France Energy Resources

FRANCE

France Electricity access:

electrification – total population: 100% (2016)

France Electricity – production:

529.1 billion kWh (2016 est.)

country comparison to the world: 9

France Electricity – consumption:

450.8 billion kWh (2016 est.)

country comparison to the world: 10

France Electricity – exports:

61.41 billion kWh (2016 est.)

country comparison to the world: 3

France Electricity – imports:

19.9 billion kWh (2016 est.)

country comparison to the world: 10

France Electricity – installed generating capacity:

130.8 million kW (2016 est.)

country comparison to the world: 9

France Electricity – from fossil fuels:

17% of total installed capacity (2016 est.)

country comparison to the world: 198

France Electricity – from nuclear fuels:

50% of total installed capacity (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 1

France Electricity – from hydroelectric plants:

15% of total installed capacity (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 102

France Electricity – from other renewable sources:

19% of total installed capacity (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 42

France Crude oil – production:

15,170 bbl/day (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 70

France Crude oil – exports:

0 bbl/day (2015 est.)

country comparison to the world: 126

Crude oil – imports: France France           

1.147 million bbl/day (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 9

France Crude oil – proved reserves:

65.97 million bbl (1 January 2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 75

France Refined petroleum products – production:

1.311 million bbl/day (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 15

France Refined petroleum products – consumption:

1.705 million bbl/day (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 13

France Refined petroleum products – exports:

440,600 bbl/day (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 19

France Refined petroleum products – imports:

886,800 bbl/day (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 8

France Natural gas – production:

16.99 million cu m (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 90

France Natural gas – consumption:

41.88 billion cu m (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 24

France Natural gas – exports:

6.031 billion cu m (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 26

France Natural gas – imports:

48.59 billion cu m (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 10

France Natural gas – proved reserves:

8.41 billion cu m (1 January 2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 81

Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy:

341.2 million Mt (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 22


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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


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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)


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France Military expenditures:

1.79% of GDP (2017)

1.79% of GDP (2016)

1.79% of GDP (2015)

1.82% of GDP (2014)

country comparison to the world: 62

France Military branches:

Army (Armee de Terre; includes Marines, Foreign Legion, Army Light Aviation), Navy (Marine Nationale), Air Force (Armee de l’Air (AdlA); includes Air Defense) (2011)

France Military service age and obligation:

18-25 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; no conscription; 1-year service obligation; women serve in noncombat posts (2013)


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FRANCE

Disputes – international:

Madagascar claims the French territories of Bassas da India, Europa Island, Glorioso Islands, and Juan de Nova Island; Comoros claims Mayotte; Mauritius claims Tromelin Island; territorial dispute between Suriname and the French overseas department of French Guiana; France asserts a territorial claim in Antarctica (Adelie Land); France and Vanuatu claim Matthew and Hunter Islands, east of New Caledonia

France Refugees and internally displaced persons:

refugees (country of origin): 23,918 (Sri Lanka), 18,534 (Afghanistan), 16,484 (Democratic Republic of the Congo), 15,898 (Russia), 15,822 (Syria), 14,700 (Sudan), 13,778 (Serbia and Kosovo), 11,196 (Turkey), 11,193 (Cambodia), 9,264 (Guinea), 8,131 (Iraq), 7,821 (Vietnam), 6,617 (Laos), 5,419 (Mauritania) (2018)

stateless persons: 1,493 (2018)

France Illicit drugs:

metropolitan France: transshipment point for South American cocaine, Southwest Asian heroin, and European synthetics;

French Guiana: small amount of marijuana grown for local consumption; minor transshipment point to Europe;

Martinique: transshipment point for cocaine and marijuana bound for the US and Europe


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France Capital Flag:

three equal vertical bands of blue (hoist side), white, and red; known as the “Le drapeau tricolore” (French Tricolor), the origin of the flag dates to 1790 and the French Revolution when the “ancient French color” of white was combined with the blue and red colors of the Parisian militia; the official flag for all French dependent areas

note: the design and/or colors are similar to a number of other flags, including those of Belgium, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, and Netherlands

France Currency:

Euro


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France GOVERNMENT

France Chief of State

President Emmanuel MACRON

France Head of Government

Prime Minister Edouard PHILIPPE

France Government Type

semi-presidential republic

France Capital

Paris

France Legislature

bicameral Parliament or Parlement consists of the Senate or Senat (348 seats) and National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale (577 seats)

