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France's Quick Facts

Land Area 640,427 km2
Water Area 3,374 km2
Total Area 643,801 km2
Population 66,836,154
Population Density 103.81 / km2
Government Type Semi-Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $2.70 Trillion
GDP Per Capita $42,400
Currency Euro (EUR)
Largest Cities
  • Paris (11,017,230)
  • Lyon (1,719,268)
  • Marseille-Aix-en-Provence (1,608,236)
  • Lille (1,063,085)
  • Toulouse (1,024,167)
  • Bordeaux (968,993)
  • Nice-Cannes (942,208)
  • Nantes (677,766)
  • Toulon (579,095)
  • Grenoble (527,720)
  • Name: France
    (long form) French Republic
  • Capital City: Paris (2,193,031 pop.)
    (11,836,970 metro)
  • France Population: 65,951,611 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Euro
    (conversion rates)

    euros
    20 Euros
  • Ethnicity: Celtic and Latin with Teutonic, Slavic, North African, Indochinese, and Basque minorities
  • Holidays
  • GDP total: $2.253 trillion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $35,500 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: French (official) 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish) overseas departments: French, Creole patois
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Paris, Marseille, Lyon. Toulouse, Nice, Nantes, Strasbourg
  • Name: The name France is from the Latin word 'Francia' meaning country of the Franks, a Germanic people who conquered the area during the 5th century.
  • National Day: July 14

    Note: "Fete de la Federation" is celebrated with a mixture of solemn military parades, dancing in the streets and fireworks. The storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789 has been commemorated in France for more than a century.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 88%, Muslim 5%, Protestant 2%, unaffiliated 2%, Jewish 1%,
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