What Bodies of Water Border France?

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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.

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.