Today, France is one of the most modern countries in the world and a leader among European countries. Since 1958, it has created a presidential democracy resistant to the problems experienced with earlier parliamentary democracies.
In recent years, its reconciliation with Germany have proved central to the economic integration of Europe, including the introduction of a common exchange currency, the euro.
France Borders: 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
long form: French Republic
short form: France
local long form: Republique francaise
local short form: France