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France

Official name of the stateFrench Republic
Establishmentparliamentary presidential republic
International abbreviation of the stateFRA
International identification markF
Internet domain.fr
Currencyeuro
CapitalParis
OfficialeseFrench
Extent547 030
LowlandsFrench
Languedoc
MountainsAlpyMt. Blanc
PyrenejePico de Aneto
Francouzské støedohoøíPuy de Sancy
WatersØekyRhona, Seina, Loira, Garonne
MoøeStøedozemní, Atlantský oceán, prùliv La Manche
JezeroŽenevské (Lac Léman)
IslandCorsica
PeninsulaBrittany
Climatic zonesdamp mild, dry subtropical
Military-political organizationNATO
EuroparliamentariesEuropean People's Party and European Democrats17
Party of Socialist Europe31
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe11
Greens and European Free Alliance6
Confederation of the European United Left and Nordic Green Left3
Europe of Independence and Democracy3
Unclassified Parliamentaries7
Eurocommissionervice president, transportBarrot
Population59 330 000
Administrative regions (22)Nord-Pas de CalaisLille, Calais
PicardyAmiens
Champagne-ArdenneReims
LorraineNancy
AlsaceStrasbourg
Île-de-FranceParis
Upper Normandy (Haute-Normandie)Rouen
Lower Normandy (Basse-Normandie)Caen
Brittany (Bretagne)Rennes
Pays de la LoireNantes
CentreOrléans
Burgundy (Bourgogne)Dijon
Franche-ComtéBesançon
Poitou-CharentesPoitiers
LimousinLimoges
AuvergneClermont-Ferrand
Rhône-AlpsLyon
Provence (Provence-Alpes-Côte d' Azur)Marseille
Languedoc-RoussillonMontpellier
Midi-PyrénéesToulouse
AquitaineBordeaux
CorsicaAjaccio
Colonies depending to EUFrench GuyanaCayenne
GuadeloupeBasse - Terre
RéunionSaint Denis
MayotteDzaoudzi
CitiesParis2 200 000
Marseille807 726
Lyon422 444
Toulouse365 933
Nice345 674
Strasbourg255 937
Nantes252 029
Bordeaux213 274
Montpellier210 866
Rennes203 533
Saint-Etienne201 569
AglomerationParis9 180 000
Natural addition of inhabitants/year0,3%
Longevity (men/women)74,9 / 82,9
Human raceEuropoid
LanguagesFrenchIndo-European, Romance
BretonIndo-European, Celtic
BasqueBasque
NationalitiesFrenchmen96,3%
Provençals2,7%
Alsatians2,3%
Bretons1%
oversea Frenchmen0,8%
Catalans0,4%
Portugeses1,3%
Algerians1,1%
Moroccans1,1%
Spaniards0,4%
Italians0,4%
others2,2%
ReligionsRoman Catholic78%
protestant4%
Islamic3,5%
Jewish1%
without religion and other13,5%
Density108,5
Urbanization72,8%
GDP/inhabitant23 300
Inhabitants in agriculture4,1%
Inhabitants in industry17%
Outputuranium
Electric energy75% nuclear, 15% water (hydraulic), 5% thermal
Lines of procesing industry40% engineering, 20% chemical, 10% food-processing
Length of road sieve1 511 200
Length of gridiron34 074
The most important airportParis
The most important portMarseille
Literacy98,8%
Size of army411 600