France, which is known officially as the French Republic, is a country located in Western Europe. It has borders with the Mediterranean Sea, the English Channel, the North Sea, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Andorra and Spain. The capital city and largest city is Paris. Ethnic groups are varied, but 93 percent of those living in France are French citizens. The official and national language is French.
Most of metropolitan France is in an oceanic climate. Other climate zones of France include the semi-continental climate of the north and central east areas, mountain climate in the Alps and the Mediterranean climate in the Rhone valley. France is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. The Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe are two of the most popular tourist landmarks. The wine country of France and the French Riviera are also top spots.
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