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Flag of Small French FlagFrance

Formal Name: French Republic
Local Name: France
Local Formal Name: République française
Region: Europe
Associations: European Union, NATO, United Nations
Capital City: Paris
Main Cities: Marseille, Lyon, Lille, Toulouse, Nice, Nantes
ISO 3166 Code: FR
Population: 65,073,482
Area: 674,843km²
Currency: 1 euro = 100 cents<
Languages: French
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
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Date Flag first adopted: May 17th, 1853
Description: Three equal vertical bands of blue (hoist side), white, and red; known as the "Le drapeau tricolore" (French Tricolor), the origin of the flag dates to 1790 and the French Revolution; the design and/or colors are similar to a number of other flags, including those of Belgium, Chad, Ireland, Cote d'Ivoire, Luxembourg, and Netherlands; the official flag for all French dependent areas.