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Maps of France show the location of major cities and regions in France. Check out our interactive maps of France.

Ajaccio

Ajaccio

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Biarritz/Bayonne

Biarritz/Bayonne

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Bordeaux

Bordeaux

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Caen/Le Havre

Caen/Le Havre

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Grenoble

Grenoble

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Le Havre

Le Havre

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Lille

Lille

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Lyon

Lyon

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Marseille

Marseille

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Mulhouse

Mulhouse

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Nantes

Nantes

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Nice/Cannes

Nice/Cannes

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Paris Metro

Paris Metro

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Strasbourg

Strasbourg

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Toulouse

Toulouse

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Tours

Tours

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Country (long form) French Republic
Capital Paris
Total Area 211,209.46 sq mi
547,030.00 sq km
(slightly less than twice the size of Colorado)
Population 59,551,227 (July 2001 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050 58,967,418
Languages French 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish)
Literacy 99.0% total, 99.0% male, 99.0% female (1980 est.)
Religions Roman Catholic 90%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim (North African workers) 3%, unaffiliated 4%
Life Expectancy 75.01 male, 83.01 female (2001 est.)
Government Type republic
Currency 1 euro (EUR) = 100 cents
GDP (per capita) $24,400 (2000 est.)
Industry machinery, chemicals, automobiles, metallurgy, aircraft, electronics; textiles, food processing; tourism
Agriculture wheat, cereals, sugar beets, potatoes, wine grapes; beef, dairy products; fish
Arable Land 33%
Natural Resources coal, iron ore, bauxite, zinc, potash, timber, fish

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Geography of France

France, or the French Republic, a country of western Europe. It is adjoined on the north and west by the Atlantic Ocean, including such arms as the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay, and on the south by the Mediterranean Sea.

History of France

Archaeological evidence indicates that France was inhabited some 400,000 years ago.