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1 France

2 Physical and Outline maps of France

3 The Regional Map of France

4 French FLAG

5 France – Quick facts France is the third largest country in Europe It has the fifth largest population in Europe

6 France – Quick facts National Name République Française

7 France – Quick facts Population More than 66,616,416 people live in France (2014). We can round it to 67 million.

8 France – Quick facts Capital Paris is the capital city of France. Paris is also the largest city of France.

9 France – Quick facts Largest Cities of France by Population 1. Paris 2. Marseille 3. Lyon 4. Toulouse 5. Nice 6. Nantes 7. Strasbourg 8. Montpellier 9. Bordeaux 10. Lille

10 France – Quick facts French National Day July 14 th 1789 Also called “Bastille Day” It commemorates the beginning of the French revolution.

11 France – Quick facts National Symbol – Gallic Rooster

12 France – Quick facts National Flower – Iris

13 France – Quick facts National Anthem La Marseillaise composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle ch?v=4K1q9Ntcr5g

14 France – Quick facts France Time Zones CET – Central European Time Zone CET – Central European Summer Time (UTC+02:00) – This is a Daylight Saving Time during summer.

15 France – Quick facts Current Monetary Unit - Euro

16 France – Quick facts Former Monetary Unit - French Franc

17 France – Quick facts Languages - French (100%) Literacy Rate - 99%

18 France – Quick facts Ethnicity/Race: Celtic and Latin with Teutonic, Slavic, North African, Southeast Asian, and Basque minorities

19 France – Quick facts Religions Roman Catholic 83%-88%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 5%-10%, unaffiliated 4%

20 France – Quick facts TimeZone CET – Central European TimeZone

21 The Regional Map of France

22 France - Regions France is divided into 27 administrative regions. 22 of them are in Metropolitan France, ie., continental France plus the island of Corsica. 5 of them are overseas Corsica ---------------  Red in map

23 Mountain Ranges There are 5 mountain ranges in France: 1. The Alps 2. The Pyrénées 3. The Massif Central 4. The Jura 5. The Vosges

24 Mountain Ranges 1. The Alps, on the border with Italy. Mont Blanc in the Alps is the highest mountain in Europe.

25 Mountain Ranges 2. The Pyrénées, on the border with Spain with several summits above 10,000 ft.

26 Mountain Ranges 3. The Massif Central a spectacular chain of extinct volcanoes, in the very center of the country.

27 Mountain Ranges 4. The Jura along the Swiss border and The Dark green area is Switzerland -------- 

28 Mountain Ranges 5. The Vosges not far from the German border

29 Rivers The 5 main rivers : 1. The Loire (the longest : 1,012 kilometers i.e. 629 mi.)

30 Rivers 2. The Rhine (the Franco-German border)

31 Rivers 3. The Rhône (coming from Switzerland through the Lake of Geneva)

32 Rivers 4. The Seine (crossing Paris)

33 Rivers 5. The Garonne in the South-West

34 The Four Seas The four seas bordering France are: 1. The Mediterranean 2. The North Sea 3. The Manche (English Channel) and 4. The Atlantic Ocean

35 Neighbors of France The 8 neighbors (clockwise from SW to North) : 1. Spain (including small Franco-Spanish Andorra) 2. Tiny Monaco 3. Italy 4. Switzerland 5. Germany 6. Luxembourg and Belgium 7. Brazil 8. Surinam and Netherlands

36 Important Monuments Eiffel Tower The world-famous metallic tower was built for the Paris International Exhibition in 1889 for the centenary of the French Revolution. At the time of its inauguration, it was the world’s tallest monument.

37 Important Monuments Notre-Dame The cathedral of Notre-Dame-de-Paris is a jewel of Gothic architecture and arguably one of the finest churches in Europe.

38 Important Monuments Arc de Triomphe The monumental triumphal arch was built in honor of the French Imperial army of Napoleon.

39 Important Monuments Palais du Louvre It is said that the Louvre is the world’s largest museum. Whether it is true or not, it is one of the most majestic palaces of Europe.

40 Important Monuments Panthéon Originally a church, the Panthéon has since become a necropolis for France’s greatest citizens and a popular national monument.

41 Thank you

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