Situated in Western Europe, France is the second-largest country on the continent, with an area of 547,030 sq km (211,209 sq mi). France has one of the most highly developed transportation systems in Europe. Here is a stunning collection of 40 quick to read France Facts.
1. According to the World Tourism Organization, France is the world’s most visited country.
2. France is the largest country in the Europe sometime referred as the ‘hexagon’.
3. In 1997, the camera phone was invented by Philippe Kahn in France.
4. Beauty pageants for children are prohibited in France.
5. After English, French is the second most studied language all over the world.
6. In France, there are 400 variety of cheeses produced.
7. France flag was white between 1814 and 1830.
8. Capturing pictures of police officers and police vehicles is against the law in France.
9. France has the highest number of ski resorts.
10. France is the second biggest consumer of alcohol.
11. Eiffel Tower in France is one of the world’s most iconic monuments, with millions of visitors coming to marvel at it every year.
12. Europe’s busiest railway station is in France named as “Paris Gare du Nord”.
13. It’s illegal to kiss on railways in France.
14. Under French law, you can get married to the dead person.
15. The world’s largest art museum “Louvre” lies in France.
16. The first simulated face transplant & heart transplant occurred in France.
17. France has attained the most Nobel prizes for literary works.
18. There is just a single STOP sign in the whole city of Paris.
19. The license plate was introduced in France.
20. France utilizes 12 distinctive time zones.
21. The national animal of France is the Gallic rooster.
22. A French woman, Jeanne Louise Calment is the world’s oldest person.
23. There are about 2 new cookbooks that are published every day in France.
24. France has the supreme powerful radar ship named Monge.
25. French invented the metric system in 1977.
26. The first electric plane was manufactured in France.
27. Louis Braille from France invented the Braille system.
28. France has the highest number of depressed people.
29. It is prohibited to name a pig “Napoleon” in France.
30. France is the second prime producer of agricultural goods.
31. In the world, the most-visited paid monument is Eiffel Tower.
32. In France, It was illegal for women to wear trouser until 2012.
33. France legalized same-sex marriage in 2013.
34. The “entrepreneur” word was invented by the French.
35. France is the second largest film producer.
36. France is the largest consumer of electricity from nuclear fuels in the world.
37. 34% of the French population can speak English.
38. In every town of France, there is a Victor Hugo street.
39. France has the highest number of bakeries.
40. Soccer in France is known as Football and the National League is one of the most successful international teams in the world.