Monday, January 21, 2013
France, officially the French Republic, is the largest country in Western Europe and the third-largest in Europe as a whole. France has been a major power throughout the world and has had a strong political, economic, military and cultural influence on various regions.
A developed nation with French as its official language and Paris as its capital, it is the most visited country in the world and also the fourth wealthiest nation. However, all its wealth isn’t used to indulge its own people. In fact, France was the second largest donor of development aid in the world as of 2009. Most of the finances are employed in humanitarian projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Courtesy: The Hindu