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France Geography, Climate, and Weather


The largest Western European nation,(France) covers 543,965 square kilometers (210,026 square miles), a territory about four-fifths the size of Texas.
France is bordered by the English Channel to the northwest, Belgium and Luxembourg to the northeast, Germany and Switzerland to the east, Italy to the southeast, the Mediterranean Sea and Spain to the south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.


The climate of France is temperate, but wide regional contrasts exist. Broadly, the areas along the Atlantic coast respond to ocean air that makes summers pleasant, but not too hot, and winters mild, though rainy.
In Mediterranean coastal areas, semitropical conditions prevail, bringing hot, dry summers and warm, wet winters.

As for the interior of the country, the climate takes on a more continental character: winters are cold, and summers are hot ( though rarely above 32 C or 90 F ).
Generally, temperatures in the northern two-thirds of the country swing from 2 C or 35 F to 27 C or 80 F throughout the year.


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