|Time zone:||GMT +1 (Central European time)|
|Daylight savings:||GMT +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October|
|Other languages:||Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish|
$1 = €0.89, £1 = €1.19
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.fr||International Dialling Code: 33|
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Further information on France
Discover more about France - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 547,030 sq km (1,400 sq km under water)
Coastline: 3,427 km (Bay of Biscay, English Channel, Mediterranean Sea)
Highest mountain: Mont Blanc (4,807m) - Climb this mountain!
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for France from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Full democracy||23/167|
|Economic Freedom||Moderately Free||73/179|
|Press Freedom||Satisfactory situation||37/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||Broad rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||Low corruption||26/174|
Other Data & Links
Full name: French Republic Status: Independent Country
Population: 66,259,012 (rank: 21/196) Density: 121.1 people/sq km (rank: 70/196)
Ethnic groups: Celtic and Latin with Teutonic, Slavic, North African, Indochinese, Basque minorities
Religions: Roman Catholic 83%-88%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 5%-10%, unaffiliated 4%
GDP (PPP): $2276 billion GDP per capita: $35,700 (rank: 28/195)