France

Located on the continent Europe

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Capital: Paris

The population is 66,259,012

Climate: Warm

The language is French

The size (in square miles): is 210,668

Currency is Euro

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François Hollande

He is the president of France. He has been the president since 2012.

4 Unique Facts About France

1. France is the world's most popular tourist destination – some 83.7 million visitors arrived in France, according to the World Tourism Organisation report published in 2014, making it the world's most-visited country.


2.France is the largest country in the EU, and known as 'the hexagon' – with an area of 551,000 sq km it's almost a fifth of the EU’s total area, and due to its six-sided shape France is sometimes referred to as I'hexagone. About a quarter is covered by forest; only Sweden and Finland have more.



3.Louis XIX was the king of France for just 20 minutes, the shortest ever reign – he ascended to the French throne in July 1830 after his father Charles X abdicated, and abdicated himself 20 minutes later in favor of his nephew, the Duke of Bordeaux. He shares this record with Crown Prince Luís Filipe, who technically became king of Portugal after his father was assassinated but died from a wound 20 minutes later.


4.France was the first country in the world to ban supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food – since February 2016, shops must donate wastage to food banks or charities.