Nickname: the hexagon


¨The French have no problems of identity. They know who they are and can't imagine wanting to be like anybody else.¨
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northern france

Lille: since the late 1800s, the availability of coal for fuel

Paris: in the center of paris basin, on the banks of the seine , lies paris, the economic, political, and cultural capital of france

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southwest france

wine grapes are produced here

Bordeaux: has given its name to the whole wine crop of the region.

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southern france

the tallest peak in the alps rises 15,771 feet

alps are the long range of towering, snowcapped mts, they built a carriage road under mont blanc

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the mediterranean

the riviera attracts millions of tourists each year. It is also known as the Cote d' Azurthe.

cities: cannes, nice, and saint-tropez

marseille is the busiest seaport in france and the second most active in all of western europe

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east france

rhine river is europes busiest waterway

resources: two rhine valley provinces with rich natural resources

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france history

france was know as Gaul when the romans conquered it

charlemagne was the king of the franks an controlled a huge empire known as the holy roman empire

the united states had helped them out

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language and culture

they speak french it became the language because the french kings expanded their control and decreed the language of paris become the language of all the lands they ruled

dialect: variations of a language that are unique to a region or community