Geography of France/Introduction

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About this Wikibook[edit]


Introduction (this page)[edit]

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An Overview of French Geography[edit]

France in the World|[edit]

Manual of Style[edit]

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Splash screens[edit]

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This should be used mainly on pages about areas in France, for example see Geography of France/The Pacific#French Polynesia.

A similar thing can be done along side these splash screens, for example at the head of the French Polynesia section of the Pacific chapter of this book you will find:

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French Polynesia

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Where is French Polynesia? (click to find out)

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France vs. Metropolitan France[edit]

This book emphasis that France is more than just Metropolitan France (the part located in Europe). So please don't caption pictures of European France as "map of France" or "location of France in the EU". If the picture is of only Metropolitan France, say so.