France, in Western Europe, envelops medieval and port urban communities, peaceful towns, mountains and Mediterranean shorelines. Paris, its capital, is known worldwide for its couture style houses, traditional craftsmanship historical centers including the Louver and landmarks like the Eiffel Tower. The nation is likewise famous for its modern cooking and its wines. Lascaux's antiquated hollow drawings, Lyon's Roman theater and the colossal Palace of Versailles are demonstrations of its long history.
France is around 80% the span of Texas. In the Alps close to the Italian and Swiss fringes is western Europe's most noteworthy point—Mont Blanc (15,781 ft; 4,810 m). The backwoods secured Vosges Mountains are in the upper east, and the Pyrénées are along the Spanish outskirt. Aside from amazing northern France, the nation might be depicted as four stream bowls and a level. Three of the streams stream west—the Seine into the English Channel, the Loire into the Atlantic, and the Garonne into the Bay of Biscay. The Rhône streams south into the Mediterranean. For around 100 mi (161 km), the Rhine is France's eastern fringe. In the Mediterranean, around 115 mi (185 km) east-southeast of Nice, is the island of Corsica (3,367 sq mi; 8,721 sq km).
France has the world's 6th biggest economy by ostensible figures and the ninth biggest economy by PPP figures. It has the third-biggest economy in Europe with Germany and the UK in first and second. The OECD is headquartered in Paris, the country's monetary capital. The substance business is a key part for France, creating other assembling exercises and adding to financial development. France's tourism industry is a noteworthy part of the economy, as France is the most went to destination on the planet. Sophia Antipolis is the significant innovation center point for the economy of France. In 2010, Credit Suisse's Global Wealth Report positioned France the wealthiest European nation with 2.6 million dollar-tycoons, and the world's fourth wealthiest country in total family unit riches. As indicated by the IMF, in 2013, France was the world's twentieth nation by GDP per capita with $44,099 per occupant. In 2013, France was recorded on the United Nations' Human Development Index with 0.884 (high human advancement) and 25th on the Corruption Perceptions Index.
(In Physics, Medicine, Chemistry and Peace, France has produced 36 Nobel laureates. Researchers from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) in a joint effort with groups from Genoscope (CEA) and CNRS, as a feature of a global consortium, have reported the genome succession of a vegetable, Medicago truncatula (Mt) otherwise called Barrel Medic. This succession gives simple access to the area of qualities of enthusiasm for yield vegetables (pea, field bean, lentil, horse feed, clover) which will significantly encourage reproducing. Vegetables have the ability to alter barometrical nitrogen; thus vegetable products don't require nitrogen composts, which speaks to a genuine resource for a feasible and all the more earth well-disposed agriculture. Results are distributed in Nature on November sixteenth 2011. List of agriculture journals of France provides the research related to the agriculture and list of journals that publish relevant quality of articles with peer reviewing. In 2015, the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) offer the chance to 30 researchers, of any nationality, to strengthen INRA's exploration groups.