France, officially the French Republic is a unitary semi-presidential republic located in Western Europe. France is the largest country in Western Europe and posses the second-largest exclusive economic zone in the world.
The size of the country is 674,843 sqkm. The capital city is Paris which has a population of about 2 200 000. Their currency is Euros since 2002.
In 2009, France was the sixth largest exporter and the fourth-largest importer of manufactured goods in the world. Since France has invested in nuclear power heavily, it is the smallest emitter of carbon dioxide amongst the seven most industrialized countries in the world.
Some of the most significant inventions that come from France are diesel engine, stethoscope, and the first digital calculator.