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    (486- )
    Located in Western Europe, bordered by Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra and Spain
    About twice the size of Colorado.
    Gained Independence from the Roman Empire (486 A.D.)
    Gained Independence from the French King Louis XVI (July 14, 1789)
    Currency is the euro, formerly French franc
    Primary language is French (also speak Flemish, Alsacian, Breton, Basque, Catalan, Provençal & Corsican)
    95% of France's inhabitants are French.
    Many French people believe smoking is an adequate substitute for bathing.
    Marcel Marceau, Maurice Chevallier and Brigitte Bardot are French
    Napoleon Bonaparte although born in Corsica, led them as Emperor.
    Laetitia Casta was booed at an AIDS benefit in Cannes because she rented a flat in London to avoid Frances exorbitant taxes. Yet an estimated 250,000 lower profile French and 150 French companies have done exactly the same thing.
    French royalty were notorious perverts. The Marquis de Sade (1740 - 1814) was a lightweight compared to Louis XV (1710 - 1774) who kept over one thousand mistresses at his own private bordellos in his Deer Park, costing the French treasury over one billion livres.
    The earliest human remains of homo sapiens were found at Cro-Magnon in France. Some believe many Cro-Magnon's still live in France.
    The French beret originated in France.
    They love Jerry Lewis.
    It banned the wearing of the burqa in public (September 2010).
    It is the home of the Tour de France bicycle race, tennis' French Open and Le Mans car race.
    They gave the U.S. the Statue of Liberty.
    They are credited with French kissing, French dressing, French toast, French bread, French horn, French manicure and French fries.
    The south of France (especially in Arles, a small town near Montpellier) is known for its incredibly beautiful women.
    Being topless or a 'naturiste' (nudist) is common on the Côte d'Azur. In fact, a quarter of the town of Cap d'Agde (the Naturist Quarter) has become the largest nudist center in the world.
    Laetitia Casta was voted by French Mayors as the new 'Marianne' (the symbol the French Republic) and her image placed on the French franc. Laetitia's response after receiving the honor: 'Chouette quoi [Like, neat!].'
    The University of Paris, the Sorbonne, was founded in the early thirteenth century.
    The list of great French artists, philosophers and mathematicians is extensive. Such luminaries include: Charles Baudelaire, Louis Braille, Albert Camus, Marie Curie, Augustin Cauchy, Jacques Derrida, René Descartes, Michel Foucault, Paul Gauguin, Jacques Lacan, Claude Monet, Blaise Pascal, Louis Pasteur, Henri Poincare, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Jean Paul Sartre, M C Solaar and Francoise Voltaire.
    France won the World Cup, beating Brazil (1998).
    French General Lafayette assisted America during the revolution.
    It is the home of the Eiffel Tower and Arch de Triumph.
    They still exert a strong influence in Canada.
    They make some of the finest wines and real Champagne.
    To make their flag look even the ratio of the three vertical stripes are blue 100, white 100 and red 124.

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