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France is one of the largest
countries in Europe by area (547,030 sq km)
and population size (63,713,926
It has 4 islands that make up part of the country but are not actually in
Europe, these are Guadeloupe, French Guyana, Martinique and Reunion.
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France is also part of the European Union, a political union of most of the countries in Europe. These countries have joined together to trade together, increase prosperity and improve the lives of the people who live in those countries. Although there are clear differences between the UK and France, including culture, food and language, the countries have a shared history and many things in common. France is a brilliant country to use to study Geography because of it's politics, climate ranging from maritime (like we have in Britain) to Mediterranean on the South Coast, and stunning physical Geography. Europe's highest peak, Mont Blanc, is in France, France has 3 mountain ranges and huge rivers.
CIA factbook on France
Explore France on the Google map opposite
Play some France Geography games
Play a game about French Cities
Watch the 2 videos – list as many reasons as possible to go to France
What environments do you see on the Tour de France Video? Add them to the Venn diagram below