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Carte d'identité de la France

Country Name: The French Republic
Flag: blue, white, red
National hymn: la Marseillaise
Capital City: Paris
Geographical Area: 551,000 sq km(210,025 sq miles)

Population: 58.3 million
People: 92% French, 3% North African, 2% German, 1% Breton, 2% Others
Language: French is the official language, but there are many regional dialects. Basque is spoken as a first language by some people in the southwest, and Breton by some in Brittany.
Religion: Approximately 81% Roman Catholic with a Protestant minority(2%); muslims (4.5% from new immigrate population). Almost every religion has at least some adherents.

Government: Democracy
President: Jacques Chirac

Visas: Nationals of the EU, the USA, Canada, New Zealand and Israel do not require visas to visit France.
Currency: France’s basic monetary unit is the franc (F), which is divided into 100 centimes.the Europe monetary is "Euro" (€).It will be Euro inFrance in 2002
Health risks: Your main risks are likely to be from sunburn, foot blisters, insect bites, and upset stomachs through over-eating and drinking.

Time Zone: GMT/UTC plus one hour
Electricity: 220V, 50Hz

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"Every man has two nations, and one of them is France"
Benjamin Franklin