The bodies of water around France include the Mediterranean Sea, the North Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, the Rhine River and the English Channel. France also borders countries such as Germany, Italy and Switzerland.Continue Reading
The climate around France varies, and is greatly influenced by the bodies of water around its borders. Those areas near the Mediterranean Sea experience a Mediterranean climate, while areas more inland experience a continental climate.
France has several islands in its numerous bodies of water. These islands include Corsica, which is the country's largest island, and the Channel Islands. Besides these large bodies of water, France has dozens of rivers, including the Loire, which is 630 miles long.Learn more about Bodies of Water
Oswego City School District lists the following major bodies of water in New York State: the Atlantic Ocean, Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, the Niagara River, Lake Champlain, the St. Lawrence River, the Hudson River, the Mohawk River and the Genessee River. New York is also home to the Finger Lakes.Full Answer >
The Rhine River flows through Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Lichtenstein and France. Its tributaries flow through several other nations. At 820 miles long, it is the longest river in western Europe.Full Answer >
The Seine River flows about 480 miles through northeastern France, ending in the English Channel. The Seine is an important commercial waterway within the Paris Basin.Full Answer >
The Strait of Gibraltar links the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. It takes its name from the Rock of Gibraltar, which comes from the Arabic words "Jebel Tariq," or "Tariq's Mountain." The strait is bordered by Spain, Morocco and Gibraltar, a British colony.Full Answer >