France has considerable territories from the Caribbean in North America, South America and into the vast regions of Indian Ocean as well as various statuses. With a metropolitan land area covering over five hundred and forty three thousand, nine hundred and sixty five square kilometers, the country marks as one of the largest in Europe. The above measures exclude estuaries, lakes ad glaciers. Typical natural hazards are experienced through avalanches, forest fires, earthquakes, and midwinter storms.
France is composed of several internal divisions. Despite the regions being administration divisions within the country’s framework, sovereignty is expressed in other territories. The metropolitan divide has twenty-one regions. There are five overseas regions, five overseas collectives and one overseas country (Walton and Zielonka, 2007). Land boundaries are marked by extensive measures of size. France is a democratic based country governed by the president who in turn appoints the prime minister.
France is based on a multi-racial composition especially after the Second World War. During the First World War, several lives were lost in the process, while in the latter, there was shortage of industrial workers as the industrial revolution was in full force (Leonard, 2007). Conceptualizations of sociology can be attributed to the effects of the Second World War and subsequent improvement has made France a top target for immigrants and asylum seekers.
France is a
member of the World’s leading economies due to its stable financial structures
and industrial purchasing power parity. The country boasts of combining state
enterprises with those of private entities under government intervention
(Rangnekar, 2004). It is among the elite nations on both import and export as
it ranked fourth. The important economic dimensions are realized in insurance
and banking sectors as well as financial services.
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