North and South America, and Antarctica.
Yes, France is a democracy.
Every French citizen over 18 has the right to vote. Freedom of expression is enshrined in law; people are free to gather for any reason they see fit, including political or social meetings, and are free to join any political party or association. The press is free and newspapers disappear only when their readers are not enough to sustain them economically.
The Loire river, in French "la Loire" is France's longest river (1,013km)