France, which is located in Western europe, was one of the first countries to overthrow their king and set up a democracy. France is one of the most colorful and interesting countries of the world. It covers an area a little larger than the combined areas of Oregon and Nevada.
France's regions include Brittany with its wild Atalntic coastline, the Riviera on the Mediterranean Coast, the Loire Valley with its "châteaux" or country houses, the factories of Flanders, Normandy with its "Calvados" or apple brandy, and Champagne which is famous for its wines.
France has a population of 57,840,000. Its capital and largest city is Paris.
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