This is a list of years in France. See also the timeline of French history . For only articles about years in France that have been written, see Category:Years in France .
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. Including its overseas territories, France has twelve time zones, the most of any country.
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†Died in office of Waldenström's macroglobulinemia, two years before the end of his term. — Alain Poher Acting (1909–1996) 2 April 1974: 27 May 1974 Democratic Centre: Interim President of France again, as President of the Senate. Did not stand against Valéry Giscard d'Estaing in the 1974 election. 20 Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (1926–2020)NºName (Birth–Death)Term of officeTerm of office2Adolphe Thiers (1797–1877)31 August 187124 May 1873324 May 187330 January 18794Jules Grévy (1807–1891)30 January 18792 December 18875Sadi Carnot (1837–1894)3 December 188725 June 1894 †
The last year without any recorded terrorist attacks was 1971. List of incidents. Outside France, the terrorist attack with the most French victims was the 19 September 1989 bombing of UTA Flight 772 over Niger, in which 170 people died, 54 of them French citizens. History 19th century
For Frankish kings, see List of Frankish kings. The monarchs of the Kingdom of France ruled from the establishment of the Kingdom of the West Franks in 843 until the fall of the Second French Empire in 1870, with several interruptions. Between the period from King Charles the Bald in 843 to King Louis XVI in 1792, France had 45 kings.
A Marshal of France, he was the only monarchist (and only Duke) to serve as President of the Third Republic. He resigned shortly after the Republican victory in the January 1879 legislative elections, following a previous Republican victory in 1877, after his decision to dissolve the Chamber of Deputies .
Listed are all the major cities in France (population 20,000+) . Commune Department Region Pop. 2013 census Rank Paris: Paris: Île-de-France: 2,229,621
Multiple winners. The following riders have won the Tour de France on 2 or more occasions. Since the retirement of two-time winner Alberto Contador in 2017, the only active rider on the list as of that year is Chris Froome, currently with 4 wins. Contador had originally won three Tours, but was stripped of one following an anti-doping violation.
France has a multi-party system, which means that several political parties must form coalitions in order to form a government. This is because it would be very difficult for any one party to win a majority of seats in the French National Assembly.