What Are the Major Landforms in France?

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Three are seven major landforms in France: the Cotentin Peninsula, the Brittany Peninsula, the Channel islands, Corsica, the Alps, Gorges du Verdon and various coastal islands. Taken as a whole, France resembles a pentagon and is bordered by eight countries, including Italy, Germany and Switzerland.

France’s total land area is 211,208 square miles and it is known for its many rivers. The country is home to dozens of smaller rivers, but the Loire, Rhine, Rhone Seine, Lot and Garonne rivers are the most prominent. The Loire River is the longest river in the country, spanning approximately 630 miles. France’s terrain ranges from coastal regions to the mountain ranges found in the Alps.