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France, or the French Republic (its official name) is a country which is situated in Western Europe, but it also has a number of islands and territories located overseas. Itâ€™s one of the countries that are part of the European Union. Franceâ€™s neighbors are Luxembourg, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Monaco, Switzerland, Spain and Andorra.
France has a total population of 65 million people, while the country has a total surface of 674,843 sq. km. The official language of the country is French and the countryâ€™s currency is the Euro.
Out of all the countries of the European Union, France is the largest, as far as the area is concerned. A large and developed country, France has the fifth biggest economy in the world as nominal GDP, and eighth as far as the purchasing power parity is concerned. France is a huge tourist destination, with over 82 million people visiting this country every year.