Geographical Setting of France

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Geographical setting.
A. Location. France is the largest country of Europe, France is surrounded by both land and water on all sides. The France Geography gives one a complete idea of the country's unique location and its physical features. | France is located in Western Europe. It is bordered by the English Channel and the Atlantic Ocean on its northern and western sides, | respectively. To the northeast of the country lies Belgium and Luxembourg while to the east we have Germany, Switzerland and Italy. The Mediterranean Sea lies to the south of France while Spain and Andorra lies to the southwest. Because of its extensive network of modern communications, France is a real hub in Europe. The eastern reaches of the country abut the great industrial and urban area stretching from the mouth of the Rhine to the plains of the Po River. It is also within easy reach of the industrial centre’s of the United Kingdom and the other countries lying on the North Sea. To the south it is an integral part of the Mediterranean arc running from Catalonia to central Italy. | |

B. Climate.
The climate in France varies with the region. There are five reasonably distinct climate areas and Three types of climate may be found within France: oceanic, continental, and Mediterranean.
1. Northern coastal regions have a temperate climate with mild minters and warm but not very hot summers, much like England. Rain is reasonably frequent all year around, and the weather can be very unpredictable.
2. South-west France - Aquitaine and Poitou-Charente - have generally mild winters and warm-hot summers, with substantially less rainfall than the northern part of the country. Thunderstorms are common in the summer.
3. Central / inland France has a more continental climate, with harsher winters and hotter summers, and less rain than the coastal regions. The southern part of the…...

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