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Paris - Location Western Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay and English Channel, between Belgium and Spain, southeast of the UK; bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy and Spain
Area - Total 547,030 sq km
Area - Land 545,630 sq km

Note: includes only metropolitan France; excludes the overseas administrative divisions
water: 1,400 sq km

Area - Water 1400 sq km
Geographic Coordinates 46 00 N, 2 00 E
Coastline 3,427 km
Elevation Highest Mont Blanc 4,807 m 
Elevation Lowest Rhone River delta -2 m
Birth rate 12.34  births/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Death rate 9.06 deaths/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Life expectancy - Male 75.8 years
Life expectancy - Female 83.27 years (2004 est.)
Languages French 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish)
Independence 486 (unified by Clovis)
Flag Description Three equal vertical bands of blue (hoist side), white, and red; known as the French Tricouleur (Tricolor); the design and/or colors are similar to a number of other flags, including those of Belgium, Chad, Ireland, Cote d'Ivoire, Luxembourg, and Netherlands; the official flag for all French dependent areas 
Internet Code .fr
Airports 477  (2003 est.)
Bordering Countries Andorra, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Spain, Switzerland
Records Highest mountain in West Europe = Mont Blanc (the Alps ; 4810 m).
2nd longest tunnel in the world = Eurotunnel (France-England ; 49.9 Km).
The Tower Eiffel has got 200 M visitors from 1889 to 2002 (world record for a monument with admission charge).
Official world record of human longevity = Jeanne Calment (died in 1997 at the age of 122 y and 165 days).

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