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Countries : France:    


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   Capital   
Paris
  
   Population   
60,656,178 (July 2005 est.)
  
   Languages   
French
   Location   
Western Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay and English Channel, between Belgium and Spain, southeast of the UK; bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy and Spain
  
   Area   
total: 547,030 sq km land: 545,630 sq km water: 1,400 sq km note: excludes the overseas administrative divisions
  
   Land boundaries   
total: 2,889 km border countries: Andorra 56.6 km, Belgium 620 km, Germany 451 km, Italy 488 km, Luxembourg 73 km, Monaco 4.4 km, Spain 623 km, Switzerland 573 km
  
   Climate   
generally cool winters and mild summers, but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean; occasional strong, cold, dry, north-to-northwesterly wind known as mistral


  
   Natural resources   
coal, petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, lead, zinc, gold, tin, limestone, salt, clay, chalk, gypsum, potash, silica sand, slate, arable land
  
   Geography - note   
largest West European nation
  
   Government type   
republic
  
   Currency - Currency code   
Euro (EUR)

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   Internet country code:   
.fr
  
   Internet users:   
21.9 million (2003)

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