Domain registration France
The official domain extension for France is .FR.
Registering this domain extension is a recommended strategic move for those companies with interests in France or that are looking to protect their trademark within the country.
France is a semi-presidential republic in central Western Europe. It is bordered to the east by Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland and Italy, to the south by Monaco and to the south west by Spain and Andorra. It looks out over the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the North Sea and the English Channel to the north, and the Mediterranean to the south. France is a member of the EU, NATO, G8 and G7; it is divided into 27 regions (22 in metropolitan France). The capital is Paris, a city of great cultural and historical importance, and the chosen urban destination for many tourists (around 28 million a year).
France covers a total surface area of 675,417 km², including its overseas territories in America, Asia e Oceania. The continental European landscape is both varied and distinct: from the mountain ranges in the south (the Alps bordering with Italy and the Pyrenees bordering with Spain) to the vast coastal plains to the north and west; the more remote mountains in the central south (Vosges, Ardennes, Massif Central) are less severe and do not reach to as great a height. France is also a country with an extensive river system, the most important being the Loire, Seine, Rhone, Garonne and part of the Rhine.
The total population of residents living in metropolitan France is 62,787,427 (2012) and the national language is French, though there are a number of minority languages.
It has one of the most solid capitalist economies in the world, second only, in Europe, to Germany.
The biggest economic activities include: agriculture (cereals, vineyards, cheese production, fruit and vegetables), livestock farming and manufacturing (mechanical, electronic, electrical and international automobile industries). The commercial areas of tertiary sector have also been instrumental to the country’s economic growth.