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Created: Thursday, April 05, 2012 22:11:00
How French name their localities: department, city, town, district ? You find also their zipcode. The cities, towns in France are all called communes with a Mayer as administtrative chief, independently of its population and town size. Sometime, a town with only 3 souls has a mayer.
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This is very different from the Chinese calling. There one has Chief of Village, Chief of Town, Chief of City.
In France, the zipcode is generally composed of 5 digits, of which the first two are the code of the departement that it belongs to.
Nourishing 65,350,000 people in January 2012 (INSEE), France has an area of 670,922 km², the 14th of that of China, or 7 times of the Zhejiang POrovince who produces 70% of world garments, of which 547,030 km² Metropolitan France in Western Europe. By land area, it is the largest country of the European Union (EU). It is the third largest country in Europe, just after Russia and Ukraine, the second if you include the ultra-marine departments. Finally it is the 41st largest country in the world and the second by its exclusive economic zone. In hexagonal, its metropolitan territory covers continental approximately 1,000 km from north to south and from east to west. With the overseas, the extent of its coastline is 8,245 km.