Country : French Republic – French Territories – French Guana, Guadeloupe, Martinique & Reunion.
Capital : Paris
National Day: 14th July – Bastille Day
National Anthem: La Marseillaise
Location: 47o North Latitude 2o East Longitude
Highest Mountain: Mont Blanc 4,810m
Climate: Temperate. Yearly average 6 – 26 degrees Celsius
Four distinct seasons
Natural Hazards: Fire
Food Staple: Bread, Cheese & Meat.
Eating Utensils: Knife/fork/spoon.
Native Animal/bird: Wild boar, deer, fox, wolf, brown bear, badger, chamois, ibex, horse, alpine marmot, hare, ragondin, squirrel, marten, genet, lynx, hornet & praying mantis.
Famous Building/s: Arc de Triomphe, Les Invalides, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame de Paris, Palace of Versailles, Basilica of the Sacre Coeur, Louvre Palace, Palace of Fontainebleau.
Education: Compulsory from 6 – 16 years
National Costume/colours: Many regions each with its own traditional dress. Blue, white and red.
Escargot – hopscotch
Pelote – handball
Bilboquet – Cupball
Boules – bowls
Interesting Fact/s: Paris is the most visited city in the world
Millau Bridge is the world’s tallest bridge
Tour de France – most famous road bicycle race in the world
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