|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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LATITUDE & LONGITUDE:
- Latitude/Longitude (Absolute Locations)
Paris: (capital city) 48° 51' N, 2° 21' E
Bordeaux: 44° 50' N, 0° 34' W
Brest: 48° 23' N, 4° 29' W
Lille: 50° 38' N, 3° 3' E
Marseille: 43° 17' N, 5° 22' E
Strasbourg: 48° 34' N, 7° 44' E
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Located in western Europe, France is geographically positioned in the northern, as well as the eastern and western hemispheres.
France is bordered by the countries of Andorra, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Italy, Monaco, Spain and Switzerland, and by the English Channel, Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
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.