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Description of the country:
France is one of Europe’s largest countries. France is the most popular tourist destination in the world. There are many reasons why so many people enjoy visiting the diverse country, including the natural beauty, the amazing climate, outdoor recreational activities such as golf courses, art museums and galleries and so much more. There are many different activities that outline the history of the country which are enjoyable to visitors, especially considering its turbulent past.
Geography of the country:
With a surface area of 547,030 km², or 211,209 sq. miles, metropolitan France is twice the size of the UK, and slightly smaller than the state of Texas. It is the biggest nation in Western Europe. France has land borders with Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Andorra. It is also bordered by the North Sea, the English Channel, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean.
Status of Economy, Research and Development:
France has the world's sixth-largest economy by nominal figures and the ninth largest economy by PPP figures. It has the third-largest economy in Europe with Germany and the UK in 1st and 2nd. The chemical industry is a key sector for France, helping to develop other manufacturing activities and contributing to economic growth. Sociology, from its earliest beginnings, has occupied a peculiar position in France. Social and political science entered French institutions of higher learning after it had gained scholarly acceptance notably through the work of Herbert Spencer.
Status about the different subjects in which extensive research is going on:
The Paris Institute of Political Studies is an elite public research and higher education institution in Paris, France for political sciences. The country has around 67 Nobel laureates in various fields of physics, chemistry, physiology & medicine, economics, literature, peace, political and social sciences. The country is a house for many top universities offering socio political sciences – Sciences PO, University of Kent, Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences, etc…Extensive research work is carried in these institutes on political sciences and the papers are published in high quality and reputed social and political sciences journals enlightening the readers with various policies in the country.