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France

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Transcript of France

Location
France is located in Western Europe, and it borders the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Mediterranean to the south. Spain is the land to the south of France, and multiple countries including Germany are to the east.
Countries that border France to the east include Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. To the south, France borders Andorra and Spain. France also borders the small country called Monaco. The island of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea is to the southeast, and it is technically part of France. The waters to the west of France are called the Bay of Biscay. The country of England lies to the north, and in between there is the English Channel. Austria and the Netherlands do not border France, but they are close by. France’s location near the Mediterranean Sea makes for mild winters and hot summers along the parts of the country that border the sea. The rest of the country tends to have cool winters and mild summers. A cool, dry wind called a mistral blows northerly through the country. France is generally flat, though there are some rolling hills in the northern and western areas of the country. Parts of the country are also mountainous, including the Alps in the east. -Ask.com
French Food.
France's Flag

France is the most visited country in the world: 83 million tourists in 2012.
There's a Coffee Shop in France where not saying "hello" and "please" makes your coffee more expensive.
France was the first to introduce the license plate
Fun Facts
Lois X1X was king of France for only 20 minutes
Fun facts
Fun facts
In France, you can marry a dead person.
Fun Facts


Potatoes were illegal in France between 1748 and 1772.
In France, it's illegal to name a pig "Napoleon".
Fun Facts
France once controlled more
than 8% of the world's land.
The French government gives medals to citizens who have "successfully raised several children with dignity."


France's
flag
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The French flag was officially adopted on February 15, 1794.
The flag - the tricolore - consists of three vertical bands of equal width, displaying the country's
national colors: blue, white and red. The blue band is positioned nearest the flag-staff, the white in the middle, and the red on the outside.
Red, white and blue have come to represent liberty, equality and fraternity - the ideals of the French Revolution. Blue and red are also the time-honored colors of Paris, while white is the color of the Royal House of Bourbon.

France's Death RAte
France's Birth Rate
Year: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
France: 9.14 9.09 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.08 9.14 8.55 8.48 8.56 8.65 8.76 8.85


Year: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
France: 12.27 12.1 11.94 12.54 12.34 12.15 11.99 12.91 12.73 12.57 12.43 12.29 12.7
Culture
Most people associate French culture with Paris, which is a center of fashion, cuisine, art and architecture, but life outside of the City of Lights is very different and varies by region. Historically, the French culture was influenced by Celtic and Gallo-Roman cultures as well as the Franks, a Germanic tribe.
3.01 births per woman (2014)
http://www.france.fr/en/regions-and-cities/french-regions.html
Cultural Region
Cultural traits
Modern France evolved from a number of provinces and overseas colonies being incorporated into its geographical and political structure. Prior to the 20th century, a large patchwork of local customs and regional differences existed, with different regional languages meaning the vast majority of the population could understand neither the language in which political debates and administrative documents were communicated, nor that used by people from other regions. The French Third Republic (1870–1940) encouraged the suppression of regional languages through mandatory military service and a centralised national educational system though, despite this effort, regional differences are still celebrated today. This is best exemplified by the French notion of 'terroir', which maintains that things are embodied by a sense of place, created by the effects of the local environment.
Constipation
How their culture effects French food.
Who hasn't eaten a French baguette before? In France, most people go to the boulangerie, and get their bread fresh or bake it fresh on a daily basis. Bread is eaten with chocolate or with cheese. In the morning, you might have pain au chocolat avec café ''(bread with chocolate and coffee) or in the evening you might take your bread with wine at your meal.
The Eiffel Tower is a symbol within France. The Eiffel Tower attracts tourist to France. The tourist will eventually get hungry so they will eat at a restaurant or drink at a coffee shop. The tourist affect their food by the comments they leave about it and if they don't like they way it was prepared then the chief might get a little mad,because French people are not the kindest people you could ever meet.
Symbol
Government
France has a republican government. That means that the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them.
Frances Ethnocentrism
The people in France have the rights to vote for who they want. For an Example François Hollande got voted to be president by the citizens of france.
Substance farming.
France is an Ethnocentric country.
Meaning:
evaluation of other cultures according to preconceptions originating in the standards and customs of one's own culture.
France has a substansce farming country.
That means that the people there grow enough food to feed their own family.
French foods include:
Snails,
crapes,
crescent roles.
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