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France

France appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Five fuzzy French frogs Frolicked through the fields in France.

Place

France, officially the French Republic, is a unitary sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean; due to its shape, it is often referred to in French as l’Hexagone. France is one of only three countries to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. France has a population of 66 million. France is a semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the nation's largest city and the main cultural and commercial center. The Constitution of France establishes the country as secular and democratic, with its sovereignty derived from the people.

  • also known as l'Hexagone, French Republic, République française
  • founded on (57 years ago)
  • part of Europe, Western Europe
  • instance of: European country / European nation = any one of the countries occupying the European continent
  • parts:
    • Maginot Line = a fortification built before World War II to protect France's eastern border
    • Palace of Versailles / Versailles = a palace built in the 17th century for Louis XIV southwest of Paris near the city of Versailles
    • capital of France / French capital / City of Light / Paris = the capital and largest city of France
    • Avignon = a town in southeastern France on the Rhone River
    • Bordeaux = a port city in southwestern France
    • Brest = a port city in northwestern France
    • Calais = a town in northern France on the Strait of Dover that serves as a ferry port to England
    • Cannes = a port and resort city on the French Riviera
    • Chablis = a town in north central France noted for white Burgundy wines
    • Chartres = a town in northern France that is noted for its Gothic Cathedral
    • Cherbourg = a port town in northwestern France on the English Channel
    • Dijon = an industrial city in eastern France to the north of Lyons
    • Grenoble = a city in southeastern France on the Isere River
    • Le Havre = a port city in northern France on the English Channel at the mouth of the Seine
    • Lille = an industrial city in northern France near the Belgian border
    • Lyons / Lyon = a city in east-central France on the Rhone River
    • Marseilles / Marseille = a port city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean
    • Nancy = a city in northeastern France in Lorraine
    • Nantes = a port city in western France on the Loire estuary
    • Nice = a city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean
    • Orleans = a city on the Loire river in north central France
    • Rheims / Reims = a city in northeastern France to the east of Paris; scene of the coronation of most French kings
    • Toulon = a port city and naval base in southeastern France on the Mediterranean coast
    • Toulouse = a city on the Garonne River in southern France to the southeast of Bordeaux
    • Tours = an industrial city in western France on the Loire River
    • Valenciennes = a town in northeastern France long noted for its lace industry
    • Versailles = a city in north central France near Paris
    • Vichy = a town in central France (south of Paris) noted for hot mineral springs
    • Vienne = a town in south central France where is 1311-1313 the Roman Catholic Church held one of its councils
    • Riviera = a coastal area between La Spezia in Italy and Cannes in France
    • French region = a geographical subdivision of France
    • Alsatia / Alsace / Elsass = a region of northeastern France famous for its wines
    • Anjou = a former province of western France in the Loire valley
    • Aquitaine / Aquitania = a region of southwestern France between Bordeaux and the Pyrenees
    • Artois = a former province of northern France near the English Channel
    • Auvergne = a region in central France
    • Bourgogne / Burgundy = a former province of eastern France that is famous for its wines
    • Bretagne / Brittany / Breiz = a former province of northwestern France on a peninsula between the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay
    • Centre = a low-lying region in central France
    • Champagne-Ardenne / Champagne = a region of northeastern France
    • Corsica / Corse = a region of France on the island of Corsica
    • Franche-Comte = a former province of eastern France
    • Gascogne / Gascony = a region of southwestern France
    • Ile-de-France = a region of north central France including Paris and the area around it
    • Languedoc-Roussillon = a region in south central France
    • Limousin = a region of central France to the west of the Auvergne mountains
    • Lothringen / Lorraine = an eastern French region rich in iron-ore deposits
    • Midi = the southern part of France
    • Midi-Pyrenees = a region in southwestern France
    • Nord-Pas-de-Calais = a region in northeastern France
    • Pays de la Loire = an agricultural region of western France on the Bay of Biscay
    • Picardie / Picardy = a region of northern France on the English Channel
    • Poitou-Charentes / Poitou = a low-lying region of west central France on the Bay of Biscay
    • Rhone-Alpes = a mountainous region of eastern France drained by the Rhone and Saone and Isere rivers
    • Normandie / Normandy = a former province of northwestern France on the English channel
    • Orleanais = a former province of north central France
    • Provence = a former province of southeastern France
    • Savoy = a geographical region of historical importance
    • the Alps / Alps = a large mountain system in south-central Europe
    • Garonne River / Garonne = a river that rises in the Pyrenees and flows northwest to the Bay of Biscay
    • Isere River / Isere = a river in southeastern France
    • Lake Geneva / Lake Leman = a lake between southwestern Switzerland and France that is crossed from east to west by the Rhone
    • Lascaux = a cave in southwestern France that contains Paleolithic paintings
    • Loire River / Loire = the longest French river
    • Loire Valley = the valley of the Loire River where many French wines originated
    • Massif Central = a mountainous plateau in southern France that covers almost one sixth of the country
    • Meuse River / Meuse = a European river
    • Monte Bianco / Mont Blanc = the highest mountain peak in the Alps
    • Pyrenees = a chain of mountains between France and Spain
    • Rhine River / Rhein / Rhine = a major European river carrying more traffic than any other river in the world
    • Rhone River / Rhone = a major French river
    • Sambre River / Sambre = a river in western Europe that rises in northern France and flows generally east into Belgium where it joins the Meuse at Namur
    • Saone River / Saone = a river in eastern France
    • Scheldt River / Scheldt = a river that rises in France and flows northeast across Belgium and empties into the North Sea
    • Seine River / Seine = a French river that flows through the heart of Paris and then northward into the English Channel
  • member of: Common Market / EC / EEC / EU / Europe / European Community / European Economic Community / European Union = an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members; NATO / North Atlantic Treaty Organization = an international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security
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Phrases with France

