Geography

France takes up an area of 547,030 square kilometers and is home to 61 million people. Two thirds of France is mountains and hills, with the Alps, Pyrenees and Vosges ranges. The Mont Blanc in the Alps is the highest mountain in Europe. The Mediterranean coast includes the popular tourist area, the French Riviera. Its hot, dry summers and mild winters make it a popular area for vacations throughout the year.

Map of France by departments