France Judiciary

Court of Cassation or Cour de Cassation (court president, 6 divisional presiding judges, 120 trial judges, and 70 deputy judges organized into 6 divisions) Constitutional Council

France Ambassador to US

Ambassador (vacant)

France US Ambassador

Ambassador Majie D. McCOURT

France GEOGRAPHY

France Area

Total: 643,801 sq km, 551,500 sq km (metropolitan France)

Land: 640,427 sq km, 549,970 sq km (metropolitan France)

Water: 3,374 sq km, 1,530 sq km (metropolitan France)

France Climate

metropolitan France: generally cool winters and mild summers, but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean

France Natural Resources

coal, iron ore, bauxite, zinc uranium, antimony, arsenic, potash, feldspar, fluorspar, gypsum, timber, arable land, fish

France ECONOMY

France Economic Overview

diversified modern market economy with government presence in several strategic sectors; maintains social equality by law and by tax and spending policies; most-visited nation on earth

France GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

$2.856 trillion (2017 est.)

France GDP per capita (Purchasing Power Parity)

$44,100 (2017 est.)

France Exports

$549.9 billion (2017 est.)

partners: Germany 14.8%, Spain 7.7%, Italy 7.5%, US 7.2%, Belgium 7%, UK 6.7% (2017)

France Imports

$601.7 billion (2017 est.)

partners: Germany 18.5%, Belgium10.2%, Netherlands 8.3%, Italy 7.9%, Spain 7.1%, UK 5.3%, US 5.2%, China 5.1% (2017)

France PEOPLE & SOCIETY

France Population

49.3 million (July 2018 est.)

France Population Growth

0.73% (2018 est.)

France Ethnicity

Celtic and Latin with Teutonic, Slavic, North African, Indochinese, Basque minorities

France Language

French (official) 100%, declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish, Occitan, Picard)

France Religion

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% (2015 est.)

France Urbanization

urban population: 80.4% of total population (2018)

rate of urbanization: 0.72% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)


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France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader among European nations. It plays an influential global role as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, NATO, the G-7, the G-20, the EU, and other multilateral organizations. France rejoined NATO’s integrated military command structure in 2009, reversing DE GAULLE’s 1966 decision to withdraw French forces from NATO. Since 1958, it has constructed a hybrid presidential-parliamentary governing system resistant to the instabilities experienced in earlier, more purely parliamentary administrations. In recent decades, its reconciliation and cooperation with Germany have proved central to the economic integration of Europe, including the introduction of a common currency, the euro, in January 1999. In the early 21st century, five French overseas entities – French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, and Reunion – became French regions and were made part of France proper.

Women’s World Cup One-Pager:

Team Nickname

Les Bleues (The Blues)

Team Uniform Colors

blue, white

Coach

Corinne DIACRE

World Cup Appearances

4 (first in 2003)

World Cup Record through 2015

W 6 D 3 L 5

Best Result

fourth: 2011


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France Location:

metropolitan France: Western Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay and English Channel, between Belgium and Spain, southeast of the UK; bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy and Spain;

French Guiana: Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Brazil and Suriname;

Guadeloupe: Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Puerto Rico;

Martinique: Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago;

Mayotte: Southern Indian Ocean, island in the Mozambique Channel, about halfway between northern Madagascar and northern Mozambique;

Reunion: Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar

France Geographic coordinates:

metropolitan France: 46 00 N, 2 00 E;

French Guiana: 4 00 N, 53 00 W;

Guadeloupe: 16 15 N, 61 35 W;

Martinique: 14 40 N, 61 00 W;

Mayotte: 12 50 S, 45 10 E;

Reunion: 21 06 S, 55 36 E

France Map references:

metropolitan France: Europe;

French Guiana: South America;

Guadeloupe: Central America and the Caribbean;

Martinique: Central America and the Caribbean;

Mayotte: Africa;

Reunion: World

France Area:

total: 643,801 sq km

land: 640,427 sq km

water: 3,374 sq km

551,500 sq km (metropolitan France) 549,970 sq km (metropolitan France) 1,530 sq km (metropolitan France)

note: the first numbers include the overseas regions of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, and Reunion

country comparison to the world: 44

France Area – comparative:

slightly more than four times the size of Georgia; slightly less than the size of Texas