  1. To France
  2. ile-de-france
  3. anatole france
  4. king of france
  5. tour de france
  6. Overseas France
  7. capital of france
  8. Metropolitan France
  9. fair-maids-of-france

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for France

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Google previewFrance Labor Laws and Regulations Handbook Volume 1 Strategic Information and Basic Regulations (2015)

by IBP, Inc.

France is a semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the nation's largest city and the main cultural and commercial center. The current Constitution of France, adopted by referendum on 4 October 1958, establishes the country as ...

Google previewFrance: Doing Business In France for Everyone Guide - Practical Information and Contacts for Success (2012)

by IBP, Inc

France is a semi- presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the nation's largest city and the main ...

Google previewOn Conceptual Modelling (2012)

Perspectives from Artificial Intelligence, Databases, and Programming Languages by M.L. Brodie, J. Mylopoulos, J.W. Schmidt

For example, FRANCE is an actor that is an atomic description, and (a COUNTRY) is an actor that is an instance description.

Google previewMerchant of Venice. As you like it. All's well that end's well. Taming of the shrew (1820)

by William Shakespeare, Thomas Bowdler

France is a dog-hole, and it no more merits The tread of a ...

Google previewThe Plays of Shakespeare, in Nine Volumes.. (1825)

by William Shakespeare

Par France is a dog-hole, ...

Google previewThe Complete Guide to Buying Property in France (2006)

by Charles Davey

France is a beautiful country, with a breathtaking array of varied landscapes and climate, and steeped in culture and history. With the advent of so many competitively priced airfares, the Channel Tunnel and the efficient and economic French ...

Google previewThe Speech of the Right Hon. C. J. F., on the Speech Delivered to the House of Commons ... Dec. 13, 1792, Commonly Called the King's Speech. With a List of Those Patriots who Divided in Favour of the People. Fourth Edition (1792)

by Charles James Fox

P Becaufe France is a Republic l And fo we are to pay in the blood and treafure of the people for a punctilio! If there are difcpntents in the kingdom l Sirs, this is the way to inflame them. It is of no confequence to any people what is the form of ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Saints, Fifth Edition Revised (2011)

by David Farmer

Patron saints of countries and towns Nicaragua James the Great Nimes, France B.V.M. NolaI Italy Paulinus of Nola Norway Magnus of Norway, Olaf Oceania Peter Chanel Orléans, France Anianus Oslo, Norway Hallvard Ostend, Belgium ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Tariffs and Trade in U.S. History: The encyclopedia (2003)

by Cynthia Clark Northrup, Elaine C. Prange Turney

Great Britain purchased the most American exports, taking in approximately twice as many American goods as the second largest trading partner, France, and more than four times as many goods as Spain or Portugal. However, American ...

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Quotes about France

If my theory of relativity proves to be correct, Germany will claim me a German, and France will claim me a citizen of the world. However, if it proves wrong, France will say I'm a German, and Germany will say that I'm a Jew. (Albert Einstein)
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Scrabble value of F4R1A1N1C3E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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