France France officially the French Republic (French: République française), is a sovereign country in Western Europe that includes several overseas regions and territories.
Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean.
It is one of only three countries (with Morocco and Spain) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. Due to its shape, it is often referred to in French as l'Hexagone ("The Hexagon").
By area, France is the 42nd largest country in the world but the largest country in Western Europe and the European Union, and the third-largest in Europe as a whole.
With a population approaching 67 million, it is the 20th most populated country and the second-most populated country in the EU.
France is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the nation's largest city and the main cultural and commercial center.
The current Search with google:Constitution of FrancConstitution of Franc e, adopted by referendum on 4 October 1958, establishes the country as secular and democratic, with its sovereignty derived from the people.
The nation's ideals are expressed in the Search with google:Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the CitizenDeclaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen , one of the world's earliest documents on human rights, which was formulated during the seminal Search with google:French RevolutionFrench Revolution of the late 18th century.

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France's Notable Births
1935 November 08
Alain Delon, actor (born at Sceaux, France) Scorpio
1934 September 28
Brigitte Bardot, actress (born at Paris,France) Libra
1943 October 22
Catherine Deneuve, actress (born at Paris,France) Libra
1840 November 14
Claude Monet, painter (born at Paris,France) (dead 1926 December 05) Scorpio
1834 July 19
Edgar Degas, painter (born at Paris, France) (dead 1917 September 27) Cancer
1832 January 23
Edouard Manet, painter (born at Paris, France) (dead 1883 April 30) Aquarius
1990 April 15
Emma Watson, actress(Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson) (born at Paris,France) Aries
1798 April 26
Eugene Delacroix, painter (born at Saint-Maurice-en-Chalencon, France) (dead 1863 August 13) Taurus
1864 November 24
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, painter (born at Albi, Tarn, France) (dead 1901 September 09) Sagittarius
1869 December 31
Henri Matisse, painter (born at Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France) (dead 1954 November 03) Capricorn
1978 May 11
Laetitia Casta, actress (born at Pont-Audemer, France) Taurus
1839 January 19
Paul Cezanne, painter (born at Aix-en-Provence, France) (dead 1906 October 22) Capricorn
1848 June 07
Paul Gauguin, painter (born at Paris, France) (dead 1903 May 08) Gemini
1841 February 25
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, painter (born at Limoges, France) (dead 1919 December 03) Pisces
1966 November 17
Sophie Marceau, actress (born at Paris,France) Scorpio
1972 December 22
Vanessa Paradis, actress, singer (born at Saint-Maur-des-Fossés,France) Capricorn
1955 February 24
Search with google:Alain ProstAlain Prost , ex Formula1 driver (born at Lorette, France) Pisces
France's Notable Deaths
1920 January 24
Amedeo Modigliani, painter,sculptor (dead at Paris,France) (born 1884 July 12) Cancer
1926 December 05
Claude Monet, painter (dead at Giverny, France) (born 1840 November 14) Scorpio
1917 September 27
Edgar Degas, painter (dead at Paris, France) (born 1834 July 19) Cancer
1883 April 30
Edouard Manet, painter (dead at Paris, France) (born 1832 January 23) Aquarius
1863 August 13
Eugene Delacroix, painter (dead at Paris, France) (born 1798 April 26) Taurus
1828 April 16
Francisco Goya, painter,incisore (dead at Bordeaux, France) (born 1746 March 30) Aries
1901 September 09
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, painter (dead at Saint-André-du-Bois, France) (born 1864 November 24) Sagittarius
1954 November 03
Henri Matisse, painter (dead at Nizza, France) (born 1869 December 31) Capricorn
1519 May 02
Leonardo da Vinci, Artist,inventor (dead at Amboise, France) (born 1452 April 15) Aries
1985 March 28
Marc Chagall, painter (dead at Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France) (born 1887 July 07) Cancer
1996 December 19
Marcello Mastroianni, actor (dead at Paris,France) (born 1924 September 28) Libra
1992 May 06
Marlene Dietrich, actress, singer (dead at Paris,France) (born 1901 December 27) Capricorn
1973 April 08
Pablo Picasso, painter (dead at Mougins, France) (born 1881 October 25) Scorpio
1906 October 22
Paul Cezanne, painter (dead at Aix-en-Provence, France) (born 1839 January 19) Capricorn
1919 December 03
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, painter (dead at Cagnes-sur-Mer, France) (born 1841 February 25) Pisces
1997 March 15
Victor Vasarely, artist (dead at Paris,France) (born 1906 April 09) Aries
1890 July 29
Vincent van Gogh, painter (dead at Auvers-sur-Oise, France) (born 1853 March 30) Aries
2008 February 18
Search with google:Alain Robbe-GrilletAlain Robbe-Grillet , letterato (dead at Caen, France) (born 1922 August 18) Leo

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