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France - Europe (EU)

French Republic ~ Republique Francaise

Where is France?

The French Republic or France (French: République Française ) is a country located in Western Europe and is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents.  France has land borders with Belgium , Luxembourg , Germany , Switzerland , Italy , Spain and the Channel Tunnel connection to the UK .

France is one of the founding members of the European Union, and has the largest land area of all members. France is also a founding member of the United Nations.

The capital of France is Paris .

conventional long form: French Republic
conventional short form: France
local long form: Republique francaise
local short form: France

Current time now in France Zone?

France  - Time Zone

France Time: Central European Time (CET)

Clock showing current time now in Central European Time Zone

Central European Time ( CET )

Central European Standard Time = GMT+1
Central European Summer Time = GMT+2

Current rules in effect in Europe

European clocks are now on:

STANDARD TIME

  • Standard Time began: Sunday 29 October 2017  01:00 GMT. Clocks went back one hour.
  • Standard Time ends: Sunday 25 March 2018  01:00 GMT. Clocks go forward one hour.

UK and Europe Clock Change Rules

What time zone is France in?

France is in the Central European Time Zone . Central European Standard Time ( CET ) is 1 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT+1 ).

Does France observe Daylight Saving / Summer Time?

Like most states in Europe, Summer (Daylight-Saving) Time is observed in France, where the time is shifted forward by 1 hour;  2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT+2 ).

After the Summer months the time in France is shifted back by 1 hour to Central European Time (CET) or ( GMT+1 )

What are the geographical coordinates of France?

Latitude of France: 46º 00´ North of the Equator

Longitude of France: 2º 00´East of Greenwich

What is the official name of France?

conventional long form: French Republic

conventional short form: France

local long form: Republique Francaise

local short form: France

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