Expatriation and Immigration in France

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Capital: Paris


Total Population: 62,616,488
Annual Growth Rate: 0.5%
Density: 114 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 76.7%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Paris (11,598,866); Lyon (6,065,959); Marseille (4,864,015); Lille (4,021,676); Nantes (3,482,594); Bordeaux (3,150,890); Rennes (3,120,288); Toulouse (2,810,559).
Ethnic Origins: A mix of Celtic and Latin peoples with North African, African and Asian minorities.
Official Language: French
Other Languages Spoken: The regional languages (Breton, Corsican, Catalan, etc.) are only spoken locally and by a minority of French people.
Business Language(s): According to the type of company contacted, its geographical location and sector of activity, it may be difficult to find someone who speaks English.
Religion: Catholics 62%, Protestants 1%, Jews 1%, Muslims 6%, No religion 26%.

Local Time:

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Exchange Rate on

: National Currency:
Euro (EUR)

Country Overview

Area: 549,190 km²
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*: 0.872/1
HDI (World Rank): 14/169

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.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From France, Dial 00
To Make a Call to France, Dial +33
Internet Suffix: .fr
Computers: 65.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 56.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 51.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Imports of Goods (million USD) 541,919 630,862 715,509 560,081 605,849
Exports of Goods (million USD) 495,868 559,612 615,870 484,574 520,524
Imports of Services (million USD) 112,134 128,256 140,324 126,000 125,663
Exports of Services (million USD) 127,688 148,194 165,351 141,974 139,994

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization


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