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France belongs to one of the largest countries of Europe. It shares its boundaries with six other nations. Known mostly as tourist destination, it is well known for its cuisine and wines with food. The country is also known for its diversity in the natural beauty, climate and outdoor recreational activities.
France is situated in Western Europe surrounded by Bay of Biscay and English Channel. More than 50% of France has agricultural land with forestry in more than 25%. 85% population is Roman Catholic with more than 60 million total population of the country. France is a member of G8, World Trade Organization (WTO), the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Indian Ocean Commission (COI).
France is highly diversified in its economy with its major strength in facilitating entrepreneurial activity. The major sectors of the economy are driven by large shareholders in semi-public enterprises. In 2015 the GDP of France increased by 1.2%. It maintains the third largest income generating country from tourism. The government has strong hold in power, public transport, and defense industries. France has pioneered in number of technological advances. It is well known for its contribution in nuclear technology, photography development, internal combustion engines medical and pharmaceutical sciences.
In science, France has produced more than 25 noble laureates from past one century. It is among the biggest consumers of pharmaceutical products in the world. It has the highest consumption of medicines per capita. It ranks sixth in terms of healthcare providers. Medical and pharmaceutical research journals are highly supported by the government of France. Some major colleges in pharmaceutical researches includes: University of Amiens, University of Angers, University of Bordeaux, Auvergne University and University of Caen top the list. It has huge number of pharmaceuticals journals having open access platform and subscription based readership. Some highly know are Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology, Annales Pharmaceutiques Francaises and S.T.P. Pharma Pratiques.