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The French Republic or France (French: Republique fransaise or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe.

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Area: 547,030 sq km

Climate: generally cool winters and mild summers, but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean; occasional strong, cold, dry, north-to-northwesterly wind known as mistral

Terrain: mostly flat plains or gently rolling hills in north and west; remainder is mountainous, especially Pyrenees in south, Alps in east

Population: 60,656,178 (July 2005 est.)

Religion: Roman Catholic 83%-88%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 5%-10%, unaffiliated 4%

Languages: French 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish)

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Alliance Fransaise De Hobart

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Donation to the International Wall of Friendship

 France plaque

The French stone was donated by the citizens and Mayor Monsieur Yves Marchand of Sete in France following a request by Danielle-Louise Cassagneres on behalf of the Alliance Fransaise de Hobart. It was presented on 13th September 1985.The stone is beveled edged cream marble with a polished face. The gold filled engraved design consists of the coat of arms of the town of Sete in southern France and an all French inscription.


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International Wall of Friendship Development Committee.

C/- Bellala
GPO Box 920
Hobart TAS 7001

Phone Int. (03) 6270 1200
Phone: +61 3 6270 1200