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France is a democratic state in Western Europe with a varied landscape. The 4810 meter high Mont Blanc and the Pyrenees mountain range can be found here, as well as the sea coasts to the North Sea, the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Scientists estimate that France was first settled around 50,000 years ago. Paris, the country's capital, is one of the world's leading cultural metropolises. It includes not only the world-famous Musée du Louvre and the Eiffel Tower, but also the Élysée Palace as the official residence of the president. Every year Paris hosts the legendary international fashion show Prêt-à-porter.

Country data France

France at a glance

Area547030 km2
CurrencyEuro (EUR)
Neighboring countriesSwitzerland, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Andorra, Monaco und Spain

Map France

Country borders and location of the capital

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