Basic Information of France

History of France
The word “France” comes from the Latin word “Francia”. Frankland and many theories assume the origin of the word Frank (Franks), one of which is the proto-German word Frankon, which translates as spear lances or repeats. It’s Frank’s weapon. It is known as Francisca. France or République française or  France [fʀɑ̃s] . Another theory based on etymology is that in ancient German the word frank was independent, in contrast to slavery. The word is still present in French, currently in French francs, until it was converted into Euro in 2002. Today, Germany also calls France Frankreich. Meaning that the kingdom of the people of Frank.

France is a centrally located country in the Western European region. It also includes islands and other lands in continental France. The mainland extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea. And from the Rhine to the Atlantic. The French are often called the hexagon (L’Hexagone) due to the physical shape of the country. France ruled by the semi-presidential system The ideology of the Declaration on the Rights of Man and of Citizens.

France borders Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra and Spain. And because France has overseas territories in possession. It is bordered by Brazil, Suriname (adjacent to French Guiana) and Sint Maarten of the Netherlands. In addition, France is also linked to the UK via the English Channel Tunnel.

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