Population of main cities including suburbs:
Paris (11,598,000); Lyon (6,065,000); Marseille (4,864,000); Lille (4,021,000); Nantes (3,482,000); Bordeaux (3,150,000); Rennes (3,120,000); Toulouse (2,810,000).
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.
According to the type of company contacted, its geographical location and sector of activity, it may be difficult to find someone who speaks English.
Catholics 62%, Protestants 1%, Jews 1%, Muslims 6%, No religion 26%.
It is %T:%M %A In Paris
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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.
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65.2 per 100 Inhabitants
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79.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
100% of the Population
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