Where is France located on the world map? France is located in Western Europe and lies between latitudes 46° N, and longitudes 2° E.

Where is France Located?


France, formally the French Republic apart from its mainland comprises many overseas territories under its jurisdiction such as French Guiana in South America, Martinique in the Caribbean, Mayotte in the Southern Indian Ocean, etc.  France is located on the western side of the European continent. It is bounded by the English Channel in the north and northwest. Bay of Biscay (Atlantic Ocean) in the west and the Mediterranean Sea in the south. The land boundary of the country is shared with Switzerland and Germany in the east, Italy in the southeast, and Belgium and Luxembourg in the northeast.

Spain and Andorra share the boundary in the south. Spain and Morocco have both the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean coastline.  France covers a total area of 643,801sq.km making it the forty-third largest country in the world. The total area under Metropolitan France is 549,970sq. km. Metropolitan France spread between 41° to 51°N latitudes and 6°W and 10°E longitudes.  The beautiful city of Paris is the capital and largest city of France as well as it is a tourist’s paradise. The city attracts thousands of visitors every year. France is ranked as the top tourist destination country in the world. It has 37 UNESCO World Heritage sites. France’s art and its cultural establishments are major tourist attractions.

The climate of metropolitan France ranges from the Mediterranean in the south to temperate and mild in the north. Economically France is an industrialized country, it’s the seventh largest economy in the world.

Facts About France

Country Name France
Continent Europe
Capital and largest city of France Paris
Area of France 640,679 km2 ( 246,201 sq mi)
Population of France 67.75 million estimate
Lat Long of France 46° 0′ 0″ N, 2° 0′ 0″ E (46, 2)
Official Language of France French
Calling Code +33
Time Zone CET (UTC+1) Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Airports in France 136 Airports in France
Neighbor countries Italy, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, United Kingdom, Monaco, Luxembourg, Andorra
Internet TLD .fr
Currency Euro (EUR) CFP franc (XPF)

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