Place:France


NameFrance
Alt namesFranciasource: UN Terminology Bulletin (1993) p 52
Frankreichsource: Cassell's German Dictionary (1982) p 228
Frankrijksource: Engels Woordenboek (1987) II, 231
Françasource: Novo Dicionário Aurélio (1975) p 652
French Republicsource: Wikipedia
Galliasource: Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) p 209-211; Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 308; Times Atlas of World History (1993) p 343
Gaulsource: Times Atlas of World History (1993) p 343; Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) p 411-414
Gaulesource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) p 411-414
République Françaisesource: Britannica Book of the Year (1991) p 596; Britannica Book of the Year (1993) p 607
République françaisesource: Wikipedia
FRAsource: Abbreviation
Frankrigsource: Danish spelling
TypeNation
Coordinates46°N 2°E
Contained Places
Unknown
Bailli de Roncq
Serez sur Thimister
Stembert
Département
Ain
Aisne
Allier
Alpes-Maritimes
Ardennes
Ardèche
Ariège
Aube
Aude
Aveyron
Bas-Rhin
Basses-Alpes ( 1790 - )
Basses-Pyrénées
Bouches-du-Rhône
Calvados
Cantal
Charente
Charente-Maritime
Cher
Corrèze
Corse ( - 1975 )
Corse-du-Sud ( 1975 - )
Creuse
Côte-d'Or
Côtes-du-Nord
Deux-Sèvres
Dordogne
Doubs
Drôme
Essonne
Eure
Eure-et-Loir
Finistère ( 1790 - )
Gard
Gers
Gironde
Haut-Rhin ( 1790 - )
Haute-Corse ( 1975 - )
Haute-Garonne
Haute-Loire
Haute-Marne
Haute-Savoie
Haute-Saône
Haute-Vienne
Hautes-Alpes
Hautes-Pyrénées
Hauts-de-Seine ( 1968 - )
Hérault
Ille-et-Vilaine
Indre
Indre-et-Loire
Isère
Jura
Landes
Loir-et-Cher
Loire
Loire-Atlantique ( 1790 - )
Loiret
Lot
Lot-et-Garonne
Lozère
Maine-et-Loire
Manche
Marne
Mayenne
Meurthe-et-Moselle
Meuse
Morbihan
Moselle
Nièvre
Nord
Oise
Orne
Paris
Pas-de-Calais
Puy-de-Dôme
Pyrénées-Orientales
Rhône
Sarthe
Savoie
Saône-et-Loire
Seine-Maritime ( 1790 - )
Seine-Saint-Denis ( 1964 - )
Seine-et-Marne
Somme
Tarn
Tarn-et-Garonne
Territoire de Belfort
Val-d'Oise ( 1968 - )
Val-de-Marne ( 1968 - )
Var
Vaucluse
Vendée
Vienne
Vosges
Yonne
Yvelines
Former nation/state/empire
Boulonnais
Nemours
Saumurois
Valois
Former province
Agenais
Angoumois
Anjou
Artois
Aunis
Auxerrois
Barrois
Basse-Navarre
Berry
Bessin
Bourbonnais
Bresse
Béarn
Couserans
Franc-Lyonnais
Gascony
Gévaudan
Labourd
Lieuvin
Limousin (former province)
Lorraine (former province)
Lyonnais
Maine
Nébouzan
Orléanais
Pays d'Auge
Pays d'Ouche
Pays de Bray
Pays de Caux
Ponthieu
Périgord
Quatre-Vallées
Rouergue
Roumois
Saintonge
Soule
Touraine
Île-de-France (former province)
General region
Alsace-Lorraine
Argonne
Brenne
Cévennes
Dauphiné
Forez ( 1500 - 1600 )
Grand-Ouest
Guienne
Languedoc
Le midi
Marche
Morvan
Mâconnais
Perche
Poitou
Sénonais
Vallage
Velay
Vexin
Historical region
Albret
Bigorre
Brie
Comtat Venaissin
Flandre française
Francia
Gascogne
Normandie
Provence
Roussillon
Savoy
Septimania
Val de Loire
Région
Alsace
Aquitaine
Auvergne
Basse-Normandie
Bourgogne
Bretagne
Centre
Champagne
Corse (région) ( 1768 - )
Franche-Comté
Haute-Normandie
Languedoc-Roussillon
Limousin
Lorraine
Midi-Pyrénées
Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Pays-de-la-Loire
Picardie
Poitou-Charentes
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Rhône-Alpes
Île-de-France
Unknown
Meuse-et-Loire
Richebourg-l'avoue
Village (former)
Bettenhoffen 67 Bas-Rhin
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign country in Western Europe that includes overseas regions and territories. Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of only three countries (besides Morocco and Spain) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. Due to its shape, it is often referred to in French as ("The Hexagon").

France is the largest country in Western Europe and the European Union, and the third-largest in Europe as a whole. With a total population of around 66 million, it is the third most-populous European country. France is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the nation's largest city and the main cultural and commercial centre. The current Constitution of France, adopted by referendum on 4 October 1958, establishes the country as secular and democratic, with its sovereignty derived from the people. The nation's ideals are expressed in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, one of the world's earliest documents on human rights, which was formulated during the seminal French Revolution of the late 18th century.

France has been a major power in Europe since the Late Middle Ages, reaching its height during the 19th and early 20th centuries, when it possessed what was then the second-largest colonial empire, and one of the largest in history. This legacy is reflected in the prevalence of French language, culture, and jurisprudence worldwide. Throughout its long history, France has produced many influential artists, thinkers, and scientists, and remains prominent global centre of culture. It hosts the world's fourth-largest number of cultural UNESCO World Heritage Sites, drawing around 83 million foreign tourists annually – the most of any country in the world.

France remains a great power with significant cultural, economic, military, and political influence in Europe and around the world. It has the world's sixth-largest military budget, third-largest stockpile of nuclear weapons, and second-largest diplomatic corps, after the United States. Due to its overseas regions and territories throughout the world, France has the second-largest exclusive economic zone in the world. France is a developed country and has the world's fifth-largest economy by nominal GDP and seventh-largest by purchasing power parity. In terms of total household wealth, France is the wealthiest nation in Europe and fourth in the world.

French citizens enjoy a high standard of living, with the country performing well in international rankings of education, health care, life expectancy, civil liberties, and human development. France is a founding member of the United Nations, where it serves as one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council. It is a member of numerous international institutions, including Francophonie, the G8, G20, NATO, OECD, WTO, and the Latin Union. France is a founding and leading member state of the European Union.[1]

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France was organized into provinces (labeled "former provinces") until 1790, when it was divided into 83 départements. The départments are now located in régions. The standard at WeRelate is to title French place pages according to the départment in which they were located in 1965, with also-located-in links to the former province and other départments in which they have been or are currently located. The year 1965 is chosen because it is the year used by the Family History Library Catalog.

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