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République française
French Republic
Flag of France Emblem of France
Flag Emblem
Motto: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité
(French: "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity”)
Anthem: La Marseillaise

Location of France

Capital Paris
48°52′N 2°19.59′E
Largest city Paris
Official language(s) French 1
Government Unitary republic
- President Jacques Chirac
- Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin
Formation
- Treaty of Verdun 843
- 5th Republic 1958
Accession to EU March 25, 1957
Area
- Total 674,843 km² (40th 2)
260,558 sq mi
- Metropolitan France3 551,695 km² (48th 4)
213,010 sq mi
Population
- 2006 est. 63,587,700 2,5 (20th)
- Metropolitan France3 61,044,684 (20th)
- Density 110/km² (89th 3)
284/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2005 estimate
- Total $1.83 trillion (7th)
- Per capita $29,316 (20th)
HDI (2003) 0.938 (16th) – high
Currency Euro (€)6, CFP Franc7 (EUR)
Time zone CET 3 (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST) CEST 3 (UTC+2)
Internet TLD .fr 8
Calling code +33
1 See Languages section for regional languages.
2 Whole territory of the French Republic, including all the overseas departments and territories, but excluding the French territory of Terre Adélie in Antarctica where sovereignty is suspended since the signing of the Antarctic Treaty in 1959.
3 Metropolitan (i.e. European) France only.
4 French National Geographic Institute data.
5 Official INSEE source
6 Whole of the French Republic except the overseas territories in the Pacific Ocean
7 French overseas territories in the Pacific Ocean only.
8 In addition to .fr, several other Internet TLDs are used in French overseas départements and territories: .re, .mq, .gp, .tf, .nc, .pf, .wf, .pm, .gf and .yt. France also uses .eu, shared with other members of the European Union.
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