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 France

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France is a great place for diving. Don't miss the french riviera and its famous wrecks.

Location: Western Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay and English Channel, between Belgium and Spain, southeast of the UK; bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy and Spain.
Geographic coordinates: 46° 0' N, 2° 0' E
Coastline km: 3,427 Km 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
Elevation: lowest point: Rhone River delta -2 m highest point: Mont Blanc 4,807 m
Natural hazards: flooding; avalanches; midwinter windstorms; drought; forest fires in south near the Mediterranean
Currency: Euro
Population: 60,424,213 (July 2004 est.)
Languages: French 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish)
Capital: Paris
Divisions: 22 regions (regions, singular - region); Alsace, Aquitaine, Auvergne, Basse-Normandie, Bourgogne, Bretagne, Centre, Champagne-Ardenne, Corse, Franche-Comte, Haute-Normandie, Ile-de-France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Limousin, Lorraine, Midi-Pyrenees, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Pays de la Loire, Picardie, Poitou-Charentes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, Rhone-Alpes note: metropolitan France is divided into 22 regions (including the "territorial collectivity" of Corse or Corsica) and is subdivided into 96 departments; see separate entries for the overseas departments (French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion) and the overseas territorial collectivities (Mayotte, Saint Pierre and Miquelon)

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Alsace 4 0
Aquitaine 65 5
Bourgogne 2 0
Brittany North 68 7
Brittany South 31 8
Centre 2 0
Charente and Loir 26 7
Franche-Comté 9 0
Île-de-France 3 0
Limousin 1 0
Mediterranean sea 499 41
Midi-Pyrénées 22 0
Normandy and North 11 5
Rhone-Alpes 13 2

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50 m 285 m CMAS *** / Rescue

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Le Togo
By duchono
Jun 6, 8777
peknej vrak 1.svetova najel na minu -
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Les Moyadons
By mypp74
Dec 3, 2017
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Les moyades
By mypp74
Dec 3, 2017
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Viaje: La Ciotat 2017
Por alexandre.lecorre
De 28 may 2017 a 1 jun 2017

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Viaje: Fréjus 2016
Por alexandre.lecorre
De 22 may 2016 a 27 may 2016
Gasm Rouen
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Viaje: Evian de Bains
Por Niels1967
De 16 oct 2010 a 24 oct 2010

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Viaje: St-Malo
Por Gester67
De 16 oct 2010 a 17 oct 2010

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Viaje: Saint Cyr sur Mer, France
Por Wellun
De 15 ago 2010 a 21 ago 2010

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