Country: France

Population: 63,713,926

Capital: Paris

Time Zone: UTC+1

Currency Name: Euro (EUR)

Government Type: Republic

Languages: French

Ethnic Breakdown: Celtic and Latin with Teutonic, Slavic, North African, Indochinese, Basque minorities

Religion: Roman Catholic 83%-88%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 5%-10%, unaffiliated 4%

Major Cities: Paris, Marseilles, Nice

Phone Country Code: 33

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High Travel Season: June - August

Voltage: 230 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: e

Major Holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day), Easter, May 1 (Labor Day), May 8 (V-E Day), Ascension Day, Pentecost, Whit Monday, July 14 (Bastille Day), August 15 (Assumption of Mary), November 1 (All Saints Day), November 11 (Veterans Day), December 25 (Christmas Day)

Misc Fact / Good to Know: France is the largest nation in Western Europe.