France , officially the French Republic , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It is often referred to as l’Hexagone because of the geometric shape of its territory. It is the largest country in Western Europe and the third-largest in Europe as a whole , and it possesses the second-largest exclusive economic zone...
|Official language:||French Language|
|Currency:||Euro, CFP franc|
|Area:||260,558.3 sq. mi.|
|Form of government:||Semi-presidential system, Constitutional republic, Unitary state|
|Also known as:||République française, French Republic, l'Hexagone|