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Transcript of France ♥
Some of the finest and most expensive types of perfume are French. They include Chanel, Dior and L'Oreal. Perfume has been a major industry in France since the 1920's and the French started to produce perfumes during the 16th century. The scents they get are extracted from flowers such as lavender. The reason they are able to produce so much perfume is because they have surplus of lavender. France's Top Trading Partners
4. United Kingdom
6. United States
10. Russia Food
Food - France is also famous for their food. They have tons of food items such as creme brûlée, escargot, crepes, croissants and fruit tarts. Doesn't that sound delicious? Well, just not the escargot. An important part of French food is bread. It is served during every meal and the French serve it with other delightful delicacies. Another equally important beverage for adults is wine and champagne. Wine and champagne has been an important part of France's daily diet since the sixteenth century. The annual citrus fruit festival in Menton is very amusing to see. The people that compose these structures are beyond talented. Let's see these beautiful buildings.
France is in the continent of Europe. France has incredible landscapes and it has about every type of terrain, besides deserts. France has a wide variety of physical aspects, so let's get to it. Total Land Size: The total land size of France is 547,030 km². It isn't a very massive country compared to Canada.
Major Landform Regions: There are various landform regions in France. Corsica is one of them. It’s an island near the Mediterranean Sea. This island is very mountainous with mountains reaching over two thousand metres. It has the most rivers than any French island as well. Massif Central is a volcanic area. It is surrounded by down reaching alleyways and crowded canyons. It stretches all the way to Mediterranean Sea. It also consists of tall mountains. Another landform region is the Loire (a river). It flows over 650 miles, making it the longest river in France. It represents more than a fifth of France’s land area! Provinces or States: France is divided up into 40 provinces.
Climate: France’s climate is temperate, similar to the weather we get here in Canada, the only exception being some of the islands that are tropical. France does receive all four seasons, but none of them are classified as extreme. They receive an ample amount of rain and they get plenty hours of sunshine in the summer.
Other Interesting Physical Features: 25% of France is covered in forests. It is the most timbered country in Europe. France has 150 lakes. In southern France, they don’t receive any rain for up to 2 months. France is the second largest country in Europe. France's Physical Aspects Economic France has a highly industrialized economic system. It has an abundant amount of different billion dollar
industries. So let's explore some of them. Total GDP per Capita: $35,600
Type of Money: As of January, 1, 2002, France along with eleven other nations in the European Union started using the euro. The euro replaced the previous currency which was the franc. Imports Exports -wine &
champagne -oil -iron & steel -automobile
equipment -computers -aircraft -petroleum -plastics &
chemicals -electronics -automobile
components -chemicals -agricultural
products In 2011, France imported 688 billion dollars worth of products.
And they exported only 587 billion dollars worth of products.
France is Canada's eighth largest trading partner. France exports goods such as aeronautics, electronics wine and automobile equipment to Canada. France imports iron ore, aircraft parts and vehicle parts from Canada. Tourism Spots: France is the most popular tourist destination in the world with about 67 million foreign tourists visiting France each year. No matter where you go in France, there will always be people moving around you to get to the next tourist attraction. There are several tourist attractions but the most famous ones are the well-known Eiffel Tower, the beautiful Arc De Triomphe, Le Pont d'Avignon and Notre Dame. Arc de Triomphe means triumphal arch, Le Pont d’Avignon means Bridge Avignon, and Notre Dame is a cathedral and its name means Our Lady. Social k Fahaha Fashion
Paris is known as the fashion capital of the world. Including designers such as Coco Chanel, Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton. Back in the days of France fashion the trends were long veils, puffy shoulder dresses and grand flower hats. But now in the 20th century the trends have changed drastically. Now there are the designer handbags, 5 inch high heels and for the younger boys it’s all about the Varsity Celebrations and Holidays
Bastille Day is celebrated on July 14th in France. This day celebrates the storming of the Bastille and the start of the French Revolution. Bastille Day is celebrated with parades, fireworks and large festivals. The background of this holiday is the Bastille was a prison in France once people over taken the prison. The following people felt the king had no power over them. The people fought for their freedom. Easter in France is another large celebration. From the Thursday before Good Friday until Easter Sunday no bells are rung, and when the ringing of the bell continues everyone hug and kiss. As well on April fool’s Day, children pin drawings of fish on adult’s backs and run away yelling Poisson D’avril. Other national holidays include Labor Day on May 1st and Victory Day on May 8th to celebrate the end of World War II. Religion
Religion in France has over three quarter of French people who are Roman Catholics. Roman Catholicism has been the denominate religion in France for a number of years. There are also over three million French people who worship the religion of Muslims. Many other religions in France include Judaism, Protestants and a small number of Hindus and Buddhists. In Paris you will find some of the most renowned Catholic churches such as Notre Dame (Our Lady). Art
In the nineteenth century, France was the center of European art. This also included famous artists such as Claude Monet, Edgar Degas and Camille Pissaro. France also has a diverse architectural heritage. France is also well known for its amazing museums such as The Mona Lisa painting painted by the famous Italian painter Leonardo Da Vinci. The Mona Lisa is placed in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. Impressionism is a highly used art form in France. Impressionists used paint to explore light and shadow. This art form got its name from a painting by Claude Monet called Impression, Sunrise. Music
Music in France is surrounded by two major parts opera and classical music. The most celebrated classical music era from France is known as the Romantic Era, which closely resembles the period of Romantic French literature and poetry. The first operas appeared in France during the mid-17th century. During the reign of Louis the 14th Italian-style opera began to flourish in France. In the 20th century, music in France took a turn for the modern, much as music did in many regions of the world. Sports
Canadians and Americans call it soccer. But around the world it is known as football. Football is a highly commonly played sport in the country of France. Tennis is also among the popular sports in France. In fact, every year during the spring the best tennis players in the world gather together to test their skills in Tennis. Of course one cannot discuss sports without mentioning the internationally well-known Tour De France. This cycling event takes place each July and lasts three grueling weeks. While it’s true that Lance Armstrong won the amazing seven Tour De France cycling race competitions. This presentation is generously
sponsored by the one and only
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right: Ms. Menard Political Government
France is a Republic country with democratically elected government. The president is head of state and is elected for five years at a term. In France the president can be elected for an unlimited number of terms. The president of France is Francois Hollande. Parliament is made up of two houses. The National Assembly has over 500 members, deputies. The Senate has over 300 members, called senators. The National Assembly deputies are elected by people over the age of 18. Flag
The French flag features three equal bands of blue, white, and red. The bands are vertical and the blue band is featured to the hoist side. The three colors of the French flag represent different parts of French life and history. Blue is the color of Saint Martin, a rich army officer who ripped his coat in half and gave half to a street beggar in the snow. White is the color of the Virgin Mary a French hero. Red is also the color of Saint Denis, the patron saint of Paris. The French tricolor was officially adopted on February 15, 1794. The French flag was designed by Jacques-Louis David.