Things you may not know about France

France is the country with the most roundabouts in the world or women in this country were once banned from wearing pants.

Country with the most time zones: 12 time zones. In particular, the land in Europe is located in only one time zone. The remaining time zones belong to overseas regions such as: Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Polynesia, French Guyana, Reunion, New Caledonia…

The Louvre is the most visited museum in the world with about 9 million visitors a year.

In total, there are more than 30,000 roundabouts on French soil, accounting for half of all roundabouts in the world.

Medical stethoscopes, hot air balloons, rabies vaccines… were all invented by the French.

Things you may not know about France
The shortest ruler in the world: King Louis XIX (France) with 20 minutes on the throne. (Image: Wikipedia).

In the 1950s, France legalized marriage to the deceased under special circumstances. The person who intends to do this must show that he has plans for the wedding, has family permission, and presents it to the president. When they get married, they will not be entitled to any property from their spouses.

Things you may not know about France
The world record for the most horses pulling a cart is 141, set at an event in Aubagne, France in December 2005. (Photo: London Metropolitan).

A country that banned women from wearing pants: In 19th century Paris, except when riding a bicycle or riding a horse, women needed a permit to wear pants.

More than 75 million people around the world speak French as their first language.

More than 1,200 different cheeses can be found in France.

The guillotine was considered the official form of execution in France from 1792 until its abolition in 1977.

France is currently the country with the most Nobel Prizes in Literature – 16.

Things you may not know about France
French men have the lowest obesity rates in the world. (Photo: Vimercati photography).