France is the largest nation in Western Europe with a population in excess of 64,000,000, over a third of who are internet users. The North West coastline is in the Bay of Biscay and the English Channel, between Belgium and Spain, southeast of the UK; it also borders the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy and Spain.
France is split into 22 regions; Alsace, Aquitaine, Auvergne, Basse-Normandie, Bourgogne, Bretagne, Centre, Champagne-Ardenne, Corse, Franche-Comte, Haute-Normandie, Ile-de-France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Limousin, Lorraine, Midi-Pyrenees, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Pays de la Loire, Picardie, Poitou-Charentes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, Rhone-Alpes (this includes the Island of Corsica). Plus the overseas departments (French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion) and the overseas territorial collectivities (Mayotte, Saint Pierre and Miquelon) Plus the depedant areas of Bassas da India, Clipperton Island, Europa Island, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Glorioso Islands, Juan de Nova Island, New Caledonia, Tromelin Island, Wallis and Futuna note: the US does not recognize claims to Antarctica.
France covers a total of some 547,030 sq km; this includes only metropolitan France and excludes the overseas administrative divisions. France borders Andorra 56.6 km, Belgium 620 km, Germany 451 km, Italy 488 km, Luxembourg 73 km, Monaco 4.4 km, Spain 623 km, and Switzerland 573 km.
The economy of France is fairly widespread and covers diverse activities such as machinery, chemicals, automobiles, metallurgy, aircraft, electronics; textiles, food processing; and of course tourism. Tourism in France also covers a wide spectrum from wine tasting vineyard tours to the ‘French Riviera’, from Paris in the springtime to skiing in the Alps or the Pyrenees.