Friday, March 6, 2009

T2 Class Questions about France

Hey Guys:

Here's some questions I want you to answer this week. Please put the answers as comments to this post.

First, some simple questions. Many of the answers can be found in posts that students have made already.

1) How high is Mont Blanc (France's tallest mountain)?

2) What are France's five largest cities?

3) Which countries border France?

4) What is the population of France?

5) How big is France in square kilometers?

6) What bodies of water border France?

7) What are the major rivers in France?

Here are some extra questions if anybody cares to answer them.

1) A famous film festival is held in France every year? What is the name of the city that holds it? Hint: it's the same name as the festival.

2) Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh did most of his famous work in a town in southern France. Does anyone know the name of the town? Hint: it starts with an 'a'.

3) How many times can Taiwan fit inside France?

Good luck!

Teacher Karl


  1. Answers 1~7

    1) It's 4,810 meters high.

    2) The five largest cities in France are:
    Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse and Lille.

    3) There are eight countries that border
    France: Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany,
    Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra
    and Spain.

    4) As of January 1, 2009, 65,073,482 people
    live in the French Republic. 62,448,977 of
    these live in metropolitan France, whereas
    2,624,505 live in the French overseas
    departments and territories.

    5) France covers a total area of approximately
    674, 843 square kilometres.

    6) France borders two major bodies of water:
    the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterannean

    7) There are four major rivers in France:
    the Seine, the Rhone, the Loire and the

    By Cathy

  2. extra questions
    1)The Cannes Film Festival
    Cannes,of course

    The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival de Cannes), founded in 1946, is one of the world's oldest, most influential and prestigious film festivals alongside Venice and Berlin.[1] The private festival is held annually (usually in the month of May) at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, in the resort town of Cannes, in the south of France.

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    3)about 15 times bigger than Taiwan