France is the largest country in western Europe, surrounded by mediterranean sea and the atlantic ocean. It is well known around the world for food, wine, monuments in famous cities. The capital of France, Paris is renowed most for the Eiffel tower, Napoleon's tomb, Notre Dame. It is the fashion capital of the world.
France is a sophisticated and modern country with an incredible history. Champagne is produced only in France. There are many beautiful castles throughout the countryside. One of the most intriguing characters of history was a french girl, Joan of Arc. The French Impressionist movement created fantastic art.
France has a Republic government type. France's natural resources are: coal, iron ore,zinc, bauxite, uranium, fish, antymony, arsenic, potash, feldspar, fluorospar etc. France has 21.9 million internet users (2003)
An estimated 20% of French territory lies outside Europe. The oldest functional canal in Europe is in France, the Canal du Midi. French people cheek kiss each other by way of greeting, even the men! The French population is the world's biggest consumers of anti-depressants or tranquilizers. France has the highest wealth tax of any European country.
France is an extremely interesting country in that the facts relating to it are endless. The first fact about France that I would like to share is that the capital of the country is Paris.Some famous landmarks include the Eiffel Tower and the beautiful cathedral of Notre Dame.