France

Capital: 
Paris
Location: 
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
Country Code: 
FR
Commodity
Area: 
Approx. 640,000 sq km
Coastline: 
Approx. 5,000 km
Climate: 
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 minstral.
Land Resources (terrain): 
mostly flat plains or gently rolling hills in north and west;remainder is mountainous, especially Pyrenees in south, Alps in east
Natural Resource: 
coal
Natural Resource: 
iron ore
Natural Resource: 
bauxite
Natural Resource: 
zinc
Natural Resource: 
uranium
Natural Resource: 
antimony
Natural Resource: 
arsenic
Natural Resource: 
potash
Natural Resource: 
feldspar
Natural Resource: 
flourspar
Natural Resource: 
gypsum
Natural Resource: 
timber
Natural Resource: 
fish
Natural Resource: 
gold desposits
Natural Resource: 
petroleum
Natural Resource: 
kaolin
Natural Resource: 
niobium
Total Renewable Water Resources: 
Approx. 200 cu km
Natural Hazards: 
flooding
Natural Hazards: 
acalanches
Natural Hazards: 
midwinter windstorms
Natural Hazards: 
drought
Natural Hazards: 
forest fires
Natural Hazards: 
hurricanes
Natural Hazards: 
volcanic activity
Environmental Issues: 
acid rain
Environmental Issues: 
air pollution
Environmental Issues: 
water pollution
Environmental Issues: 
agricultural runoff
Electricity (Production): 
Approx. 536 Billion kWh
Electricity (Consumption): 
Approx. 447 Billion kWh
Electricity (Exports): 
Approx. 58 Billion kWh
Electricity (Imports): 
Approx. 11 Billion kWh
Oil (Production): 
Approx. 70,000 bbl/day
Oil (Consumption): 
Approx. 1.2 Million bbl/day
Oil (Exports): 
Approx. 554,000 bbl/day
Oil (Imports): 
Approx. 2.3 Million bbl/day
Natural Gas (Production): 
920 Million cu m
Natural Gas (Consumption): 
Approx. 49 Billion cu m
Custom & Culture
Population: 
Approx. 64 Million
Nationality: 
Frenchman
Ethnic Groups: 
Celtic
Ethnic Groups: 
Latin
Ethnic Groups: 
Teutonic
Ethnic Groups: 
Slavic
Ethnic Groups: 
North African
Ethnic Groups: 
Indochinese
Ethnic Groups: 
Basque minorities
Unofficial Language: 
French
Unofficial Language: 
Provencal
Unofficial Language: 
Breton
Unofficial Language: 
Alsatian
Unofficial Language: 
Corsican
Type Of Government: 
republic
Knowledge
Literacy: 
Approx. 99 Age 15 + Can Read and Write
Agricultural Products: 
wheat
Agricultural Products: 
cereals
Agricultural Products: 
sugar beets
Agricultural Products: 
potatoes
Agricultural Products: 
wine grapes
Agricultural Products: 
beef
Agricultural Products: 
dairy products
Agricultural Products: 
fish
Industrial Products: 
machinery
Industrial Products: 
chemicals
Industrial Products: 
automobiles
Industrial Products: 
metallurgy
Industrial Products: 
aircraft
Industrial Products: 
electronics
Industrial Products: 
textiles
Industrial Products: 
food processing
Industrial Products: 
tourism
Money
National Budget (Revenue): 
Approx. $1 Trillion
National Budget (Expenditures): 
Approx. $1.4 Trillion
National Debt: 
Approx. $5 Trillion
Stock of Money: 
N/A
GDP: 
Approx. $2 Trillion
Inflation Rate: 
Approx. 0.1%
Commercial Bank Prime Lending Rate: 
Approx. 8%
Export Value: 
Approx. $457 Billion
Export Product: 
machinery
Export Product: 
transportation equipment
Export Product: 
aircraft
Export Product: 
plastics
Export Product: 
chemicals
Export Product: 
pharmaceutical products
Export Product: 
iron
Export Product: 
steel
Export Product: 
beverages
Export Partner: 
Germany
Export Partner: 
Italy
Export Partner: 
Spain
Export Partner: 
United Kingdom
Export Partner: 
Belgium
Export Partner: 
United States
Export Partner: 
Netherlands
Import Value: 
Approx. $532 Billion
Import Product: 
machinery
Import Product: 
equipment
Import Product: 
vehicles
Import Product: 
crude oil
Import Product: 
aircraft
Import Product: 
plastics
Import Product: 
chemicals
Import Partner: 
Germany
Import Partner: 
Belgium
Import Partner: 
Italy
Import Partner: 
Spain
Import Partner: 
Netherlands
Import Partner: 
United Kingdom
Import Partner: 
United States
Technology
Communication: 
Telephone
Communication: 
Television
Communication: 
Radio
Communication: 
Internet
Airports: 
475
Railways: 
Approx. 29,000 km
Roadways: 
Approx. 952,000 km
Waterways: 
N/A
Ports: 
Bordeaux, Calais, Dunkerque, Le Havre, Marseille, Nantes, Paris, Rouen, Strasbourg
Pipelines: 
gas: 15,000 km
Pipelines: 
"oil: 3,000 km "
Pipelines: 
"refined products: 5,000 km "
Well-being
Infant Mortality: 
Approx. 3 Deaths per 1000 Births
Life Expectancy: 
Approx. 81 Years
Size Of Labor Pool: 
Approx. 28 Million
Occupation: 
agriculture: 4%
Occupation: 
industry: 24%
Occupation: 
services: 72%
Unemployment: 
Approx. 10%
Population Below Poverty Line: 
Approx. 6%