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Transcript of France
Monetary Unit: Euro
Flag & National Anthem
Paris *the capital*
June 5, 2015
By: Meera Jagota
France is located in Europe in the northern hemisphere and also eastern and western. It is between countries like Italy, Spain, and Belgium. France is 247,367 miles squared.
The colors represent liberty, equality, and fraternity. In the French Revolution, the "ancient French color" of white was combined with blue and red colors of Parisian militia.
Iron and steel
Merci d'avoir regardé!
THANK YOU FOR WATCHING!
Exchange Rate to US $- $1.12
The type of government is republic. The modern-day president of France is Francois Hollande. The literacy rate is 99% and current population is 66.03 million.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)- $42,503.30
The main religion in France is Roman Catholic.
Roman Catholic- 83-88 or 88%-92%
* ahem * google translate
Mountains, Lakes, Deserts
Lac de Vallon
Comment vous confondez personnes
Emma Watson was born in Paris and is an actress.
David Guetta is a french disc jockey and record producer.
Coco Chanel was a fashion designer
Andre the Giant was a wrestler.
January 1st- New Year's Day
April 3rd- Good Friday
April 5th- Easter
May 1st- Labor Day
May 8th- WWII Victory Day
July 14th- Bastille Day
December 26- Sir Stephen's Day
Railways- France has the 2nd largest European railway network
Inland Waterways- Mostly used to ship heavy items.
Cycling *Tour De France
1939- World War ll
France declared war on Germany
1944- Paris is freed
from German occupation
Top 3 Tourist Sites
1969- France gives up their control on Algeria, Africa
2012- François Hollande is elected president.
1. Eiffel Tower
2. Louvre Museum
3. Palace of Versailles
*no big deserts
France is the most visited country in the world
Paris was once a Roman city called "Lutetia"
There is only one stop sign in Paris
One of the many coffee shops in France makes your coffee more expensive if you don't say "Hello" and "Please"
Potatoes were illegal in France in 1748- 1772
chemical battery in 1800
wooden bicycle in 1790
hot air balloon in 1782
mayonnaise in 1756
metric system in 1790
parachute in 1783
"lead" pencil (doesn't contain lead) in 1564