Officially known as the French Republic, this is a country that is located in Western Europe and is one of the most developed nations not just on the continent, but in the world, as well. Its territory consists of the mainland country, as well as overseas territories – French Guinea and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. The capital is Paris, which is also France's largest metropolitan area.
When it comes to the borders, the neighbouring countries of France include Belgium, Germany, and Luxembourg to the northeast, Switzerland, Monaco, and Italy to the east, Andorra and Spain to the south. The combined area that France occupies is a little more than 643,000 square kilometres. AS for its political system, France is a unitary semi-presidential republic.
As for the economy and culture, France has a centuries-long status of being an art, cultural, science, and philosophy centre. It has the world’s 7th-largest economy by nominal GDP and the 10th-largest by PPP. As for household wealth, France ranks 4th in the world. On the international scale, this country remains a great power and it is a founding and leading member of the European Union. Additionally, it is a member of many other international organizations.