France Communications System

FRANCE

France Telephones – fixed lines:

total subscriptions: 38.687 million (2017 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 58 (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 6

France Telephones – mobile cellular:

total subscriptions: 69.017 million (2017 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 103 (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 22

France Telephone system:

general assessment: extensive cable and microwave radio relay; extensive use of fiber-optic cable; domestic satellite system; highly developed; 3rd largest in Europe; broadband subscriber rate remains strong at 4%

domestic: 58 per 100 persons for fixed-line and 103 per 100 for mobile-cellular subscriptions

international: country code – 33; numerous submarine cables provide links throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and US; satellite earth stations – more than 3 (2 Intelsat (with total of 5 antennas – 2 for Indian Ocean and 3 for Atlantic Ocean), NA Eutelsat, 1 Inmarsat – Atlantic Ocean region); HF radiotelephone communications with more than 20 countries

overseas departments: country codes: French Guiana – 594; Guadeloupe – 590; Martinique – 596; Mayotte – 262; Reunion – 262; ACE submarine cable connecting France with African markets extended

France Broadcast media:

a mix of both publicly operated and privately owned TV stations; state-owned France television stations operate 4 networks, one of which is a network of regional stations, and has part-interest in several thematic cable/satellite channels and international channels; a large number of privately owned regional and local TV stations; multi-channel satellite and cable services provide a large number of channels; public broadcaster Radio France operates 7 national networks, a series of regional networks, and operates services for overseas territories and foreign audiences; Radio France Internationale, under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is a leading international broadcaster; a large number of commercial FM stations, with many of them consolidating into commercial networks

France Internet country code:

metropolitan France – .fr; French Guiana – .gf; Guadeloupe – .gp; Martinique – .mq; Mayotte – .yt; Reunion – .re

France Internet users:

total: 57,226,585 (July 2016 est.)

percent of population: 85.6% (July 2016 est.)

country comparison to the world: 11

France Broadband –

total: 28.429 million (2017 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 42 (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 7


Data for Educational Purpose Only.

Source: 

The World Factbook 2016-17. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, 2016.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html


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France Military and Security System

France Transnational Issues

France Capital Flag and Currency

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France Transportation System

FRANCE

France National air transport system:

number of registered air carriers: 30 (2015)

inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers: 485 (2015)

annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers: 65,039,503 (2015)

annual freight traffic on registered air carriers: 4,098,310,000 mt-km (2015)

France Civil aircraft registration country code prefix:

F (2016)

France Airports:

464 (2013)

country comparison to the world: 17

France Airports – with paved runways:

total: 294 (2017)

over 3,047 m: 14 (2017)

2,438 to 3,047 m: 25 (2017)

1,524 to 2,437 m: 97 (2017)

914 to 1,523 m: 83 (2017)

under 914 m: 75 (2017)

France Airports – with unpaved runways:

total: 170 (2013)

1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 (2013)

914 to 1,523 m: 64 (2013)

under 914 m: 105 (2013)

France Heliports:

1 (2013)

France Pipelines:

15322 km gas, 2939 km oil, 5084 km refined products (2013)

France Railways:

total: 29,640 km (2014)

standard gauge: 29,473 km 1.435-m gauge (15,561 km electrified) (2014)

narrow gauge: 167 km 1.000-m gauge (63 km electrified) (2014)

country comparison to the world: 10

France Roadways:

total: 1,053,215 km (2011)

urban: 654,201 km (2011)

non-urban: 399,014 km (2011)

country comparison to the world: 7

France Waterways:

metropolitan France: 8,501 km (1,621 km navigable by craft up to 3,000 metric tons) (2010)

France Merchant marine:

total: 555

by type: container ship 24, general cargo 73, oil tanker 29, other 429 (2018)

note: includes Monaco

country comparison to the world: 39

France Ports and terminals:

major seaport(s): Brest, Calais, Dunkerque, Le Havre, Marseille, Nantes,

container port(s) (TEUs): Le Havre (2,870,000) (2017)

LNG terminal(s) (import): Fos Cavaou, Fos Tonkin, Montoir de Bretagne

river port(s): Paris, Rouen (Seine)

cruise/ferry port(s): Calais, Cherbourg, Le Havre

Strasbourg (Rhine) Bordeaux (Garronne)


Data for Educational Purpose Only.

Source: 

The World Factbook 2016-17. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, 2016.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html


Other Pages Relating to Country France:

France at a Glance and One Page Summary

France Background and Introduction

France Geography

France People and Society

France Government

France Economy

France Energy Resources

France Communications System

France Transportation System

France Military and Security System

France Transnational Issues

France Capital Flag and Currency

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