Metropolitan France is located at one of the western ends of Europe. It is bordered by the North Sea to the north, the English Channel to the North-West, The Atlantic Ocean to the West and the Mediterranean Sea to the South-East.
It borders Belgium and Luxembourg in the North-East, Germany and Switzerland in the east, Italy and Monaco in the south-east, Spain and Andorra in the south-west. Although the borders of the south of the country correspond to mountain ranges, the borders of the North-East do not correspond to any geographical or linguistic boundary.
Metropolitan France includes several islands, including Corsica and coastal islands. The metropolis lies between latitudes 42 ° 19 ‘ 46 “N and 51°5′ 47 “N, as well as longitude 4°46’ W and 8°14 ‘ 42 ” E.