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France at a glance

Fact sheet
 

Capital

Paris
 

Major cities

Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Nantes, Strasbourg, Toulon, Toulouse
 

Language

Français
 

Political system

Republic
 

President

Emmanuel Macron
 

Flag

Three vertical stripes: blue, white, red
 

National anthem

The Marseillaise
 

National motto

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity
 

Currency

Euro
 

Area

244,340 sq mi (632 834 km2), 213,010 sq mi (551 695 km2) of which are covered by Metropolitan France
Mapping data can be found on Géoportail website


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