France, officially French Republic, is a state in Western Europe located west of continental Europe whose coastlines are lined respectively to the north by the North Sea, the English Channel to the northwest, the ocean Atlantic throughout the coastal west and the Mediterranean Sea on the southeast coast. The French territory also extends beyond Europe, the country has territories scattered over several continents and oceans.
France is a unitary constitutional republic with a semi-presidential system. The city of Paris is the capital, the official language is French, the official currency the euro and the franc on its Pacific Pacific Ocean territories. The currency of France is “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” and its flag consists of three regular vertical stripes blue, white and red. The national anthem is the Marseillaise.