France is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban areas include Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lille and Nice. France, including its overseas territories, has the most time zones of any country, with a total of 12.
48° 52′ N, 2° 19,59′ E Géographie Plus grandes villes Paris , Lyon , Marseille Superficie totale 632 734 , , km 2 (classé 41 e) Superficie en eau 0,26 % Fuseau horaire UTC +1 (HNEC , heure d'hiver) UTC +2 (HAEC , heure d’été) France d'outre-mer: UTC -3: Guyane , Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon UTC -4: Saint-Martin , Saint-Barthélemy , Guadeloupe , Martinique UTC -8: Clipperton UTC -10 ...
France is the leading agricultural producer and exporter in Europe. France exports wheat, poultry, dairy products, beef, and pork. It is also famous for its wine industry. France received 10 billion euros in 2006 from the European Community as subsidies to its farmers.
France in the Ancien Régime covered a territory of around 520,000 square kilometres (200,000 sq mi). This land supported 13 million people in 1484 and 20 million people in 1700. France had the second largest population in Europe around 1700. Britain had 5 million, Spain had 8 million, and the Austrian Habsburgs had around 8 million.
The French Wikipedia (French: Wikipédia en français) is the French-language edition of the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia.This edition was started on 23 March 2001, and has 2,256,421 articles as of 13 October, 2020, making it the fifth-largest Wikipedia overall, after the English-, Cebuano-, Swedish- and German-language editions, the largest Wikipedia edition in a Romance language.
France is a secular country where freedom of thought and of religion is preserved, by virtue of the 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen.The Republic is based on the principle of laïcité, that is of freedom of religion (including of agnosticism and atheism) enforced by the Jules Ferry laws and the 1905 law on the separation of the State and the Church, enacted at the ...
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Pays de France is also called Plaine de France (i.e. "Plain of France"). Its historic main town is Saint-Denis, where the first gothic cathedral in the world was built in the 12th century, and inside which the kings of France are buried. Pays de France is now almost entirely built up, being but the northern extension of the Paris suburbs.
The franc (/ f r æ ŋ k /; French: ; sign: F or Fr), also commonly distinguished as the French franc (FF), was a currency of France.Between 1360 and 1641, it was the name of coins worth 1 livre tournois and it remained in common parlance as a term for this amount of money.
1622 : le traité de Montpellier est signé entre le roi de France Louis XIII et le duc Henri II de Rohan. 1685 : le roi de France Louis XIV signe l'édit de Fontainebleau, révoquant l'édit de Nantes qui accordait la liberté de culte aux protestants. 1867 : les États-Unis achètent l'Alaska à l'Empire russe.
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