewish 1%,
What are the Biggest Industries in France?
One of the major industries in France is the energy sector. Manufacturing is also among the largest industries in France, accounting for billions of dollars in the country's GDP.
The Biggest Industries in France
What Do the Colors of the French Flag Mean?
Red, white and blue have come to represent liberty, equality and fraternity - the ideals of the French Revolution. Blue and red are also the time-honored colors of Paris, while white is the color of the Royal House of Bourbon.
How Did the French Flag Come to Be?
What is a Puppet Government?
A "puppet state" is a government that has little will of its own, as it needs financial backing or military support. Thus, it acts an a subordinate to another power in exchange for its own survival. The puppet government still holds its own facade of an identity, perpetuated by retaining its own flag, name, national anthem, law, and constitution. However, these type of governments are not considered as legitimate according to international law.