France

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PROFILE
  • Area: 643,801 sq. km (including French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, and Reunion); 551,500 sq. km (metropolitan France) (248,573 sq. mi. (including French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, and Reunion); 212,935 sq. mi. (metropolitan France))
  • Population: 66,836,154; metropolitan France: 62,814,233 (2016 est.)
  • Population growth rate: 0.41% (2016 est.)
  • Life expectancy: 81.8 years (2016)
  • Languages: French (official) 100%, regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish, Creole patois)
  • Religions: Christian (overwhelmingly Roman Catholic) 63-66%, Muslim 7-9%, Buddhist 0.5-0.75%, Jewish 0.5-0.75%, other 0.5-1.0%, none 23-28%
  • Formal name: French Republic
  • Alternate names: French Republic, Republic of France, République Française
  • Government type: semi-presidential republic
  • Leaders: chief of state: President Francois HOLLANDE; head of government: Prime Minister Bernard CAZENEUVE
  • Capital: Paris
  • Administrative divisions: 13 metropolitan regions and 5 overseas regions
  • GDP per capita (PPP): $41,200 (2015 est.)
  • Exports: machinery and transportation equipment, aircraft, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceutical products, iron and steel, beverages
  • Imports: machinery and equipment, vehicles, crude oil, aircraft, plastics, chemicals
  • Currency: euro (EUR)
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