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France Land boundaries:

border countries (8): Andorra 55 km, Belgium 556 km, Germany 418 km, Italy 476 km, Luxembourg 69 km, Monaco 6 km, Spain 646 km, Switzerland 525 km

metropolitan France – total: 2751

French Guiana – total: 1205

France Coastline:

4,853 km

metropolitan France: 3,427 km

France Maritime claims:

territorial sea: 12 nm

exclusive economic zone: 200 nm (does not apply to the Mediterranean Sea)

contiguous zone: 24 nm

continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation

France Climate:

metropolitan France: generally cool winters and mild summers, but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean; occasional strong, cold, dry, north-to-northwesterly wind known as the mistral;

French Guiana: tropical; hot, humid; little seasonal temperature variation;

Guadeloupe and Martinique: subtropical tempered by trade winds; moderately high humidity; rainy season (June to October); vulnerable to devastating cyclones (hurricanes) every eight years on average;

Mayotte: tropical; marine; hot, humid, rainy season during northeastern monsoon (November to May); dry season is cooler (May to November);

Reunion: tropical, but temperature moderates with elevation; cool and dry (May to November), hot and rainy (November to April)

France Terrain:

metropolitan France: mostly flat plains or gently rolling hills in north and west; remainder is mountainous, especially Pyrenees in south, Alps in east;

French Guiana: low-lying coastal plains rising to hills and small mountains;

Guadeloupe: Basse-Terre is volcanic in origin with interior mountains; Grande-Terre is low limestone formation; most of the seven other islands are volcanic in origin;

Martinique: mountainous with indented coastline; dormant volcano;

Mayotte: generally undulating, with deep ravines and ancient volcanic peaks;

Reunion: mostly rugged and mountainous; fertile lowlands along coast

France Elevation:

mean elevation: 375 m

lowest point: Rhone River delta -2 m

highest point: Mont Blanc 4,810

note: to assess the possible effects of climate change on the ice and snow cap of Mont Blanc, its surface and peak have been extensively measured in recent years; these new peak measurements have exceeded the traditional height of 4,807 m and have varied between 4,808 m and 4,811 m; the actual rock summit is 4,792 m and is 40 m away from the ice-covered summit

France Natural resources:

metropolitan France, coal, iron ore, bauxite, zinc, uranium, antimony, arsenic, potash, feldspar, fluorspar, gypsum, timber, arable land, fish, French Guiana, gold deposits, petroleum, kaolin, niobium, tantalum, clay

France Land use:

agricultural land: 52.7% (2011 est.)

arable land: 33.4% (2011 est.) / permanent crops: 1.8% (2011 est.) / permanent pasture: 17.5% (2011 est.)

forest: 29.2% (2011 est.)

other: 18.1% (2011 est.)

France Irrigated land:

26,420 sq km 26,950 sq km (2012)

metropolitan France: 26,000 sq km (2012)

France Population distribution:

much of the population is concentrated in the north and southeast; although there are many urban agglomerations throughout the country, Paris is by far the largest city, with Lyon ranked a distant second

France Natural hazards:

metropolitan France: flooding; avalanches; midwinter windstorms; drought; forest fires in south near the Mediterranean;

overseas departments: hurricanes (cyclones); flooding;

volcanism: Montagne Pelee (1,394 m) on the island of Martinique in the Caribbean is the most active volcano of the Lesser Antilles arc, it last erupted in 1932; a catastrophic eruption in May 1902 destroyed the city of St. Pierre, killing an estimated 30,000 people;; La Soufriere (1,467 m) on the island of Guadeloupe in the Caribbean last erupted from July 1976 to March 1977;; these volcanoes are part of the volcanic island arc of the Lesser Antilles that extends from Saba in the north to Grenada in the south

France Environment – current issues:

some forest damage from acid rain; air pollution from industrial and vehicle emissions; water pollution from urban wastes, agricultural runoff

France Environment – international agreements:

party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulfur 85, Air Pollution-Sulfur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Antarctic Seals, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling

signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

France Geography – note:

largest West European nation; most major French rivers – the Meuse, Seine, Loire, Charente, Dordogne, and Garonne – flow northward or westward into the Atlantic Ocean, only the Rhone flows southward into the Mediterranean Sea


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France Population:

67,364,357 (July 2018 est.)

note: the above figure is for metropolitan France and five overseas regions; the metropolitan France population is 62,814,233

country comparison to the world: 21

France Nationality:

noun: Frenchman(men), Frenchwoman(women)

adjective: French

France Ethnic groups:

