France is a country situated in Western Europe boardering on the English channel. It is one of the economic giants of the EU and was one of the founding members of the Eurozone, issuing coins from 2002. Although French coins were minted from 1999 onwards, they were only brought into circulation at the beginning of 2002.

Some basic facts about France:

  • Area:  640,679 sq. kilometers
  • Population:  67,076,000 (2020 estimate)
  • Official Language:  French
  • Government Form : Unitary Semi Presidential Republic
  • GDP - Total € 3,161 billion (2020 estimate)
  • GDP - Per Capita € 48,640 (2020 estimate)

Prior to the Euro the official currency was the French Franc. The conversion rate to the Euro was set at 6,55957 to 1 Euro on 1st January 1999.

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