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''It is a unitary semi-presidential republic with the capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre.

Among its legacies was the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, one of the earliest documents on human rights, which expresses the nation's ideals to this day.

It also possesses the world's largest exclusive economic zone (EEZ), covering 11,691,000 square kilometres (4,514,000 sq mi).''

*France has largest boundary with Spain which is approximately 623  km .
*France has shortest boundary with Monaco which is approximately 4.4  km .
*The largest river in France is Rhine
  which is 1230 km.
*The largest export partner of France is Germany.
*The largest import partner of France is Germany.
*There are 334 seaports in France.
!!Surprising facts about Nobel Prize winners
*France has largest number of Nobel Prize winners (counting who was born in France) in literature (11)
*France-born Frederic Passy was the first Nobel Prize winner for the category peace in 1901 (the first year Nobel Prizes for peace were awarded).
*France-born Sully Prudhomme was the first Nobel Prize winner for the category literature in 1901 (the first year Nobel Prizes for literature were awarded).

!!Tourist Attraction
*[Paris's ubiquitous cafes provide front-row seats for the city's charms|http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/france-guide] \\
*France has the largest art museum (Louvre Museum) of the world, by yearly attendance (over 12 million per year); it is the 3rd largest by area.\\
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!!National Facts of France__
* The national bird of France is Gallic rooster. 
* Iris is the national flower of France.
* Bal-musette is a style of French music.

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