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France is a country located on the western edge of Europe, bordered by the Bay of Biscay (North Atlantic Ocean) in west, by the English Channel in north west, by the North Sea in north, by Belgium and Luxembourg in north east, by Germany, Switzerland and Italy in east, by the Mediterranean Sea, Monaco, Spain and Andorra in south. France shares also maritime borders with the United Kingdom.

Since 1994 France and the UK are connected by the Channel Tunnel, a 50.5 km (31.4 mi) undersea rail tunnel linking Folkestone in Kent, UK with Coquelles, Pas-de-Calais, near Calais in northern France.

With an area of 551,500 km² Metropolitan France is more than twice the size of the United Kingdom or more than twice the size of the U.S. state Colorado.

France has a population of 66.6 million people (est. 2016); 64.5 million people in Metropolitan France and 2.1 million in its overseas regions.
Largest city and capital is Paris. Spoken language is French (official).

Map is showing Metropolitan France, that is the French mainland and the island of Corsica. Depicted on the map is the country with international borders, the national capital Paris, region capitals, major cities, main roads, and major airports.

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Airports:
Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, also known as Rossy Airport (IATA code: CDG), located in the vicinity of Paris is the largest and busiest airport in France. Paris-Orly Airport (IATA code: ORY) located south of Paris is the busiest French airport for domestic traffic.

Major Seaports:
France has several major seaports, largest port is Marseille, followed by Le Havre, Dunkirk, and Nantes/Saint-Nazaire.
 
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Cities and Towns in France:

The Map shows the location of following French cities:

Agen, Aix-en-Provence, Ajaccio, Alençon, Alès, Amiens, Angers, Angoulême, Annecy, Arcachon, Arles, Arras, Auch, Aurillac, Auxerre, Avallon, Avignon, Bastia, Bayonne, Beaune, Beauvais, Belfort, Besançon, Biarritz, Bonifacio, Bordeaux, Bourg-, Bourges, Bressuire, Brest, Brive-la-, Béziers, Caen, Calais, Calvi, Cannes, Carcassone, Castres, Chambéry, Cherbourg, Châlons-en-Champagne, Clermont-Ferrand, Colmar, Corte, Dieppe, Dijon, Douarnenez, Dunkirk, Gaillarde, Gap, Grenoble, La Rochelle, Le Havre, Le Mans, Le Puy, Lille, Limoges, Lorient, Lourdes, Lyon (capital of Rhône-Alpes region; third largest city; pop. 720,000), Marseille (major seaport and second largest city; pop. 850,000), Meaux, Metz, Montpellier, Montélimar, Moulins, Mulhouse, Nancy, Nantes, Narbonne, Nice (fifth most populous city: pop. 350,000), Nîmes, Orléans, Pamiers, Paris (capital and largest city; pop. 2.2 million), Pau, Perpignan, Poitiers, Pontarlier, Périgueux, Reims, Rennes, Riom, Roanne, Rouen, Saint-Nazaire, Saint-Dizier, Saint-Maurice, Saint-Étienne, Saintes, Sedan, St Malo, Strasbourg, Toulon, ToulouseTours, Troyes, Valence (Drôme dep.), Valenciennes, Verdun, and Versailles.
 
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