France

Requested by Melanie

French Fact 1 (Dec. 2–Dec. 8, 2007)

The terrain of France is “mostly flat plains or gently rolling hills in north and west; remainder is mountainous, especially Pyrenees in south, Alps in east.”  Imagine that.  The mountains are mountainous, and the plains are flat.

French Fact 2 (Dec. 9–Dec. 15, 2007)

The lowest point in France is the Rhone River delta, at 2 m (7 ft) below sea level.  So the Rhone flows up to the ocean.

French Fact 3 (Dec. 16–Dec. 22, 2007)

France is the largest country in Western Europe, and the second largest country in Europe, behind Russia.

French Fact 4 (Dec. 23–Dec. 29, 2007)

France suffers from flooding, but also from drought and forest fires.  They should really see about some water storage systems or something.