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

February 16, 2018 0 Comment


Country France
Continent Europe
Location 46.22760 N, 2.21370 E
Map of France  map of france
Flag  france flag
Area 643,801 km²
Coastline 2,129 miles
Neighboring Countries Andorra

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 Zone CET (UTC +1)

CEST (UTC +2)

Population 67 million (2017)
Symbol  symbol of france
Founded the EEC 1st January, 1958
Republic Established 22nd September, 1792
President of France Emmanuel Macron
Prime Minister of France Edouard Philippe
President of the Senate Gerard Larcher
President of the National Assembly Claude Bartolone
National Anthem ‘’La Marseillaise’’
National Bird Gallic Rooster

National Bird of France

National Flower Iris

National Flower of France

National Game Football

National Game of France

National Color Blue
National Drink Pastis
National Language French
Seasons in France Spring (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 France Christian (66%)

Muslim (9%)

Buddhist (0.75%)

Other Religions (0.5%)

None (28%)

Average Marriage age in France 33 years for men and 30.8 years for women
Capital Paris (480 51.4’N 20 21.05’E)
Number of Regions 13 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 France IIe-de-France
Smallest Region in France Corsica
Largest City in France Paris
Smallest City in France Levallois-Perret
Literacy rate 99% (males)

99% (females)

Type of Government Republic

Unitary State

Semi-Presidential System

Constitutional republic

GDP PPP – $2.647 trillion (2015)

Nominal – $2.420 trillion (2016)

GDP per capita $41,181 (2016)
Total number of Political parties in France 7 political parties
Currency Euro (EUR)

CFP franc (XPF)

Calling Code  +33
Internet TLD .fr
ISO 3166 code FR
Festivals of France Cirque 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 & Statues Eiffel Tower

Notre-Dame

Arc de Triomphe

Palais du Louvre

Sacre-Coeur

Pantheon

Opera Garnier

Les Invalides

Centre Pompidou

Palais du Luxembourg

Wildlife Sanctuaries in France 10 National parks
Longest River in France Loire River
Largest Lake Lake Bourget
Highest Mountain in France Mont Blanc
Highest Bridge in France Millau Viaduct
Highest Waterfall in France Gavarnie Falls
Biggest Airport in France Charles de Gaulle Airport
Biggest dam in France Eguzon Dam
Tallest building in France Tour Majunga
Richest person of France Liliane Bettencourt
Best places to visit in France Paris

French Riviera

Mont Saint-Michel

Bordeaux

Loire Valley

Biarritz

Arles

Strasbourg

Lyon

Marseille

Official Website www.gouvernement.fr
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