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Country in Western Europe known for food, culture, and architecture, with a Mediterranean coast and Paris as its capital and largest city.

French flag, from France

France is one of the larger countries in , bordered by , , , , , , and . It is across the English Channel (la Manche) from the . The main language is French. The currency is the Euro. The capital and largest city is .

France is part of the European Union and is a signatory to the Schengen treaty.

The country France includes some overseas territories; for most travel-related purposes, the fact that these territories are part of France is not relevant, so a specific tag should be used instead (, , …).

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