Key Facts about France

Capital
Paris
 

Major cities
Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Strasbourg, Toulouse
 

Language
Français
 

Political system
Republic
 

President
Emmanuel Macron
 

Flag
Three vertical stripes: blue, white, red
 

National anthem
The Marseillaise
 

National motto
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity
 

Currency
Euro
 

Area
244,340 sq mi (632 834 km2), 213,010 sq mi (551 695 km2) of which are covered by Metropolitan France
 

Source: Official website of the French Government

Updated: July 2018