France (French: France), officially the French Republic (French: Républiquefrançaise), is a country in Western Europe. Its capital city is Paris. It is a member of the European is the most visited country in the world, as about 82 million foreign tourists visit it every year. France is a founding member of the European Union and has the largest land area of any member. France is also a founding member of the United Nations, and a member of the G8 and NATO. It is one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and possesses nuclear weapons, including active warheads, and also has nuclear power plants.
In France there are many different climates. The Atlantic has a major effect on the weather in the north and west. This means the temperature is about the same most of the year. It is in the marine west coast climate region. In the east, winters are cold and the weather is good. Summers are hot and stormy. In the south, winters are cool and wet. Summers are hot and dry. The north has a temperate climate similar to that of the United Kingdom and other Northern European countries.
The current population of France is 65,160,625 as of Monday, March 19, 2018, based on the latest United Nations estimates. France population is equivalent to 0.85% of the total world population. France ranks number 22 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population. The population density in France is 119 per Km2 (309 people per mi2). The total land area is 547,557 Km2 (211,413 sq. miles). 81.1 % of the population is urban (52,901,557 people in 2018). The median age in France is 41.4 years.