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  • 1. Geography of France
  • 2. GEOGRAPHY France is a country located primarily in Western Europe, but containing territory in South America, the Caribbean, and the Indian Ocean, as well as numerous territories of various status. In Europe Fance borders the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean. To the west is the Bay of Biscay, to the north is the English Channel.
  • 3. FRANCE
  • 4. AreaTotal area: 674,843 km ² (Whole territory of the French Republic, including all the overseas departments and territories, but excluding the disputed French territory of Terre Adélie in Antarctica)
  • 5. Area Metropolitan France: 551,695 km² (Metropolitan - i.e. European - France only, French National Geographic Institute data)
  • 6. Map
  • 7. Terrain Mostly flat plains or gently rolling hills in north and west. Elevation extremes: Lowest point: Rhone River Delta -2 m Highest point: Mont Blanc 4,808 m
  • 8. Terrain Land use Arable land: 33.46% Permanent crops: 2.03% Other: 64.51% (2005) Irrigated land: 26,700 km² (2003) Total renewable water resources: 189 km3 (2003)
  • 9. Natural resources Coal, iron ore, bauxite, zinc, uranium, antimony, arsenic, potash, feldspar, flourspar, gypsum, timber, fish.
  • 10. Natural hazards Flooding, avalanches, midwinter windstorms, drought, forest fires in the south near the Mediterranean, earthquakes
  • 11. Mainland European France, viewed from the NASAShuttle Topography Radar Mission
  • 12. Boundaries Land boundaries:  Total: 4082.2 km  2889 km (metropolitan), 1183 km (French Guiana) 10.2 km (Saint Martin)
  • 13. Border countries:  Andorra 56.6 km, Belgium 620 km, Germany 451 km, Italy 488 km, Luxemburg 73 km, Monaco 4.4 km, Spain 623 km, Switzerland 573 km (metropolitan)  Brazil 673 km, Suriname 510 km, 1183 km (French Guiana)  Sint Maarten 10.2 km; (Saint Martin)
  • 14. Project by Lezu Mihai – Constanta, Romania