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Fast Facts

  • Presidential republic with bicameral legislature
  • Capital city (and largest city by far): Paris
  • International student fees are currently set at €2,770 (~US$3,100) per year for bachelor’s degrees
  • Amount needed for living costs: around €9,900 (~US$11,130) per year
  • Official language: French
  • Borders with Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Andorra and Monaco
  • Most popular tourist destination in the world; in 2013, France was visited by 84.7 million people
  • Population of 67 million, of whom 2.2 million live in Paris
  • International dialing code: +33
  • Currency: Euro (€)
  • Uses Central European Time (UCT+1), shifting to Daylight Savings Time (UTC+2)
  • France produces around 400 distinct varieties of cheese (possibly more, depending on how you count them).
  • France owns a number of overseas territories, some of which – such as French Guiana in South America – are considered to be part of France, and therefore the European Union.