Population of main cities including suburbs:
Paris (11,769,000); Lyon (1,665,000); Marseille (1,605,000); Lille (1,143,000); Bordeaux (1,010,000); Nice (943,000); Toulouse (851,000); Nantes (804,000); Strasbourg (639,000); Montpellier (252,000); Rennes (206,000).
A mix of Celtic and Latin peoples with North African, African and Asian minorities.
Other Languages Spoken:
The regional languages (Breton, Corsican, Catalan, etc.) are only spoken locally and by a minority of French people.
While French is the official language in France, many business people speak English. According to the type of company contacted, its geographical location and sector of activity, it may be difficult to find someone who speaks English. Being able to communicate and negotiate in the French language provide a distinct advantage.
Catholics 62%, Protestants 1%, Jews 1%, Muslims 6%, No religion 26%.
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National Currency: Euro (EUR)
Type of State:
Republic, parliamentary democracy combined with presidential power.
Type of Economy:
High-income economy, OECD member, G8 member.
The world's leading tourist destination; one of the top ten export powers of the world; a relatively high unemployment rate
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
To Make a Call From France, Dial 00
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Access to Electricity:
100% of the Population
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