France is a country consisting of metropolitan France in Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The metropolitan area of France extends from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea. It borders Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany to the northeast, Switzerland, Monaco and Italy to the east and Andorra and Spain to the south.
- The geography of France consists of a terrain that is mostly flat plains or gently rolling hills in the north and west and mountainous in the south (including the Pyrenees) and the east (the highest points being in the Alps).
- France generally enjoys cool winters and mild summers except along the Mediterranean where mild winters and hot summers are the norm.
- Average winter temperatures range from 32° F to 46° F and average summer temperatures from 61° F to 75° F. For the most warmth and sunshine go to the south of the country. The Provence and Languedoc regions are characterized by mild winters and blisteringly hot summers.
- Along the north and central regions, Paris has cool and fairly rainy winters, though summers here are usually hot.
- A member of the Group of Seven (formerly Group of Eight) leading industrialized countries, as of 2018, it is ranked as the world’s tenth largest and the EU’s second largest economy by purchasing power parity.
- France joined 11 other EU members to launch the euro in 1999, with euro coins and banknotes completely replacing the French franc (₣) in 2002.
- France has a mixed economy that combines extensive private enterprise with substantial state enterprise and government intervention. The government retains considerable influence over key segments of infrastructure sectors, with majority ownership of railway, electricity, aircraft, nuclear power and telecommunications.
- The French healthcare system is one of universal health care largely financed by government national health insurance.
- The French healthcare system was ranked first worldwide by the World Health Organization in 1997.
- In 2011, France spent 11.6% of GDP on health care, or US$4,086 per capita,a figure much higher than the average spent by countries in Europe but less than in the United States.
- French education is centralized and divided into three stages: Primary, secondary, and higher education.
- In French higher education, the following degrees are recognized by the Bologna Process (EU recognition): Licence and Licence Professionnelle (bachelor’s degrees), and the comparably named Master and Doctorat degrees. In France, it does not include online school.
FRENCH TECH VISA
On November 15, 2016, the French Immigrant Investor Program “Passport Talent”, was renamed “French Tech Visa” by President Emmanuel Macron. With changes that benefit investors, the “French Tech Visa” program has attracted the attention of thousands of applicants and families.
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