France comprises a total area of about 246,000 square miles, making it the 43rd-largest country in the world and the largest country in the European Union. France has a total population of about 66.2 million people as of 2014, making it the 22nd-most populated country in the world.
France is bordered by the countries of Andorra, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Spain and Switzerland. France is one of the few countries in the world to border both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, with a coastline spanning approximately 3,000 miles. France has a variety of climate systems with the south having a Mediterranean climate, the north and northwest having a temperate climate, and the west experiencing an oceanic climate with a high amount of precipitation.