Essay on La Geographie de la France

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France is a magnificent country rich in untouched nature and splendorous mountains, rivers, lush forests, and oceans. Established in 843, the French State is opulent in history, traditions, and culture. France is the most visited country in the world and yields the world’s most succulent foods and exceptional wines; Roquefort-sur-Soulzon produces the world-famous Roquefort cheese and Champagne yields Champagne, the world-renowned sparkling wine. Agriculture and tourism are France’s prime driving forces in the economy, bringing in an astonishing 75 million foreign tourists visiting every year. With all of this combined, it is easy to see why France is a splendorous country that has millions of tourists visiting each year. Picturesque …show more content…
Evidently, France is the mecca for succulent gourmet meals and exceptional wines!

France is the largest country in Western Europe and its Overseas and Metropolitan regions stretch over 643,427 square kilometers, roughly eighty percent of the size of Texas. With a population of 62,392,846 people, it is one of the most populous countries in all of Europe. Metropolitan France, which exclusively consists of continental France and the island of Corsica, is approximately 551,500 square kilometers in area. France has a hexagonal shape and is consistently referred to as L’Hexagone–its hexagonal shape allows it to border many European countries such as Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, and Andorra. Overseas France is composed of overseas departments, territories, and collectivities; it includes territories in the three major oceans, Antarctica, and on the South American coast. Metropolitan France, on the other hand, is divided into twenty-two régions, which are then divided further into ninety-six départements (administrative political subdivisions). The départements are divided even further into 329 arrondissements (districts). Paris is well-known for its twenty arrondissements, with the city center at the first arrondissement. The arrondissements are divided into nearly 4000 cantons, which are then divided into 36,568 communes

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