France Maps & Info – World Atlas

Physical Map of the France showing terrain, mountain ranges, Mont Blanc, major rivers, important cities, international boundaries, etc.

France, a Western European nation that features a number of abroad territories and areas, has 640,679 km2 (247,368 sq mi).

As noticed on France’s bodily map above, the nation is partially coated central, north and west by a comparatively flat plain that is punctuated by some time-worn low rolling hills and mountains.

France Geography

Rugged cliffs entrance its shoreline alongside the English Channel. There, to the northwest of Caen, the Cotentin Peninsulashields the Channel Islands, whereas a bit additional to the west, the Brittany Peninsula juts into the Atlantic Ocean. Assorted coastal islands dot the western shoreline south of Brest, the place white-sandy seashores stretch alongside the Atlantic Ocean to the border with Spain. A number of scattered islands are discovered alongside the pebbled seashores of the Mediterranean coast. Corsica, a mountainous island and the nation’s largest island, is positioned 160 km (99 miles) southeast of Good. Mountains dominate japanese, south-central and southern France, together with the snowcapped Alps that stretch alongside its border with Italy, then on into Switzerland and throughout southern Europe. The nation’s highest level and the second-highest level in Europe are positioned right here; Mont Blanc at 15,770 ft. (4,807m) (marked on the map above).

Additional to the north, the limestone peaks of the Jura vary entrance the nation’s japanese border with Switzerland. The closely forested Vosges Mountains within the far-northeast stretch alongside the Rhine River valley. Within the far-southeast, on to the west of Good and dissected by the Verdon River, the Gorges du Verdon. This spectacular and big canyon is as much as 700 meters deep in locations and about 11 miles lengthy. Volcanic in origin, the Massif Central is a mountainous plateau divided by steep canyons and valleys. These mountains (or Massifs) stretch south towards the Mediterranean Sea. The Pyrenees, a jagged mountain vary, covers your complete southern borders with Andorra and Spain. Dozens and dozens of rivers drain the nation. The longest river in France is the Loire, at 630 miles (1,020 km) in size. Different important rivers embrace the Garonne, Lot, Rhine, Rhone Seine, every with many smaller tributaries.

Areas of France Map

France (formally, the French Republic) is split into 18 integral administrative areas (areas, singular – area).  In alphabetical order, the areas are: Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, Bretagne (Brittany), Bourgogne-Franche-Comte (Burgundy-Free County), Corse (Corsica), Centre-Val de Loire (Middle-Loire Valley), Grand Est (Grand East), Hauts-de-France (Higher France), Ile-de-France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine (New Aquitaine), Normandie (Normandy), Occitanie (Occitania), Pays de la Loire (Lands of the Loire) and Provence-Alpes-Coted’Azur.  These 13 areas are positioned in Metropolitan France within the European continent. The 5 abroad areas are: Mayotte and Reunion in Indian Ocean off the African coast; Guyane (French Guiana) is in South America; Guadeloupe and Martinique in Antilles within the Carribean Sea.

Situated within the north-central a part of the nation is Paris – the capital, the biggest and probably the most populous France. It’s a main administrative, cultural and business middle of the nation. 

The place is France?

Map showing location of France in the world.

France is a rustic positioned in North Western Europe. It’s geographically positioned each within the Northern and Japanese hemispheres of the Earth. France is bordered by 7 international locations: by Belgium and Luxembourg within the northeast; by Germany, Switzerland and Italy within the east; and by Spain and Andorra within the south. It’s also bounded by the Bay of Biscay (North Atlantic Ocean) within the west; by the English Channel within the northwest and by the Mediterranean Sea within the south. France additionally shares maritime borders with UK within the north.

[Locations of 5 overseas regions: French Guiana in Northern South America, between Brazil and Suriname, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean. Guadeloupe: Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Puerto Rico. Martinique: Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago. Mayotte: Southern Indian Ocean, island in the Mozambique Channel, about halfway between northern Madagascar and northern Mozambique. Reunion: Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar.]

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Define Map of France

Key Info

Authorized Identify French Republic
Flag of France
Capital Metropolis Paris
48 52 N, 2 20 E
Complete Space 643,801.00 km2
Land Space 640,427.00 km2
Water Space 3,374.00 km2
Inhabitants 67,059,887
Main Cities
  1. Paris (11,017,230)
  2. Lyon (1,719,268)
  3. Marseille-Aix-en-Provence (1,608,236)
  4. Lille (1,063,085)
  5. Toulouse (1,024,167)
  6. Bordeaux (968,993)
  7. Good-Cannes (942,208)
  8. Nantes (677,766)
  9. Toulon (579,095)
  10. Grenoble (527,720)
Foreign money Euros (EUR)
GDP $2.72 Trillion
GDP Per Capita $40,493.93

This web page was final up to date on February 25, 2021

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