Area Total 643,801 sq km
Climate metropolitan France: generally cool winters and mild summers, but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean
Natural Resources coal, iron ore, bauxite, zinc uranium, antimony, arsenic, potash, feldspar, fluorspar, gypsum, timber, arable land, fish
Imports Germany 18.5%, Belgium 10.2%, Netherlands 8.3%, Italy 7.9%, Spain 7.1%, UK 5.3%, US 5.2%, China 5.1% (2017) – machinery and equipment, vehicles, crude oil, aircraft, plastics, chemicals
Government semi-presidential republic
Capital Paris
Population 49.3 million (July 2018 est.)
Ethnicity Celtic and Latin with Teutonic, Slavic, North African, Indochinese, Basque minorities
Language French (official) 100%, declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish, Occitan, Picard)
Exports Germany 14.8%, Spain 7.7%, Italy 7.5%, US 7.2%, Belgium 7%, UK 6.7% (2017) – machinery and transportation equipment, aircraft, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceutical products, iron and steel, beverages

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