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France, officially the French Republic, is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in Western Europe and that also comprises various overseas islands and territories located in other continents. Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. French people often refer to Metropolitan France as L'Hexagone (The "Hexagon") because of the geometric shape of its territory.

France is bordered by Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra, and Spain. Due to its overseas departments, France also shares land borders with Brazil and Suriname (bordering French Guiana), and the Netherlands Antilles (bordering Saint-Martin). France is also linked to the United Kingdom by the Channel Tunnel, which passes underneath the English Channel.

The French Republic is a democracy organised as a unitary semi-presidential republic. Its main ideals are expressed in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. In the 18th and 19th centuries, France built one of the largest colonial empires of the time, stretching across West Africa and Southeast Asia, prominently influencing the cultures and politics of the regions. France is a developed country with the sixth-largest economy in the world. France is the most visited country in the world, receiving over 79 million foreign tourists annually (including business visitors, but excluding people staying less than 24 hours in France). France is one of the founding members of the European Union, and has the largest land area of all members. France is also a founding member of the United Nations, and a member of the Francophonie, the G8, and the Latin Union. It is one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council; it is also an acknowledged nuclear power.

The name France originates from the Franks (Francs) , a Germanic tribe that occupied northern Europe after the fall of the Western Roman Empire. More precisely, the region around Paris, called Ile-de-France, was the original French royal demesne. The first King of the Franks, Clovis, is regarded as the forefather of the French kings.

National holidays of France

Sunday, January 01, 2017

New Year

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Christmas

Friday, March 03, 2017

Grandmothers Day

Monday, March 20, 2017

International Francophony Day

Friday, March 31, 2017

Easter

Saturday, April 01, 2017

April Fools Day

Monday, May 01, 2017

Labour Day

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Ascension Day

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Music day

Friday, July 14, 2017

Bastille day

Monday, October 16, 2017

Reading Day

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Chestnut Day

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

All Saints Day

Saturday, November 11, 2017

St Martins Day

Memory Day

Saturday, November 11, 2017

St Martins Day

Memory Day

Monday, November 20, 2017

New Beaujolais Feast

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

St. Nicolas Day

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