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ID: 1000070
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of France (nation)  France (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 46 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 46.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 002 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 2.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Area inhabited by Lower Paleolithic; Celt-speaking Gauls dominated by 5th century BCE; part of Roman Empire 125 BCE-5th century, then under Frankish influence; lost land to England 12th-16th centuries; monarchy fell in Revolution 1792; recurring expansion 16-19th centuries; official language is French, though Provençal, Breton, Flemish, Catalan, Corsican, Basque, and Germanic regional patois are also spoken.

Names:
France (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)
France (French-P,U,N)
République française (C,V,O,French,U,N)
République Française (C,V,French,U,N)
French Republic (C,O,English,U,N)
Francia (C,O,Spanish-P,U,N)
Francia (Italian-P,U,N)
República Francesa (C,V,Spanish,U)
Frankreich (C,O,German-P,U,N)
Frankrijk (C,O,Dutch-P,U,N)
França (C,O,Portuguese-P,U,N)
Франция (C,V,Russian-P,U)
Французская Республика (C,V,Russian,U)
法国 (C,V,Chinese-P,U)
法兰西共和国 (C,V,Chinese,U)
فروسا (C,V,Arabic-P,U)
الجهور ةًا فًروس ةَ (C,V,Arabic,U)
FRA (C,O,ISO3L)
FR (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO250 (C,O,ISO3N)
FR00 (C,O,FIPS)
French (C,O,English,U,A)
Gallia (H,V)  ............ Roman
Gaul (H,O)
Gaule (H,V)  ............ name may also be used to refer to ancient region larger than modern France

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of France (nation)  ........  France (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  independent since mid-9th cen., though boundaries have changed often
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
republic (C)  ............  first in 1792
empire (H)  ............  First Empire, 1804-1815; Second Empire, 1852-1870
monarchy (H)  ............  late 12th cen.-1792

Related geographic places:
member of ....  European Union .......... (union)
................  (World, Europe) [7030305]
................  since 1958
member of ....  North Atlantic Treaty Organization .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029610]
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1945

Sources and Contributors:
FR..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 14
FR00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
FRA..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 766
França..........  [VP]
.................  Novo Dicionário Aurélio (1975) 652
France..........  [BHA, FDA, GRISC Preferred, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 9:423 ff.
.................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1990) plates 67-72
.................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-33
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 52
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Francia..........  [VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 52
Frankreich..........  [VP]
.......................  Cassell's German Dictionary (1982) 228
Frankrijk..........  [VP]
....................  Engels Woordenboek (1987) II, 231
French..........  [VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 14
French Republic..........  [VP]
.............................  ISO Handbook (1988) 766
Gallia..........  [VP]
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 209-211
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 308
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 343
Gaul..........  [VP]
...........  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 343
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 411-414
Gaule..........  [VP]
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 411-414
ISO250..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 14
República Francesa..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
République française..........  [VP]
...................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 778
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
République Française..........  [VP]
...................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 596
...................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 607
Франция..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
Французская Республика..........  [VP]
.........................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
法国..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
法兰西共和国..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
فروسا..........  [VP]
..............  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
الجهور ةًا فًروس ةَ..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRISC, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 596
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 607
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 209-211
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 308
..................  Cassell's German Dictionary (1982) 228
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XIX, 423 ff.; 9:423 ff.
..................  Engels Woordenboek (1987) II, 231
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 14
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 766; 778
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
..................  Novo Dicionário Aurélio (1975) 652
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1990) plates 67-72
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 343
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-33
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 52
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 14
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 411-414
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (2002-)
..........  Encyclopedia of World History (1980)

 

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