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.

Country information

Sovereign State Yes
Country codes FR, FRA (ISO 3166-1)
Official name French Republic
Capital city Paris
Continent Europe
Member of United Nations, European Union, NATO, Pacific Community
Population 67 064 000 (2020)
Total area 640 679 km2
Highest point Mont Blanc (4 810 m, 15 781 ft)
Lowest point Étang de Lavalduc (-10 m, -33 ft)
GDP per capita $ 41 464 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Euro (€, EUR)
Calling code +33
Internet TLD .fr

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