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This modern and developed country is a leading economy of Europe. France is popular not only as a tourist destination, but also as a diverse country in terms of geography. For ages, France has been the perfect honeymoon destination for couples who want to enjoy their honeymoon in the lovely locales of Paris and other beautiful cities of France.
France or the French Republic functions as a semi-presidential representative democratic republic government with President being the chief of state and Prime Minister being the head of government.
France is located in Western Europe with the Bay of Biscay and English Channel bordering the country. France shares its border with neighboring countries like Andorra, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Luxembourg and Monaco. The geographical coordinates of France range between 48 52 N, 2 20 E. Two thirds of the country is surrounded by mountains and hills.
Tourism in France
France is a dream destination for most people across globe. This country is a jewel of Europe and uncountable travelers from far and wide comes to visit France every year. Everything about France is unique and fascinating, be it the lovely gardens with mesmerizing flowers, the grand palace of Versailles, the café culture of the cities, 19th century mansions, majestic museums holding years of history, art and culture of the country and much more. Adding to this list is the wonderful feast of French food and wine that also does a large part in wooing tourists for long stays in France.
Some of the top attractions of France from the unending list of interesting sights and scenes of the country include Disneyland, the Louvre, the Eiffel tower, the Georges Pompidou centre and museum of art, Château de Versailles, and Orsay museum amongst others.
Culture and people
More than 75% of the French population resides in cities. France has a great ethnic diversity in its population. The language spoken in general is French along with other regional dialects and languages. Almost 80% of French people are Roman Catholics, the largest religion in the country. Small percentage of Protestants, Muslims, Jews and others also exist.
Trade and commerce
The economy of France leads as strongest leaders in the world in many sectors. French economy is one of the leading in sectors such as telecom, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, hospitality, automotive, aerospace and so on. In fact, agriculture, defense, power and insurance are also prominent and leading sectors of the country, thereby contributing to the economy to a large extent. Above all, tourism is undeniably another very important industry of France as over 75 million international tourist visit France every year and the country earns third largest revenue in the world from its tourism industry.
Various export items of the country include machinery, aircraft, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, iron and steel, beverages and much more. These products get exported to countries like Germany, Italy, Belgium, Spain, UK, US and Netherlands.