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European Domains: France (


Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the French domain type, ie. “”. Therefore to search “” enter “bb-online” and nothing else.

The only letters allowed within a domain name are: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Spaces are NOT ALLOWED. Registration: registration your French domain, click here!

.fr is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for France. Along with .re and .tf, it is administered by AFNIC.

There also exist a number of second-level - for owners of - for - for - for research and development - for press - open to all applicants without justification of the requested for the French administrationApart from these six second-level domains AFNIC also reserves the right to introduce sector-based second-level domains. An example therefore would be the domain reserved to identify the web addresses of French governmental institutions.

Registrations are processed via accredited registrars.

Background Information :


(January 1, 2008 estimate) - Total 64,473,140 (20th) - Metropolitan France 61,875,822 (20th) - Density 114/km2 (89th) 295/sq mi


(PPP) 2007 estimate - Total $2,067 trillion (8th) - Per capita $33,508 (IMF) (18th)

National Anthem

La Marseillaise


Total 674,843 km2 (40th) 260,558 sq mi - Metropolitan France - IGN 551,695 km2 (47th) 213,010 sq mi - Cadastre 543,965 km2 (47th) 210,026 sq mi

International Dialling Code



Euro, CFP Franc (EUR, XPF)


Unitary semi-presidential republic - President Nicolas Sarkozy (UMP) - Prime Minister FranȺois Fillon (UMP) Formation - French State 843 (Treaty of Verdun) - Current constitution 1958 (5th Republic) EU




: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité ,Liberty, Equality, Fraternity

Time Zone

CET (UTC+1) - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2) France, officially the French Republic, is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in Western Europe and tat also comprises various overseas islands and territories located in other continents. Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. French people often refer to Metropolitan France as Le Hexagone (The Hexagon) because of the geometric shape of its territory. France is a unitary semi-presidential republic. Its main ideals are expressed in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen.

Metropolitan France is bordered (in clockwise direction from the north) by Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra, and Spain. France's overseas departments and collectivities also share land borders with Brazil and Suriname (bordering French Guiana), and the Netherlands Antilles (bordering Saint-Martin). France is linked to the United Kingdom by the Channel Tunnel, which passes underneath the English Channel.

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