The French Republic is located in Western Europe, though it comprises several overseas territories. It borders Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra, and Spain, It is 674,843 km2 (260,558 sq mi) in size and has an estimated population of 65 million.
Cruise ship Norwegian Gem, seen here at Cannes France 30-12-09.
mv Paglia Orea
SNCM ro-ro vessel Paglia Orea (IMO 9050826) moored in Ajaccio, France 3-12-09.