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Capital: Paris

Population

Total Population (millions): 67,391,582
Natural Increase: 0.2%
Density: 123 Inhab./Sq. km
Urban population: 81.0%
Population of main metropolitan areas: Paris (2,175,700); Marseille (868,300); Lyon (518,700); Toulouse (486,900); Nice (341,100); Nantes (314,200); Montpellier (290,100); Strasbourg (284,700); Bordeaux (257,100); Lille (233,100)
Ethnic Origins: 87.4% of the French population was born in France, 12.6% abroad (French born abroad, immigrants who have acquired French nationality or immigrants with foreign nationality). The French population is composed of a large proportion of people of Celtic and Latin origin with minorities from the Maghreb, Africa and Asia. (INSEE)
Official Language: French
Other languages spoken: The regional languages (Breton, Occitan, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Alsation, Picard, etc.) are only spoken locally and by a minority of French people.
Business language: Although French is the official language in France, many businesspeople speak English. However, depending on the type, geographical location and sector of activity of the company, it may be difficult to find someone who speaks English. Being able to communicate and negotiate in French provides a distinct advantage.
Religion: Catholics 62%, Protestants 1%, Jews 1%, Muslims 6%, without a religion 26%.

Local time:

It is %T:%M %A in/à Paris

Exchange rate on :

Name of the national currency: Euro (EUR)

Country overview

Area: 549,087 Sq. km
Type of State: France is a Republic, parliamentary democracy combined with presidential power.
Type of economy: High-income economy, OECD member, G8 member.
The world's leading tourist destination; one of the world's top ten export powers; a relatively high unemployment rate
Human Development Index*: 0.888/1
Human Development Index (world rank): 22/188

Note: (*) HID is an indicator which synthesizes several data such as life expectancy, level of education, professional careers, access to culture etc.


Telecommunication

Telephone code:
To call from França, dial 00
To call França, dial +33
Internet suffix: .fr
Computers: 65.2 per 100 inhabitants
Telephone lines: 61.9 per 100 inhabitants
Internet users: 83.0 per 100 inhabitants
Access to electricity: 100% of the population

Foreign trade in figures

 
Foreign trade indicators 20162017201820192020
Imports of goods (milions USD) 573,022618,649676,441654,658582,564
Exports of goods (milions USD) 501,263535,189582,222570,951488,372
Imports of services (milions USD) 235,679245,329273,593269,940231,587
Exports of services (milions USD) 236,760273,953302,272293,569244,998

Font: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Last available data

 

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