France is formerly known as French Republic. It is a Transcontinental Country which has its major territory in the Western Europe while the rest is spread in several overseas areas. The main France is located between the Mediterranean Sea and English Channel on one side. The other extent of this country is between North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The other territories of France include French Guiana and many islands in the different oceans. Paris is the capital city as well as the largest city of the country. This is also the main cultural and commercial hub which makes it world famous.
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In the Iron Age, France was inhabited by Celtic people who were conquered by Germanic Franks. This country rose to power in the later Middle Age as it emerged victorious in Hundred Year's war. After the age of Renaissance, France becomes a colonial power under Louis XIV. Eighteenth century witnessed French Revolution. It leads to the composition of “declaration of the man and the citizens”. This declaration includes the ideals of this country. In the 19th century Napoleon ruled this country. It was the major participant in the world wars. When the fifth Republic was formed in 1958, the colonies of the country become independent.
This country has the total population of 66.7 million. The main region of France known as Metropolitan France has the population of 64.5 million by June 2016. The population density is 116 persons per square kilo-meter. Being a developed country it has high rate of population growth. The average population growth has been 0.6% per year. Majority of the French people belong to Celtic origin called Gauls. In addition to this, there are Latins and Germanic groups. There is also huge portion of immigrants that makes it multicultural country.
Most of France is situated in oceanic area but its climate is not uniform. The coastal strip has varied climate in terms of its location. For example- the south is warmer than the north. The north experiences semi-continental climate. The river basins have rainfall in autumns and has semi-oceanic climate. The overseas regions have range of climate according to their location. Some have tropical and equatorial while others has subbed polar climate.
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