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France map

Map of the country France

The France map shows the map of France offline. This map of France will allow you to orient yourself in France in Europe. The France map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

Officially called the French Republic, France is the largest country in the European Union with an area covering 211,209.38 sq miles, population of 6,544,734 and a population density of 309.87 per sq mile as its mentioned in France map. In terms of total population, France ranks 2nd in comparison to its neighbors, Germany being the most populated. Monaco is the least populated.

The name "France" comes from the Latin Francia, which means "country of the Franks" (see France map). There are various theories as to the origin of the name of the Franks. One is that it is derived from the Proto-Germanic word frankon which translates as javelin or lance as the throwing axe of the Franks was known as a francisca. Another proposed etymology is that in an ancient Germanic language, Frank means free as opposed to slave.

Transportation in France relies on one of the densest networks in the world with 146 km of road and 6.2 km of rail lines per 100 km2 as you can see in France map. It is built as a web with Paris at its center. France has a system of large, navigable rivers, such as the Loire, Seine and Rhône that cross the country. The first important human improvements were the Roman roads linking major settlements and providing quick passage for marching armies.

France on map

France on the map

France on map shows the map of the country France. France on the map will allow you to plan your travel in France in Europe. The France map labeled is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

France, officially French Republic, French France or République Française, country of northwestern Europe as its shown in France on map. Historically and culturally among the most important nations in the Western world, France has also played a highly significant role in international affairs, with former colonies in every corner of the globe.

According to the datas collected by United Nations World Tourism Organization France comes in first place of world tourism ranking, attracts 81 million foreign visitors every year. The cities like Paris, Toulouse, Lyon, Bordeaux and many others have high cultural interest, have 37 world heritage sites in total as its mentioned in France on map.

France has several mineral resources which include iron ore, bauxite, zinc, feldspar, fluorspar and gypsum as its shown in France on map. A variety of other resources for this country include potash, antimony, arsenic, coal, uranium, timber, and fish. Also France has numerous natural hazards, some of which are: flooding; avalanches; midwinter windstorms; droughts; forest fires in the southern portion near the Mediterranean.

Detailed map of France

Map of France detailed

The detailed map of France shows a labeled and large map of the country France. This detailed map of France will allow you to orient yourself in France in Europe. The detailed France map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

France, the largest country in Western Europe, has long been a gateway between the continent northern and southern regions as you can see in the detailed map of France. Wide fertile plains dominate most of the north and west, making France the agricultural epicenter of Europe. The sprawling, forested plateau of the Massif Central, a range of ancient mountains and extinct volcanoes, occupies France's southern interior.

France expanded until it reached natural bounderies seas with mediterranean, gascony golfe and the Channel ( french élite fought a lot against the plantagenet/lancastrian for that ), mountains with the Alps, Pyrénées and low mountains Vosges, Jura, Ardenne as its shown in the detailed map of France. France argued with Germany concerning the Rhine, French wanted the left bank of the Rhine and German considered that the Vosges mountain should be the frontier, but obviously having the Alsatian Rhine access is as well an economic asset as a good military frontier for France.

France is one of the oldest nations on Earth and the most ethnically diverse country in Europe (see the detailed map of France). These deep and broad influences have made France a world leader throughout history in nearly all aspects of culture, including cuisine, wine-making, politics, philosophy, music, art, film, fashion, literature, and sports.

Map of Northern France

Map of North France

Map of Northern France shows the North part of the country France. Northern France map will allow you to easily explore areas of the North of France in Europe. The map of Northern France is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

Northern France, with its wealth of historical and cultural heritage and diverse range of architecture influenced by great chapters in the region history, is filled with interesting museums and lively cultural venues as its shown in the map of Northern France. The traditions, heritage and knowledge in Northern France perpetuate an inherited identity of centuries-old thriving customs. Meet a group of Dunkirk fishermen, uncover some treasures in the annual Lille ‘braderie’, fall in love with a piece of feather-light lace, relive the mining period, drink a pint in a regional tavern. Try new experiences and encounter some gripping tales.

Largely flat Artois and Flanders include some of the most heavily industrialized parts of the country. However, there are many good reasons to explore the area, not least its strong associations with the most devastating battles of World War I, which recently marked its hundredth anniversary. Other big draws as you can see in the map of Northern France are the bustling port town of Calais, Dunkerque university atmosphere and poignant war memorials, and the delightful village of Cassel,a rare example of a Flemish hill settlement. St-Omer, Le Touquet and Montreuil-sur-Mer are strong contenders in terms of charm and interest and the castle at Pierrefonds would make Walt Disney proud.

In general, Northern France is still rather unknown among international tourists, as its offer differs somewhat from the “classic” holidays in France. However, once you visit Northern France, it is difficult not to fall in love with this part of the country, with a rich and diverse historic heritage and a range of natural environments unrivaled by any other regions in France as its shown in the map of Northern France.

Map of Southern France

Map of South France

Map of Southern France shows the South part of the country France. Southern France map will allow you to easily explore areas of the South of France in Europe. The map of Southern France is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

The coastal region is very busy in Summer, and travelling to the south of France by car on a summer Saturday can be a nightmare experience; but the region has masses to offer, in terms of climate, history, and landscape. The French Riviera ("la Côte d'Azur") as its mentioned in the map of Southern France is a small part of the south of France, the thin coastal strip from around Cassis (east of Marseille) in the west to the Italian border in the east. Also The southern Alps are different from the northern Alps – drier, more rocky, and less crowded. Briançon, capital of the High Alps department, is the highest small city in Europe.

The south of France is well known for its bling lifestyle, and places such as Antibes, Cannes and St Tropez as you can see in the map of Southern France are sailing hubs for the world mega-yachts and their owners and guests. The parties are legendary, the clubs have a guest list that you would be lucky to crack and the summer is hot, in every sense of the word. Beyond the superficial glamour, however, you will find a firm base of tradition and culture; families that have lived here for centuries, and people who know how to dress and have a firm sense of style and a love of art and good food.

While the Riviera has maintained a glam reputation since the '50s (Brigitte Bardot basking on Saint-Tropez beaches; A-listers strutting down Cannes red carpet), there is more to le Midi than just its jet-set resort towns—including idyllic bohemian islands and hilltop medieval towns housing their own Michelin-starred restaurants as its shown in the map of Southern France. Whether you are looking for a day that starts (and ends) with rosé at a celeb-filled beach club or prefer a more secluded seaside escape.