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France : Wiki, Area, Biography, Location, Currency, Festivals & More

February 16, 2018 0 Comment


CountryFrance
ContinentEurope
Location46.22760 N, 2.21370 E
Map of France map of france
Flag france flag
Area643,801 km²
Coastline2,129 miles
Neighboring CountriesAndorra

Jersey

Switzerland

Luxembourg

Monaco

Belgium

Guernsey

Liechtenstein

England

Netherlands

Spain

France

Wales

San Marino

Austria

Italy

Slovenia

Isle of Man

Croatia

Czech Republic

Ireland

Northern Ireland

Portugal

Scotland

Denmark

Time ZoneCET (UTC +1)

CEST (UTC +2)

Population67 million (2017)
Symbol symbol of france
Founded the EEC1st January, 1958
Republic Established22nd September, 1792
President of FranceEmmanuel Macron
Prime Minister of FranceEdouard Philippe
President of the SenateGerard Larcher
President of the National AssemblyClaude Bartolone
National Anthem‘’La Marseillaise’’
National BirdGallic Rooster

National Bird of France

National FlowerIris

National Flower of France

National GameFootball

National Game of France

National ColorBlue
National DrinkPastis
National LanguageFrench
Seasons in FranceSpring (March to June)

Summer (June to September)

Autumn (September to December)

Winter (December to March)

Prestigious Awards of France
  • Military Awards – The Legion of Honour
  • National Awards – Legion of Honour, Order of Liberation, National Order of Merit
  • Literature Awards – Prix Goncourt, Prix Femina, Prix Medicis, Grand Prix du roman de I’Academie francaise, Prix Renaudot, Prix Decembre, Prix de Flore, Prix Interallie
  • Cinema Awards – Cesar Award, Moliere Award
Religion in FranceChristian (66%)

Muslim (9%)

Buddhist (0.75%)

Other Religions (0.5%)

None (28%)

Average Marriage age in France33 years for men and 30.8 years for women
CapitalParis (480 51.4’N 20 21.05’E)
Number of Regions13 Regions

Grand-Est

New Aquitaine

Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes

Burgundy-Franche-Comte

Brittany

Centre-Val de Loire

IIe-de-France

Occitania

Hauts-de-France

Normandy

Pays de la Loire

Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur

Corsica

Largest Region in FranceIIe-de-France
Smallest Region in FranceCorsica
Largest City in FranceParis
Smallest City in FranceLevallois-Perret
Literacy rate99% (males)

99% (females)

Type of GovernmentRepublic

Unitary State

Semi-Presidential System

Constitutional republic

GDPPPP – $2.647 trillion (2015)

Nominal – $2.420 trillion (2016)

GDP per capita$41,181 (2016)
Total number of Political parties in France7 political parties
CurrencyEuro (EUR)

CFP franc (XPF)

Calling Code +33
Internet TLD.fr
ISO 3166 codeFR
Festivals of FranceCirque de Demain

Nice Carnival

Menton Lemon Festival

Berck-Sur-Mer Kite Festival

International Garden Festival

Cannes Film Festival

Festival Medieval de Sedan

Paris Fringe Festival

Pentecost Feria

Choregies d’Orange

Carcassone Festival

La Fete de la Musique

Bastille Day

Festival of Avignon

Lorient Interceltic Festival

Mulhouse Beer Festival

World Puppet Theatre Festival

The Grape Harvest Festival

Autumn Festival of Lanvellec

Le Salon du Chocolate

Lille Christmas Market

Le Grand Tasting

Feast of St. Nicholas

The Festival of Lights

Monuments & StatuesEiffel Tower

Notre-Dame

Arc de Triomphe

Palais du Louvre

Sacre-Coeur

Pantheon

Opera Garnier

Les Invalides

Centre Pompidou

Palais du Luxembourg

Wildlife Sanctuaries in France10 National parks
Longest River in FranceLoire River
Largest LakeLake Bourget
Highest Mountain in FranceMont Blanc
Highest Bridge in FranceMillau Viaduct
Highest Waterfall in FranceGavarnie Falls
Biggest Airport in FranceCharles de Gaulle Airport
Biggest dam in FranceEguzon Dam
Tallest building in FranceTour Majunga
Richest person of FranceLiliane Bettencourt
Best places to visit in FranceParis

French Riviera

Mont Saint-Michel

Bordeaux

Loire Valley

Biarritz

Arles

Strasbourg

Lyon

Marseille

Official Websitewww.gouvernement.fr
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