France is the largest Western European country. Its area is about 213,000 square miles.
France's population is about 58 million. There are 38 cities have over 100,000 people living in them, and 5 cities have over 300,000 people in them. The 5 largest cities are Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, and Nice. Paris has about one sixth of France's population living there.
Paris is the largest city in France. It is the capital of France It is considered to be one of the greatest cities in the world. Paris's is France's main manufacturing center. .
Some of Paris's famous landmarks are the Eiffel Tower, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, and the Louvre, the art museum where the Mona Lisa is kept. .
France's climate is different depending on where you are in France. Away from the Atlantic Ocean, people have hot summers and cold winters. The mountain area receives heavy rain during the summer, and heavy snow during the winter. By the Mediterranean Sea, the area has hot dry summers, and mild winters with a little rain.
France is the largest agricultural producer in Western Europe. France is also one of the world's leading exporters of farm products. An average French farm is 68 acres. Two thirds of the income comes from meat and dairy animals. France's single leading crop is wheat. Major crops are potatoes, sugar beets, barley, corn, oats, and rapeseed. Other important crops are beans, carrots, cauliflower, cherries, peas, peaches, pears, sunflower seeds, and tomatoes. France is the largest wine producer in the world. The grapes for their wine comes from places such as Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire Valley other places in southern France. There are many apple orchards in northern France. .
France's geography has wide differences. The northern and western parts of France are mainly flat or rolling hills. Some places like this are the Brittany-Normandy Hills, the Northern France Plains, the Rhine Valley, the Aquitanian Lowlands, and the Mediterranean Lowlands.