France, in long form since 1875 the French Republic, is a sovereign transcontinental state whose metropolitan territory is located in Western Europe and whose overseas territory is located in the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans as well as in North America. South. It is the only country in the world to span thirteen time zones. The country has land borders with Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and the two principalities of Andorra and Monaco in Europe, to which are added the land borders with Brazil , Suriname and the Netherlands in the Americas. France has important maritime frontages on the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, the Pacific and the Indian Ocean, allowing it to benefit from the largest exclusive economic zone in the world6.
France is a unitary constitutional republic with a semi-presidential regime. The motto of the Republic has been since 1875 “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” and its flag consists of the three national colors: blue, white, red. Its national anthem is La Marseillaise, a patriotic song inherited from the French Revolution. Its constitutive principle is democracy: “government of the people, by the people and for the people”. Its capital is Paris and its official language has been French since 1539, replacing Latin. Its currencies have been the euro since 2002 in most of the country and the Pacific franc in its territories in the Pacific Ocean.
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