France officially called as the French Republic; it is a sovereign state including territory in Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. the neighbouring countries for France, to the north it borders Belgium and Luxembourg, to the east Germany, Switzerland and Italy, to the south Spain, Andorra, Monaco and to the west it is bounded by Atlantic Ocean and the Bay of Biscay.
France is a part of Western Europe, it borders with Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean and to the west is the Bay of Biscay, to the north English Channel and the North Sea. It has the territory in South America, the Caribbean, and the Indian Ocean. Natural resources of France are Coal, iron ore, bauxite, zinc, uranium, antimony, arsenic, potash, feldspar, fluorspar, gypsum, timber, fish, gold.
France is the the third-largest economy in Europe with Germany and the UK. when France was in recession of the late 2000's and shown a stagnant growth between 2012-2014, and the present growth of the country is 1.5%. France has been supporting scientific community by strengthening the national expertise of partner countries.
France has produced 67 Nobel laureates so far, Agronomic Research in France is most developed and it is one of the top 3 countries in agriculture, France is gaining economy majorly through Research and development, it also encouraging the field of engineering and the machineries for agriculture. It is a leading exporter of nuclear technology and it has developed the first commercial vitrification palnt. There are scientific research centres and scientific publishers which are supporting the country’s research and development, example Acádémie des Sciences, founded by Louis XIV in 1666, consists of eight sections like mathematics, physics, mechanics, astronomy, chemistry, cellular & molecular biology, animal and plant biology, human biology and medical sciences.
There are some of the journals related to engineering like Engineering Journals which emphasize on the recent developments in engineering, France is spending the most of the expenditure in the research and development.