Ready for the lowdown on one of Europe’s most amazing countries? Official Name: French Republic Form of government: Republic Capital: Paris Population: 67, 092, 056 Official languages: French Monetary unit: Euro Area: 543,965 square kilometres Major mountain ranges: Alps, Pyrenees, Massif Central Major rivers: Seine, Rhine and Rhône The largest country in Western Europe, France has long been a gateway between the continent’s northern and southern regions.
Its lengthy borders touch Germany and Belgium in the north, the Atlantic Ocean in the west, and the Pyrenees mountains and Spain in the south.
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It is the smallest country both in size and population.
Wide, fertile plains dominate most of the north and west, making France the agricultural epicentre of Europe.
The sprawling, forested plateau of the Massif Central – a range of ancient mountains and extinct volcanoes – occupies France”s southern interior.