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60,656,178 (July 2005 est.)
Western Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay and English Channel, between Belgium and Spain, southeast of the UK; bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy and Spain
total: 547,030 sq km land: 545,630 sq km water: 1,400 sq km note: excludes the overseas administrative divisions
   Land boundaries   
total: 2,889 km border countries: Andorra 56.6 km, Belgium 620 km, Germany 451 km, Italy 488 km, Luxembourg 73 km, Monaco 4.4 km, Spain 623 km, Switzerland 573 km
generally cool winters and mild summers, but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean; occasional strong, cold, dry, north-to-northwesterly wind known as mistral

   Natural resources   
coal, petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, lead, zinc, gold, tin, limestone, salt, clay, chalk, gypsum, potash, silica sand, slate, arable land
   Geography - note   
largest West European nation
   Government type   
   Currency - Currency code   
Euro (EUR)

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21.9 million (2003)

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