2013 PARIS MARATHON, FRANCE: 6:06:23 (2013-04-07)


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Capital: Paris

Population: 65,7 million

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Famous people from France:

Edith Piaf (singer), Jeanne d’Arc (soldier), Zinedine Zidane (soccer), Emile Zola (author), Alexandre Dumas (author), Jean-Claude Killy (skier), Eric Cantona (soccer), Rousseau (philosopher), Voltaire (philosopher)

Fun facts about France:

It’s illegal to kiss on railways in France.

There is a Victor Hugo street in every town in France.

France is home to the highest number of Nobel Prize winners.

French is considered to be the language of nobility across Europe and became the world’s first international language until English replaced it in the 20th century.

French is the mother tongue of 75 million people worldwide. It was also the official language of England for over 300 years.

France was founded in 843, making it one of the oldest countries in Europe.

French people have the highest female life expectancy in Europe.

France is home to more than 40,000 castles and manors.

Famous French inventions include: the hot air balloon, the submarine, and the parachute.

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