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    Famous French

    How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?

    Charles de Gaulle

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    What a croc

    A crocodile farm near Montelimar maintains tropical conditions by using hot water provided by the nearby Tricastin Nuclear Power Plant. Asking for trouble…

  • France Flag
    Know Your Flag

    Prior to the French Revolution and introduction of the tricolor, France had traditionally been represented by a plain white flag - a sign of purity and strength.

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    Invent Yourself

    Famous French inventions include the calculator, the hot air balloon, the airship, the parachute, the submarine, the ambulance service, photography, animation, and cinema.

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    More Info

    81 million people visited France in 2012 - that’s more than its entire population. Find out why!

Fast Facts

  • Official Name: Republic of France
  • Capital: Paris
  • Population: 66 million
  • Official Language: French
  • Currency: Euro
  • Government Type: Republic
  • Academic Year
    Semester 1: September - December
    Semester 2: February to May 

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