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flag France France: Introduction

Capital: Paris

Population

Population (millions): 65,436,552
Natural Increase: 0.6 %
Density: 119 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 85.7 %
Population of main cities including suburbs: Paris (11,598,000) ; Lyon (6,065,000) ; Marseille (4,864,000) ; Lille (4,021,000) ; Nantes (3,482,000) ; Bordeaux (3,150,000) ; Rennes (3,120,000) ; Toulouse (2,810,000) .
Ethnic Origins: A mix of Celtic and Latin peoples with North African, African and Asian minorities.
Official Language: French
Other Languages Spoken: The regional languages (Breton, Corsican, Catalan, etc.) are only spoken locally and by a minority of French people.
Business Language(s): According to the type of company contacted, its geographical location and sector of activity, it may be difficult to find someone who speaks English.
Religion: Catholics 62%, Protestants 1%, Jews 1%, Muslims 6%, No religion 26%.

Local Time:

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Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Euro (EUR)


Country Overview

Area: 549,190 km²
Type of State: 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 top ten export powers of the world; a relatively high unemployment rate
HDI*: 0.884/1
HDI (World Rank): 20/187

Note: (*) The HDI , Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


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Low: 10°  |  High: 17°

Humidity: 93%  |  Wind: 6 km/h
Sunrise: 6:03 am  |  Sunset: 9:27 pm

Paris, Source: Yahoo Weather

Telecommunication

Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From France, Dial 00
To Make a Call to France, Dial +33
Internet Suffix: .fr
Computers: 65.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 55.9 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 79.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100 % of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

 
Foreign Trade Indicators 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Imports of Goods (million USD) 715,509 560,081 609,650 720,029 673,709
Exports of Goods (million USD) 615,870 484,574 523,460 596,473 569,065
Imports of Services (million USD) 140,324 126,000 170,406 190,044 170,985
Exports of Services (million USD) 165,351 141,974 191,163 223,397 208,180

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

 
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