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GEOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL AND PICTURESQUE DESCRIPTION
EVERY REMARKABLE PLACE
IN THAT KINGDOM;
With Notices of the Climate, natural Productions, Anti-
With an exact Itinerary of Distances in Posts and
AND INDICATION OF THE PRINCIPAL INNS.
Together with useful Hints and Advice to the_conti-
With considerable corrections and additions; also aug-
AT THE FRENCH, ENGLISH, ITALIAN, GERM
THE HE kingdom of France, once more returned within its ancient limits, is bounded on the west by the Atlantic Ocean; on the south, by the Mediterranean and Pyrenees; or the east, by Savoy, Switzerland, and Germany; and on the north, by Belgium, and the English Channel. It extends from about the 42d to near the 51st degree of north latitude; and from about the 7th degree of longitude, west from Paris, to about the 5th on the east being in length from N. to S. about 600 English miles, or in breadth from W. to E. about 560. Its extent may be computed at 148,840 square miles.
Divisions.-France is divided into eighty-six departments, which, with the ancient provinces, and principal towns, are as follows.
Ancient Provinces. Departments. Chief Towns.
Châlons-sur-Marne 345Y TALK ỀU
Loire Inférieu. Nantes.
Eure et Loire, Chartres.
Haute Vienne. Limoges.
Niévre.. 7. Nevers. But
Haute-Saone.. Vesoul. 54
Fontenay le Peuple.
Departments. Chief Towns.
Lot et Garonne Agen.
Mont de Marsan.
Bou, du Rhône Aix.
the Bouches Avignon.
Climate, etc.-The climate of so extensive a country as France, may be expected to be various. In general it is far more clear and serene than that of England: but the northern provinces are exposed