France Political Map
France Country Information:
France is located in western Europe. France is bordered by the English Channel and Bay of Biscay; Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany to the north, Switzerland and Italy to the east and Spain to the south.
France Bordering Countries:
Andorra, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Spain, Switzerland
Amiens, Angers, Avignon, Basel, Bayeux, Bayonne, Besanoon, Bordeaux, Bourges, Brest, Caen, Cannes, Chalons sur Marne, Chambery, Cherbourg, Clermont Ferrand, Dax, Dijon, Grenoble, La Rochelle, Le Havre, Le Mans, Lille, Limoges, Loriant, Lourdes, Lyon, Marseille, Metz, Montpellier, Mullhouse, Nancy, Nantes, Nice, Nimes, Orleans, Paris, Pau, Perpignan, Poitiers, Port Bou, Reims, Rouen, Saint Nazaire, Strasbourg, Toulon, Toulouse, Tours, Troyes and Valenciennes.
Alps, Baie de Bourgneuf, Baie de Douarnenez, Baie de la Seine, Bay of Biscay, Dordogne River, English Channel, Gironde River, Golfe de St.-Malo, Golfe du Lion, Golfe du Morbihan, Lac d'Annecy, Lac de Grand Lieu, Lac de Serre-Poncon, Lac du Bourget, Lac Leman, Loire River, Lot River, Marne River, Mediterranean Sea, Meuse River, Moselle River, Pyrenees Mountains, Rhone River, Seine River, Strait of Dover and Ural Mountains.
France Natural Resources:
France has several mineral resources which include iron ore, bauxite, zinc, feldspar, fluorospar and gypsum. A variety of other resources for this country include potash, antimony, arsenic, coal, uranium, timber, and fish.
France Natural Hazards:
France has numerous natural hazards, some of which are: flooding; avalanches; midwinter windstorms; droughts; forest fires in the southern portion near the Mediterranean.
France Environmental Issues:
France has environmental issues concerning pollution of the air and water. The CIA - The World Factbook reports that the air pollution is from industry and vehicle emissions, and that the water pollution is from urban wastes and agricultural runoff. There is some forest damage from acid rain.