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Metropolitan France
Metropolitan France

Metropolitan France (French: France métropolitaine or la Métropole) is the part of France located in Europe, including Corsica (French: Corse). Overseas France (French: la France d'outre-mer, or l'Outre-mer, or colloquially les DOM-TOM) is the collective name for the French overseas departments (French: départements d'outre-mer or DOM), territories (French: territoires d'outre-mer or TOM), and collectivities (French: collectivitiés d'outre-mer or COM). In overseas France, a person from mainland France is often called a métro, short for métropolitain. Metropolitan France and overseas France together form what is officially called the French Republic. map of France, converted directly from CIA World Factbook GIF map of france converted directly from the world atlas File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... map of France, converted directly from CIA World Factbook GIF map of france converted directly from the world atlas File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This article is 150 kilobytes or more in size. ... (Territorial collectivity flag) (Territorial collectivity logo) Location Administration Capital Ajaccio President of the Executive Council Ange Santini (UMP) (since 2004) Departments Corse-du-Sud Haute-Corse Arrondissements 5 Cantons 52 Communes 360 Statistics Land area1 8,680 km² Population (Ranked 25th)  - January 1, 2006 est. ... The French Overseas Departments and Territories (often abbreviated DOM-TOM for départements doutre-mer, territoires doutre-mer) consist broadly of French-administered territories outside of Europe. ... A collectivité doutre-mer (in English Overseas Community) or COM, is an administrative division of France. ...


Overseas departments -Martinique, Guadeloupe, Réunion, and French Guiana- have the same political status as metropolitan departments.


As of January 1, 2007, 61,538,322 people lived in Metropolitan France, while 2,563,818 lived in overseas France, for a total of 64,102,140 inhabitants in the French Republic. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...


Metropolitan France, excluding the island of Corsica, is referred to as continental France (French: la France continentale), or just the Continent (French: le continent). In Corsica, people from mainland France are referred to as "Continentals" (French: les continentaux). (Territorial collectivity flag) (Territorial collectivity logo) Location Administration Capital Ajaccio President of the Executive Council Ange Santini (UMP) (since 2004) Departments Corse-du-Sud Haute-Corse Arrondissements 5 Cantons 52 Communes 360 Statistics Land area1 8,680 km² Population (Ranked 25th)  - January 1, 2006 est. ...


A casual synonym for continental France is l'Hexagone, due to its roughly hexagonal shape.


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