Meaning of France in English:


Pronunciation /frɑːns/

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proper noun

  • A country in western Europe; population 64,400,000 (estimated 2015); official language, French; capital, Paris.

France became a major power under the Valois and Bourbon dynasties in the 16th–18th centuries, and, after the overthrow of the monarchy in the French Revolution (1789), briefly dominated Europe under Napoleon. Defeated in the Franco-Prussian war (1870–1), the country suffered much destruction and loss of life in the First World War and during the Second World War was occupied by the Germans. France was a founder member of the EEC in 1957