Metropolitan France

Part of France located in Europe
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European part of France
France (part in Europe)
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latitude46
longitude2
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contains administrative territorial entity
area
543,940 square kilometre
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Commons category
Metropolitan France
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-36.7 degree Celsius
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Wikipedia creation date
5/19/2004
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Metropolitan France (French: France métropolitaine or la Métropole), also known as European France or Mainland France, is the part of France in Europe. It comprises mainland France and Corsica, as well as other islands in the Atlantic Ocean, the English Channel (French: la Manche) and the Mediterranean Sea. Overseas France (la France d'outre-mer, l'Outre-mer or colloquially les DOM-TOM) is the collective name for the part of France outside Europe: French overseas regions (départements et régions d'outre-mer or DROM), territories (territoires d'outre-mer or TOM), collectivities (collectivités d'outre-mer or COM) and the sui generis collectivity (collectivité sui generis) of New Caledonia. Metropolitan and Overseas France together form the French Republic. Metropolitan France accounts for 82.0% of the land territory, 3.3% of the exclusive economic zone (EEZ), and 95.9% of the French Republic's population. The five overseas regions (departments)— French Guiana, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Réunion, and Mayotte—have the same political status as metropolitan France's regions. Metropolitan France and these five overseas regions together are sometimes called la France entière ("the whole of France") by the French administration. But this France entière does not include the French overseas collectivities and territories that have more autonomy than do the overseas departments. In Overseas France, a person from metropolitan France is often called a métro, short for métropolitain.
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European France
Continental France
L'hexagone
Mainland France
France metropolitaine
France métropolitaine
France, Metropolitan
La métropole
La metropole
Hexagone (France)
L'Hexagone
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ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code
FX
start time
1993
end time
1997
ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 code
FXX
start time
1993
end time
1997
ISO 3166-1 numeric code
249
start time
1993
end time
1997
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