Celtic and Latin with Teutonic, Slavic, North African, Indochinese, Basque minorities

note: overseas departments: black, white, mulatto, East Indian, Chinese, Amerindian

France Languages:

French (official) 100%, declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish, Occitan, Picard)

note: overseas departments: French, Creole patois, Mahorian (a Swahili dialect)

France 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% (2015 est.)

note: France maintains a tradition of secularism and has not officially collected data on religious affiliation since the 1872 national census, which complicates assessments of France’s religious composition; an 1872 law prohibiting state authorities from collecting data on individuals’ ethnicity or religious beliefs was reaffirmed by a 1978 law emphasizing the prohibition of the collection or exploitation of personal data revealing an individual’s race, ethnicity, or political, philosophical, or religious opinions; a 1905 law codified France’s separation of church and state

France Age structure:

0-14 years: 18.48% (male 6,366,789 /female 6,082,729)

15-24 years: 11.8% (male 4,065,780 /female 3,884,488)

25-54 years: 37.48% (male 12,731,825 /female 12,515,501)

55-64 years: 12.42% (male 4,035,073 /female 4,331,751)

65 years and over: 19.82% (male 5,781,410 /female 7,569,011) (2018 est.)

population pyramid:

France Dependency ratios:

total dependency ratio: 59.2 (2015 est.)

youth dependency ratio: 29.1 (2015 est.)

elderly dependency ratio: 30.2 (2015 est.)

potential support ratio: 3.3 (2015 est.)

France Median age:

total: 41.5 years

male: 39.7 years

female: 43.2 years (2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 40

France Population growth rate:

0.37% (2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 166

France Birth rate:

12.1 births/1,000 population (2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 162

France Death rate:

9.4 deaths/1,000 population (2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 51

France Net migration rate:

1.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 60

France Population distribution:

much of the population is concentrated in the north and southeast; although there are many urban agglomerations throughout the country, Paris is by far the largest city, with Lyon ranked a distant second

France Urbanization:

urban population: 80.4% of total population (2018)

rate of urbanization: 0.72% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

France Major urban areas – population:

10.901 million PARIS (capital), 1.69 million Lyon, 1.599 million Marseille-Aix-en-Provence, 1.054 million Lille, 997,000 Toulouse, 945,000 Bordeaux (2018)

France Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female

0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female

15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female

25-54 years: 1.02 male(s)/female

55-64 years: 0.93 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.76 male(s)/female

total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2018 est.)

France Mother’s mean age at first birth:

28.1 years (2010 est.)

France Maternal mortality rate:

8 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)

country comparison to the world: 157

France Infant mortality rate:

total: 3.2 deaths/1,000 live births

male: 3.5 deaths/1,000 live births

female: 2.9 deaths/1,000 live births (2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 209

France Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 82 years

male: 78.9 years

female: 85.3 years (2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 19

France Total fertility rate:

2.06 children born/woman (2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 106

France Contraceptive prevalence rate:

78.4% (2010/11)

France Health expenditures:

11.5% of GDP (2014)

country comparison to the world: 8

France Physicians density:

3.23 physicians/1,000 population (2016)

France Hospital bed density:

6.5 beds/1,000 population (2013)

France Drinking water source:

improved:

urban: 100% of population

rural: 100% of population

total: 100% of population

unimproved:

urban: 0% of population

rural: 0% of population

total: 0% of population (2015 est.)

France Sanitation facility access:

improved:

urban: 98.6% of population (2015 est.)

rural: 98.9% of population (2015 est.)

total: 98.7% of population (2015 est.)

unimproved:

urban: 1.4% of population (2015 est.)

rural: 1.1% of population (2015 est.)

total: 1.3% of population (2015 est.)

France HIV/AIDS – adult prevalence rate:

0.5% (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 66

France HIV/AIDS – people living with HIV/AIDS:

200,000 (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 29

France HIV/AIDS – deaths:

<500 (2017 est.)

France Obesity – adult prevalence rate:

21.6% (2016)

country comparison to the world: 87

France Education expenditures:

5.5% of GDP (2015)

country comparison to the world: 43

France School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):

total: 15 years

male: 15 years

female: 16 years (2016)

France Unemployment, youth ages 15-24:

total: 22.3%

male: 23.1%

female: 21.3% (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 60


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 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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