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France

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France is a country in Europe. Its capital city is Paris.

One important town in the South East is Lyons.

The French people speak the French language.

Some people in France may also speak Basque, Breton, Catalan, Corcican, German, Flemish and Occitan.

France has borders with Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra, and Spain.

France is a member of the European Union.

France is a country divided in 'r├ęgions' and 'd├ępartements'

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