COMENIUS COUNTRIES: FACTS

FRANCE

Formal Name: French Republic

Local Name: France

Local Formal Name: République Française

Location:

Europe

Status:

UN Country

Capital City:

Paris

Main Cities:

Lyon, Marseille, Lille, Bordeaux, Toulouse

Population:

57,571,000

Area:

551,500 km2

Currency:

1 euro = 100 cents

Languages:

French

Religions:

Roman Catholic, Protestant, Muslim

IRELAND

Formal Name: Republic of Ireland

Local Name: Éire

Local Formal Name: Poblacht na hÉireann

Location:

Europe

Status:

UN Country

Capital City:

Dublin (Baile Átha Cliath)

Main Cities:

Cork, Limerick, Galway, Sligo

Population:

3,476,000

Area:

70,280 km2

Currency:

1 euro = 100 cents

Languages:

Irish, English

Religions:

Roman Catholic, Protestant

UNITED KINGDOM

Formal Name:  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Local Name: United Kingdom

Local Formal

Name:             United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Location:

Europe

Status:

UN Country

Capital City:

London

Main Cities:

Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast

Population:

57,956,000

Area:

244,880 km2

Currency:

1 pound sterling = 100 pence

Languages:

English, Welsh, Scots Gaelic, Irish Gaelic (all official)

Religions:

Protestant, Roman Catholic, Muslim, Hindu, Judaism

GERMANY

Formal Name: Federal Republic of Germany

Local Name: Deutschland

Local Formal Name: Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Location:

Europe

Status:

UN Country

Capital City:

Berlin

Main Cities:

Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Essen, Frankfurt

Population:

80,942,000

Area:

356,910 km2

Currency:

1 euro = 100 cents

Languages:

German

Religions:

Protestant (Lutheran), Roman Catholic

THE BASQUE COUNTRY

The Basque Country may refer to one of three areas inhabited by Basque people:

  • THE BASQUE COUNTRY (greater region) (Euskal Herria), the approximate historical area of Basque culture and language. It is made up of the Spanish provinces of Alava, Biscay and Gipuzkoa, the Autonomous Community of Navarre, and the French areas (not recognized as administrative regions) of Nafarroa Beherea, Lapurdi and Zuberoa.
  • THE BASQUE COUNTRY (autonomous community) (Comunidad Autonoma Vasca, Euskadi, País Vasco or Vascongadas), an autonomous community of Spain, composed with Alava, Biscay and Gipuzkoa.
  • THE NORTHERN BASQUE COUNTRY (Iparralde or Pays Basque), the northern part of Euskal Herria, in France, with Lapurdi, Nafarroa Beherea and Zuberoa.

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