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About France Country, University and Rules


Archeological excavations indicate that France has been continuously settled since Paleolithic times. The Celts, who were later called Gauls by the Romans, migrated from the Rhine valley into what is now France. In about 600 B.C. , Greeks and Phoenicians established settlements along the Mediterranean, most notably at Marseille. Julius Caesar conquered part of Gaul in 57-52 B.C. , and it remained Roman until Franks invaded in the 5th century A.D.

Land Area:

210,668 sq mi (545,630 sq km)

Total Area:

211,209 sq mi (547,030 sq km)

Population (2013 est.):

65,951,611 (growth rate: 0.47%); birth rate: 12.6/1000; infant mortality rate: 3.34/1000; life expectancy: 81.46; density per sq km: 120.


The climate in France is quite varied, but generally west European - on the whole a bit warmer than the UK, a bit cooler than Spain . Don't expect to find summer in winter in the South of France!


France's currency is the Euro, and most garages, hotels and shops in France accept credit cards, though may not always accept swipe cards without a microchip

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