France Vacations and Tourism Guide
Who was there
Surface:The total area of the country is 643,427 sq km.
Population: France has a population of about 64,102,140, with the dominant ethnic groups being Celtic, Latin with Teutonic, Slavic and North African.
System of government: France has a semi-presidential unitary republic government.
Capital: Paris, with around 12,067,000 inhabitants, is the capital city.
Religion: Roman Catholicism is the dominant religion.
Official Language: French is the official language of the country.
Government: France has a semi-presidential unitary republic government.
Climate: The south-east region has a Mediterranean climate; the west, an oceanic climate; and the mainland, a continental climate.
Units of measure and electricity: France follows the International System of Units and the official electricity unit is 230V, 50Hz.
Time Zone: The French time zone is CET (GMT + 1).
Currency: Euro (1 € = 1.35 USD).
Travel documents required: A visa is essential for travelling to France, albeit visitors from Europe do not need one for periods shorter than 90 days.