|• Documentation for visiting France|
|• Health Care - Insurance - Emergencies - Pharmacies|
|• Driving in France - Road Signs - Priorité è droite|
|• Phone & Fax - Mobile Phones - Internet - Post|
|• Customs & Excise - Tobacco, Alcohol & Drugs|
|• Public Holidays - School Holidays|
|• Electricity - Drinking Water|
|• Climate & Temperature|
|• Demographics - Measurement|
|Area:||547,030 sq km - includes metropolitan France, excludes overseas administrative divisions|
|Terrain:||Mostly flat plains or gently rolling hills in north and west; remainder is mountainous, especially Pyrenees in south, Alps in east|
|Population:||66.03 million (2013 census)|
|National holiday:||Bastille Day, 14 July (1789)|
|Railways:||31,939 km operated by French National Railways (SNCF)|
|Highways:||892,900 km including 9,900 km of Autorout (Motorways)|
|Waterways:||14,932 km of which 6,969 km heavily traveled|
France uses a the metric system of measurement
1 kilo (1000 gms) = 2.2 Lbs.
1 litre = 1.75 pints (approx); 1 gallon = 4.54 litres
2.54cm = 1in
30 cm = 1 foot
1 metre = 3ft 3in
1 km = 5/8 mile
1 hectare = approx 2.5 acres
Temperature is measured in degrees Celsius
To convert Celsius to Fahrenheit multiply the Celsius temperature by
Divide the answer by 5.
Then add 32.
To convert Fahrenheit to Celsius subtract 32 from the Fahrenheit temperature.
Divide the answer by 9.
Then multiply the result by 5.