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France

Country Profile

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Major Cities

  1. PARIS
  2. Marseille-Aix-en-Provence
  3. Lyon
  4. Lille
  5. Nice-Cannes
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Major Languages

  1. French
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Population

  1. 65,630,692
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Currency

  1. euros
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Climate

  1. Metropolitan France: 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 mistral
  2. French Guiana: tropical, hot, humid
  3. little seasonal temperature variation
  4. Guadeloupe and Martinique: subtropical tempered by trade winds
  5. moderately high humidity,rainy season (June to October), vulnerable to devastating cyclones (hurricanes) every eight years on average
  6. Mayotte: tropical, marine, hot, humid, rainy season during northeastern monsoon (November to May), dry season is cooler (May to November)
  7. Reunion: tropical, but temperature moderates with elevation, cool and dry (May to November), hot and rainy (November to April)
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Major religions

  1. Roman Catholic
  2. Protestant
  3. Jewish
  4. Muslim

Immigration Data

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Work Study Visa

  1. According to the European Commission, EU citizens have the right to, move to another EU country to work without a work permit. enjoy equal treatment with nationals in access to employment, working conditions and all other social and tax advantages. stay in the country even after employment has finished.
  2. http://ec.europa.eu/immigration/tab2.do?language=7$en
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Rate of immigration

  1. 1.10

Tourism

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Key Tourist Attractions

  1. Palace of Versailles
  2. Château de Chambord
  3. Mont Saint-Michel
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Major Festivals

  1. No Information
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Number of Annual Tourists

  1. $53.8 billion

Life

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Quality of Life Index

  1. 7.084
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Population with a Higher Education

  1. 2172855
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Cost of Internet Access (USD Per Mbit/s)

  1. 1.92
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Medicare Public/Private

  1. Two-Tier
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Average cost of a Higher Education

  1. €11345

Annual Economic Facts

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Employment Rate

  1. 92.7%
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Main Industries

  1. machinery & electronics
  2. chemicals
  3. automobiles & aircraft
  4. metallurgy
  5. textiles
  6. food processing
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Major Companies

  1. Total
  2. AXA
  3. BNP Paribas
  4. Carrefour
  5. GDF Suez
  6. Renault
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Minimum Wage

  1. €9.22 per hour, €1,398.37 per month for 151.67 hours worked (or 7 hours every weekday of the month)


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