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French Republic

République française  (French)
Flag of France
'Motto: 
"Liberty, Equality, Fraternity"
Anthem: 
'
EU-France (orthographic projection).svg
EU-France.svg
Location of  metropolitan France  (dark green)

– on the European continent  (green & dark grey)
– in the European Union  (green)

(Note the overseas department of French Guiana highlighted on the extreme lefthand side of the globe image.)
Location of the territory of the French Republic (red)Adélie Land (Antarctic claim; hatched)
  • Location of the territory of the French Republic (red)
  • Adélie Land (Antarctic claim; hatched)
Capital
and largest city
Paris
48°51′N 2°21′E / 48.850°N 2.350°E / 48.850; 2.350
French
Nationality (2018)
Religion
(2017
)
Demonym(s)French
GovernmentUnitary semi-presidential constitutional republic
• President
Emmanuel Macron
Jean Castex
Gérard Larcher
Richard Ferrand
LegislatureParliament
Senate
National Assembly
Establishment
• Baptism of Clovis I
25 December 496
• Treaty of VerdunInvalid <ref> tag; refs with no name must have content
August 843
22 September 1792
• Founded the EECInvalid <ref> tag; refs with no name must have content
1 January 1958
• Current constitutionInvalid <ref> tag; refs with no name must have content
4 October 1958
Area
• Total
640,679 km
2
(247,368 sq mi)
(42nd)
551,695 km
2
(213,011 sq mi)
(50th)
• Metropolitan France (Cadastre)
543,940.9 km
2
(210,016.8 sq mi)
(50th)
Population
• June 2020 estimate
Increase 67,081,000
(20th)
• Density
104/km
2
(270/sq mi) (106th)
• Metropolitan France, estimate as of June 2020
Increase 64,910,000
(22nd)
• Density
116/km
2
(300.4/sq mi) (89th)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
Increase $3.061 trillion
(10th)
• Per capita
Increase $47,223
(26th)
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
Decrease $2.707 trillion
(7th)
• Per capita
Decrease $41,761
(22nd)
Gini (2018) 28.5

low
HDI (2018)Increase 0.891

very high · 26th
Currency
Time zoneUTC+1 (Central European Time)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+2 (Central European Summer Time
)
Note: various other time zones are observed in overseas France.


Although France is located in Western European Time/UTC (Z) zone, since 25 February 1940, upon WW2 German occupation, Central European Time/UTC+1 was enforced (without reversal to this day) as standard time, with a +0:50:39 offset (and +1:50:39 during DST) from Paris LMT (UTC+0:09:21).
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy (AD)
Driving sideright
Calling code+33
ISO 3166 codeFR
Internet TLD.fr
Source gives area of metropolitan France as 551,500 km2 (212,900 sq mi) and lists overseas regions separately, whose areas sum to 89,179 km2 (34,432 sq mi). Adding these give the total shown here for the entire French Republic. view more...

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