France

by:Ema A.

Goverment

The French government is similar to America's. They have a president who can serve a 5 year term only twice. Their president appoints the cabinet and premier. The legislator is 2 parts, the national assembly and senate, who are elected. France is governed by the French constitution of 1958. So France has a democratic government.

Economics

France is a major economic power and their agriculture plays a large role. French agriculture includes livestock (cattle, hogs, poultry, and sheep) and leading crops (wheat, sugar beets, corn, barley, and potatoes). France is a major producer of wine the main city's are Burgundy, Champagne, Rhone, Loric Valleys, and Bordeaux. French's main industries are machineries, chemicals, textiles, tourism and food [especially cheese]. The French used to use franks but joined the europium union in1999 and now use euro.

Culture

In France 75% of their population lives in urban areas. In France French is the national language. Roman Catholic is 85% of France and the largest religion, though only 5% go to church. There is also becoming a large Muslim population. France has many important fashion stylists so fashion is a huge part of their culture. Foods are very important to French they savor their foods and take time to eat they sit down and eat a full meal instead of snacking. There are many French artists who are very famous so art is also very cultural to French. French also like to enjoy there spare time in cafés where they can read, draw, eat or just enjoy the company of friends.

Historical Perspective

Geography