Capital: Paris

Population: 67,017,842 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Official Language: French

Unofficial Languages: Different local languages and dialects, such as: Breton, Basque, Provencal, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Flemish and others

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Celtic, Slavic, Latin, North African, Indochinese, Basque, and other minorities

Largest Cities: Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse

Main Sport: Football, Basketball, Rugby

Political System: Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Easter Monday (March 28)

Labor Day (May 1)

Ascension Day (May 5)

WWII Victory Day (May 8)

Whit Monday (May 16)

Bastille Day (July 14)

Assumption of Mary (August 15)

All Saints’ Day (November 1)

Armistice Day (November 11)

Christmas Day (December 25)

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