French Republic
Flag of France
Continent: Europe
Capital: Paris
Population: 60,656,178
Government: Republic
Head of State: Francois Hollande
Other Information
Language: French
Religion: Christianity
Established: 843
UN Member State
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Total Area- 547,030 sq km

Languages- French 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish)

Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write total population: 99%

Religions- Roman Catholic 83%-88%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 5%-10%, unaffiliated 4%

Life Expectancy- male: 75.96 years and female: 83.42 years

Natural Resources coal, iron ore, bauxite, zinc, uranium, antimony, arsenic, potash, feldspar, fluorospar, gypsum, timber, fish

Internet hosts: 2,396,761 (2004)

Internet users: 21.9 million (2003)