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France political map
France is located in western Europe. France is bordered by the English Channel and Bay of Biscay to the west; Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany to the north; Switzerland and Italy to the east; and Andorra and Spain to the south.


France Bordering Countries:

Andorra, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Spain, Switzerland

Regional Maps:

Map of Europe,   World Map

Where is France?

Explore France Using Google Earth

Explore France Using Google Earth:

Google Earth is a free program from Google that allows you to explore satellite images showing the cities and landscapes of France and all of Europe in fantastic detail. It works on your desktop computer, tablet, or mobile phone. The images in many areas are detailed enough that you can see houses, vehicles and even people on a city street. Google Earth is free and easy-to-use.
France on a World Wall Map

France on a World Wall Map:

France is one of nearly 200 countries illustrated on our Blue Ocean Laminated Map of the World. This map shows a combination of political and physical features. It includes country boundaries, major cities, major mountains in shaded relief, ocean depth in blue color gradient, along with many other features. This is a great map for students, schools, offices and anywhere that a nice map of the world is needed for education, display or decor.
France On a Large Wall Map of Europe

France On a Large Wall Map of Europe:

If you are interested in France and the geography of Europe our large laminated map of Europe might be just what you need. It is a large political map of Europe that also shows many of the continent's physical features in color or shaded relief. Major lakes, rivers,cities, roads, country boundaries, coastlines and surrounding islands are all shown on the map.

France Cities:

Aix, Ajaccio, Amiens, Angers, Avignon, Basel, Bastia, Bayeux, Bayonne, Besancon, Bonifacio, Bordeaux, Bourges, Brest, Caen, Calais, Cannes, Chalons-en-Champagne, Chambery, Cherbourg, Clermont Ferrand, Dax, Dijon, Dunkerque, Grenoble, La Rochelle, Le Havre, Le Mans, Lille, Limoges, Lorient, Lourdes, Lyon, Marseille, Metz, Montpellier, Mulhouse, Nancy, Nantes, Nice, Nimes, Orleans, Paris, Pau, Perpignan, Poitiers, Port Bou, Reims, Rennes, Rouen, Saint-Nazaire, Strasbourg, Toulon, Toulouse, Tours, Troyes and Valenciennes.

Metropolitan Regions of France:

Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, Brittany (Bretagne), Centre-Val de Loire, Corsica (Corse), Grand Est, Hauts-de-France, Ile-de-France, Normandy (Normandie), Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, and Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur (PACA).

France Locations:

Alps, Baie de Bourgneuf, Baie de Douarnenez, Baie de la Seine, Bay of Biscay, Belle-Ile, Dordogne River, Doubs River, English Channel, Garonne River, Gironde River, Golfe de St.-Malo, Gulf of Lion (Golfe du Lion), Golfe du Morbihan, Ile de Noirmoutier, Ile de Re, Ile d'Oleron, Ile d'Yeu, 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, Saone River, Seine River, Strait of Dover and Ural Mountains.

France Natural Resources:

France has several mineral resources which include iron ore, bauxite, zinc, feldspar, fluorspar 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, and 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's 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.
Copyright information: The images on this page were composed by Angela King and Brad Cole and are copyright by Geology.com. These images are not available for use beyond our websites. If you would like to share them with others please link to this page. The satellite image was produced using Landsat data from NASA and the map was produced using data licensed from and copyright by Map Resources.
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