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France (country) is a country in Europe.

The name is used in three different ways:

  1. Metropolitan France, located in western Europe, bordered by Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra, and Spain[1]
  2. the above together with the overseas departments in Africa and the Americas; their people are French citizens, they elect members to the French Parliament and they are governed by French and European law[2]
  3. all the above together with overseas collectivities and territories; their people are also French citizens and they too elect members to the French Parliament, but they are governed by their own laws, not by French and European law[3]

In this wider sense France is in more continents than any other country (cf. List of countries spanning more than one continent), and the sun is always above the horizon somewhere within it (cf. the empire on which the sun never sets).

France may also refer to:



Film and television


See also

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  1. This sense is used by the following: the United Nations Statistics Division,[1] (lists France under Europe and overseas departments as separate countries); the International Standards Organization, [2]; World Gazetteer, [3] (omits France from list of transcontinental countries); Encyclopaedia Britannica; the internet (domain .fr)
  2. This sense is used by the following: the BBC,[4]; the CIA World Factbook, [5]
  3. Europa World Year Book, Routledge