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• France is the second largest country in
• The geographic size of France is 212,935
• Two thirds of France is made up of hills
• France is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean
and English Channel between Belgium
and Spain. Back
• France is about 80% the size of Texas.
• In France, the Alps are near the Italian and
• Mount Blanc is the highest point in France.
• Mount Blanc rises 15,771 at its highest
point in the French Alps.
• France has three main rivers, the Seine,
the Loire, and the Rhone.
• The Seine river starts in the northwest of
France and runs through Paris.
• The Seine river is 485 miles long.
• It is the second longest river in France.
• The Loire river is the longest river in
France, it is 634 miles long.
• It gets water from melting snow on the
• It flows through the Paris Basin and
• The Rhone river flows from the Swiss Alps
to the Mediterranean Sea.
• The length of the Rhone river is a little
more than 500 miles.
• The Rhone river splits in two branches
before flowing into the Mediterranean Sea.
• In the metropolitan of France they usually
have cool winters and mild summers.
• In the French Guiana it is usually hot and
• It is cool and dry from May to November.
• It is hot and rainy from November to April.
• France’s population of people is
• French is the most largely spoken
language in France, but there are many
other spoken languages.
• English, Italian, German, and Spanish are
also commonly spoken languages in
• The main religions in France are Roman
Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, and
• France is a free country, so you can
believe in any religion you want.
• This started in 1789 because of the
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of
• France was traditionally a catholic country.
• The organized role of religion stopped
during the revolution between 1780 and
• About 80% of the people in France are
• About 1 million people in France are
• In the 16th and 17th century protestants
were persecuted by the catholic
• Protestants are located mainly in northern
• There are currently 5 million people that
are Muslim in France.
• Muslim’s first started immigrating in large
numbers to France in the 1950’s and
• The Muslim community has been the
center of controversy, including the of
issue banning Muslim head scarves in
• France has had a Jewish community since
• Jewish people first gained full citizenship
• About 650,000 people in France are
• France is one of the worlds major
• The currency of France is Euros.
• 1 euro (€1) = 100 cent
• Frances is a mixed economy which is the
fifth largest in the world.
• Machinery and transportation equipment,
aircraft, plastics, chemicals,
pharmaceutical products, iron and steel,
beverages, and electronics are Frances
• Machinery and equipment, vehicles, crude
oil, aircraft, plastics, and chemicals are
Frances main imports.
• Agriculture plays a larger role in France’s
• A large portion of the value comes from
• The mountains of NW France are areas of
• Noel in France is a lot like Christmas in
• Most provinces celebrate Noel on
December 25th, but in some provinces
they start celebrating on December 6th.
• On Christmas day they have a feast called
• France’s national flag is a tricolor flag, the
colors are red, blue, and white.
• The colors of the flag mean white for the
clergy, red for the nobility and blue for the
• The flag is currently 50 percent wider than
Louis Braille- Braille printing
Rudolf Diesel- diesel engine
René Théophile Hyacinthe Laënnec-stethoscope
Barthelemy Thimonnier- sewing machine
Emile Gagnan and Jacques Cousteau-
autonomous diving suit
Nicolas Conte- process used to make pencils
Bourdon- tube pressure gauge
• Claude Monet- very famous French artist,
inventor of impressionism.
• Paul Cezanne- famous for modern art, most
paints included cubism and fauvism.
• Henri Matisse- one of the most famous French
artists, known for bright colors, and abstract
• Edgar Degas- is famous for painting dancers, he
has more than 1500 ballet dancers alone.
• Bartholdi was a French sculptor.
• He created many monumental structures
but his most famous is the Statue of
• Gustave Eiffel is famous for building the
• He built it to honor the 100th anniversary of
the French Revolution.