a country in western Europe, on the Atlantic Ocean; population 64,420,100 (est. 2009); capital, Paris; official language, French.
Location of metropolitan France (dark green). – in Europe (green & dark grey) – in the European Union (green). Location of the territory of the French Republic (red)Adélie Land (Antarctic claim. Location of the territory of the French Republic (red); Adélie Land (Antarctic claim; hatched). Capital and largest city, Paris