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Complete details about France in Europe with capital city Paris

Country NameFrance (France)
Country CodeFRA
Capital CityParis
ContinentEurope
RegionWestern Europe
Independence Year843
Population59225700
Surface Area551500.0
Life Expectancy78.8 years
GNP1424285.0 (old 1392448.0)
Government FormRepublic

Spoken Languages

Arabic     (2.5%)
French [official]     (93.6%)
Italian     (0.4%)
Portuguese     (1.2%)
Spanish     (0.4%)
Turkish     (0.4%)

Major Cities

Paris, Île-de-France     (population 2125246)
Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte     (population 798430)
Lyon, Rhône-Alpes     (population 445452)
Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées     (population 390350)
Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte     (population 342738)
Nantes, Pays de la Loire     (population 270251)
Strasbourg, Alsace     (population 264115)
Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon     (population 225392)
Bordeaux, Aquitaine     (population 215363)
Rennes, Haute-Normandie     (population 206229)
Le Havre, Champagne-Ardenne     (population 190905)
Reims, Nord-Pas-de-Calais     (population 187206)
Lille, Rhône-Alpes     (population 184657)
St-Étienne, Bretagne     (population 180210)
Toulon, Provence-Alpes-Côte     (population 160639)
Grenoble, Rhône-Alpes     (population 153317)
Angers, Pays de la Loire     (population 151279)
Dijon, Bourgogne     (population 149867)
Brest, Bretagne     (population 149634)
Le Mans, Pays de la Loire     (population 146105)
Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne     (population 137140)
Amiens, Picardie     (population 135501)
Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte     (population 134222)
Limoges, Limousin     (population 133968)
Nîmes, Languedoc-Roussillon     (population 133424)
Tours, Centre     (population 132820)
Villeurbanne, Rhône-Alpes     (population 124215)
Metz, Lorraine     (population 123776)
Besançon, Franche-Comté     (population 117733)
Caen, Basse-Normandie     (population 113987)
Orléans, Centre     (population 113126)
Mulhouse, Alsace     (population 110359)
Rouen, Haute-Normandie     (population 106592)
Boulogne-Billancourt, Île-de-France     (population 106367)
Perpignan, Languedoc-Roussillon     (population 105115)
Nancy, Lorraine     (population 103605)
Roubaix, Nord-Pas-de-Calais     (population 96984)
Argenteuil, Île-de-France     (population 93961)
Tourcoing, Nord-Pas-de-Calais     (population 93540)
Montreuil, Île-de-France     (population 90674)

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From @AnnieStasse on Thu Mar 30 04:45:29 EDT 2017 RT @jadeville2: @RassGauchEc @benoithamon @JLMelenchon @yjadot Le peuple compte sur vous pour faire fleurir la France avec ce bel arbre de?
From @Avis2sante1 on Thu Mar 30 04:45:29 EDT 2017 Une solution grâce au #volontariat du #service #civique pour les malades d'#Alzheimer https://t.co/PmqQLemo49 https://t.co/cehf6xG17w
From @DerBajazzo on Thu Mar 30 04:45:28 EDT 2017 RT @spectatorindex: PREDICTION: Chances of being next President of France Macron: 65% Le Pen: 30% Fillon: 5% Mélenchon: 0% Hamon: 0% https?
From @Th_VALLAT on Thu Mar 30 04:45:28 EDT 2017 Français d'origine africaine : la France a besoin de vos talents pour continuer à rayonner dans le monde? https://t.co/hCyxfkTouh
From @sorchajb1 on Thu Mar 30 04:45:28 EDT 2017 Really cannot wait for France can it be June already ?
From @Prestatoolbox on Thu Mar 30 04:45:28 EDT 2017 RT @MeetLima: We're hiring a Python backend / backoffice developer (Paris, France). Interesting job, lots of responsibilities: https://t.co?
From @cathyjun1 on Thu Mar 30 04:45:28 EDT 2017 RT @FlorianBardou: @AnaisCondomines Communauté de l'Emmanuel plutôt complaisante avec l'asso catholique Courage (selon sources) https://t.c?
From @MariaJesusArana on Thu Mar 30 04:45:27 EDT 2017 La asociación 'France Europea' visita la Región para conocer los ciclos formativos de la rama agrícola y ganadera https://t.co/cp3qh7iwMp
From @LucienPorteur on Thu Mar 30 04:45:27 EDT 2017 RT @RTenfrancais: Peut-être que votre banque finance les colonies en #Palestine, explications ?? https://t.co/34cZx0GQyN
From @paldama on Thu Mar 30 04:45:27 EDT 2017 "La politique c'est comme un match France/All Blacks : on perd 8 fois sur 10, mais quand on gagne, c'est avec panac? https://t.co/vLw7UTjzg0
From @ReutersWorld on Thu Mar 30 04:45:26 EDT 2017 Majority of French want Socialist Hamon to bow out of election race: poll https://t.co/HhkJ889aP2
From @MHLAMBOLEY on Thu Mar 30 04:45:26 EDT 2017 RT @Le_Figaro: Alerte enlèvement : un prisonnier en fuite a kidnappé son fils à Clermont-Ferrand https://t.co/8AkTZBOVt2 https://t.co/lhDYn?
From @SKYFALL13013 on Thu Mar 30 04:45:26 EDT 2017 RT @spectatorindex: PREDICTION: Chances of being next President of France Macron: 65% Le Pen: 30% Fillon: 5% Mélenchon: 0% Hamon: 0% https?
From @SmilyFace_M on Thu Mar 30 04:45:26 EDT 2017 RT @EdSheeranFR: 7 JOURS ? avant l'unique concert d'Ed Sheeran en France ! Si vous avez des questions, n'hésitez pas à nous les envoyer par?
From @iFortknox on Thu Mar 30 04:45:26 EDT 2017 RT @spectatorindex: PREDICTION: Chances of being next President of France Macron: 65% Le Pen: 30% Fillon: 5% Mélenchon: 0% Hamon: 0% https?