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|Formal Name: ||French Republic|
|Local Name: ||France|
|Local Formal Name: ||République française|
|Associations: ||European Union, NATO, United Nations|
|Capital City: ||Paris|
|Main Cities: ||Marseille, Lyon, Lille, Toulouse, Nice, Nantes|
|ISO 3166 Code: ||FR|
|Currency: ||1 euro = 100 cents<|
|Religions: ||Roman Catholic, Protestant||
Flag of France
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.