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Palace of Versailles The Palace of Versailles, a symbol of France's former monarchy
  • Full name: French Republic
  • Population: 63.5 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Paris
  • Area: 543,965 sq km (210,026 sq miles)
  • Major language: French
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 78 years (men), 85 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 euro = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Machinery and transport equipment, agricultural products, including wine
  • GNI per capital: US $42,420 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .fr
  • International dialling code: +33

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