Capital : Paris Population : 9,854,000 (metro area) 2,110,400 (city proper)
Other Major Cities Marseille: 820,700 Lyon: 443,900 Toulouse: 411,800 Nice: 332,000 Nantes: 282300 Strasbourg 272,600 Bordeaux: 217,000
Land Area: 210,668 square meters Total Area : 21,209 square meters Population: 65,630,692 Birth Rate: 12.72 per 1000 Infant Mortality: 3.37 per 1000 Life Expectancy: 81.46
Languages French + 100% Rapidly declining regional dialects = Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish It is a language studied a spoke all over the world and is often referred to as the language of love
Ethnicity (Race) Main Ethnicity Groups Celtic, Latin, Teutanic, Slovic, North African, Southeast Asia and Basque minorities. Main Religions Roman Catholic 83-88%, Protestant 2% Islam 5-10%, Jewish 1%, Unaffiliated 4%
Economic Activities Natural Resources: Coal, Iron ore, Zinc and Uranium Exports: $578.4 Billion – Machinery, Aircraft, Plastics, Iron & Steel, Beverages Imports: $684.6 Billion – Crude oil, Machinery, Etc.
Trading Partners: Germany, Spain, UK, US, Italy, Netherlands Inflation: 2% Unemployment: 9.3% Arable Land: 34% Agriculture: Wheat, Cereals, Sugar, Wine, Etc. Labour Force: 29.6 Million ( Services = 71.5%, Industry = 24.4%, Agriculture= 4.1% )
Communications Telephones: Main lines = 36.15 Million Mobile Phones = 64 Million Radio Broadcast Stations: AM = 41 FM = 3,500 TV Broadcast Stations: 584 ( + 9,676 Repeaters) Internet Hosts: 16.9 Million Internet Users: 45.26 Million Literacy Rate 99%
Transportation Railways: 29,640 Total Highway: 951,200km Waterways: 8,500km Ports And Harbors: Bordeaux, Calais, Dunkerque, Marseille, Nâtes Airports: 475
French History Has been settled since Paleolithic times In 600 BC Greeks and Phoenicians arrived 1328 France was the most powerful nation in Europe with a population of 15 Million After a series of foreign wars that wrecked the government, the French Revolution plunged France into a bloodbath beginning in 1789
A new France emerged from world war 1 as the continents dominant power France invaded by Germany on June 22 nd 1940 Allied armies liberated France in August 1944 In 1946 France helped Morocco and Tunisia seek independence
Famous For Wine Soccer – 1998 world cup, 2000,1984 Euros Bread Clothes/Fashion Art Architecture Rugby
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