France

April Kwon

Fast Facts

The continent of France is Europe, and the capital of France is Paris. The population is about 66,553,766. The area is 248,573 sq.mile. People who live in France mostly speak French. Their religions are Christianity, and Roman Catholic. The distance between Paris (the capital of France) and Washington D.C. is 3845.46 miles (618,867 kilometers).

The Arts

French litature, art, and architecture have greatly influenced the modern world. France is home to world's best art museums. Famous examples of French architecture include the Eiffel Tower.

Holidays

There are many holidays in France that we might not celebrate. They celebrate Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday). They celebrate this holiday with parades, costumes, and parties. They also celebrate Catholic holidays such as Ascension Pentecost, Assumption (August 15) and All Saint's Day.

Housing

After the second World War, many people were homeless, but beginning in the 1960's, the federal government built cheap buildings for poor families. But not many of the cheap buildings are being torn down to build more attractive homes.

Personal Appearance

In general, French people take great care of dressing. Parisians dress more formally than people in other cities. In the Southern region of France, dress is more casual but not less stylish. Most French women value a natural look and wear very little makeup.

Things I want to see

I would like to see the Eiffel Tower. After the construction was finished in 1889, more than 200 million people visited it. it is located along the Seine River. It is the most recognizable landmark in France. After dark, on the hour for 10 minutes each hour, the Eiffel Tower sparkles with lights.

Sources

France.ProQuest,2015.CultureGrams Online Edition.Web.10 Nov.2015

Eiffel Tower at Night. 2007. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2015. Web. 13 Nov 2015.

France: Flag. 2015. ProQuest

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