France is located on the continent of Europe. France is bordered by the countries of Belgium, Andorra, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Spain and Switzerland. France is the third-largest country in Europe and the largest country of Western Europe.
The total area of France is 246,201 square miles. The population of France is over 66 million people as of 2014. The capital of France is Paris, and the official language is French. The north and northwest areas of France generally experience a temperate climate, while the south features a Mediterranean climate, and the north has a primarily oceanic climate. The varying elevation around metropolitan France makes the climate of this area less certain.