France being the largest country in Western Europe, has a variety of landscapes, with an terrestrial area of close to 638,000km² and a marine areas close to 371,000km² split between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. It is bordered by 8 other countries. The highest point is Mont Blanc at 4,809m on the Italian border, the highest mountain in Western Europe. France has a population of 67 million people and a population density of 105.6 people per km².


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