|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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- Coastline: 3,427 km (2,129 miles) (includes coastal islands, but excludes all overseas administrative divisions)
- Land Area:
(land) 247,124 sq miles (640,053 sq km)
(water) 1,303 sq miles (3,374 sq km)
(TOTAL) 248,427 sq miles (643,427 sq km)
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- Land Area: (all countries)
- Land Divisions: There are 22 regions in France. They are: Alsace, Aquitaine, Auvergne, Basse-Normandie, Bourgogne, Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Champagne-Ardenne, Corse, Franche-Comte, Haute-Normandie, Ile-de-France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Limousin, Lorraine, Midi-Pyrenees, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Pays de la Loire, Picardie, Poitou-Charentes, Provence-Alpes Cote d'Azur and Rhone-Alpes
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- Regions: (largest by population) Ile-de-France, 11,371,000 (2006 est)
- Regions: (largest) Midi-Pyrenees, 45,348 sq km
- Horizontal Width: 922 km (572 miles) from Brest east to Strasbourg
- Vertical Length: 959 km (595 miles) from Calais south to the border with Andorra
Note: Lengths and widths are point-to-point, straight-line measurements from a Mercator map projection, and will vary some using other map projections
- Bordering Countries: (8) Andorra, Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Monaco
- Geographic Center: About 45.7 km (28.4 miles) southeast of the city of Tours
- Highest Point: Mount Blanc, 4,807 m (15,770 ft)
- Lowest Point: Rhone River delta along the Mediterranean Sea, -2 m (-6.5 ft)
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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.