Flag of France

Flag of France

The traditional French red-blue-white tricolor became a symbol of freedom during the French Revolution in the late 18th century. These colors were decorating roundels of revolutionists and the tricolor was carried in 1789 during the conquest of the Bastille, when political prisoners held by the old regime were freed. This day is considered to be the beginning of the French Revolution, and the tricolor remained in the minds of Frenchmen associated with the creation of modern French Republic. All three stripes on the flag are displayed vertically and have the same width. The blue stripe is located on the left side of the flag, white in the middle, and the red one on the right side.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Andorra Andorra Andorra la Vella 76,098 468 km2
Flag of Belgium Belgium Brussels 11,132,269 32,545 km2
Flag of Brazil Brazil Brasília 201,032,714 8,514,880 km2
Flag of Germany Germany Berlin 80,619,000 357,022 km2
Flag of Italy Italy Rome 59,943,933 301,318 km2
Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg City 537,000 2,586 km2
Flag of Monaco Monaco Monaco 36,136 2 km2
Flag of Spain Spain Madrid 46,609,700 505,992 km2
Flag of Suriname Suriname Paramaribo 534,189 163,820 km2
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Bern 8,112,200 41,284 km2

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Main information

Country
France
Capital city
Paris
Population
65,844,000 (2014)
Total area
551,500 km2
Formation
1. 1. 0486
Highest point
Mont Blanc (4,807 m)
GDP
$ 35,295 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
euro (EUR)
Code
FR (FRA)
Calling code
+33
Internet TLD
.fr

Country is member of

By continents
Europe
By organizations
European Union, G8, NATO

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Francie (Paříž)
English
France (Paris)
German
Frankreich (Paris)
French
France (Paris)
Italian
Francia (Parigi)
Spanish
Francia (París)
Russian
Франция (Париж)
Slovak
Francúzsko (Paríž)
Polish
Francja (Paryż)
Portuguese
França (Paris)
Chinese
法国 (巴黎)
Japanese
フランス (パリ)
Turkish
Fransa (Paris)
Norwegian
Frankrike (Paris)
Swedish
Frankrike (Paris)
Hungarian
Franciaország (Párizs)
Dutch
Frankrijk (Parijs)
Danish
Frankrig (Paris)
Finnish
Ranska (Pariisi)
Hebrew
צרפת (פריז)

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