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France Communications 2012

SOURCE: 2012 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











France Communications 2012
SOURCE: 2012 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 27,

Telephones - main lines in use:
36.154 million; 35.2 million (metropolitan France) (2010)
country comparison to the world: 8
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
64 million; 62.6 million (metropolitan France) (2010)
country comparison to the world: 20
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: highly developed
domestic: extensive cable and microwave radio relay; extensive use of fiber-optic cable; domestic satellite system
international: country code - 33; numerous submarine cables provide links throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and US; satellite earth stations - more than 3 (2 Intelsat (with total of 5 antennas - 2 for Indian Ocean and 3 for Atlantic Ocean), NA Eutelsat, 1 Inmarsat - Atlantic Ocean region); HF radiotelephone communications with more than 20 countries
overseas departments: country codes: French Guiana - 594; Guadeloupe - 590; Martinique - 596; Mayotte - 262; Reunion - 262

Broadcast media:
a mix of both publicly-operated and privately-owned TV stations; state-owned France Televisions operates 4 networks, one of which is a network of regional stations, and has part-interest in several thematic cable/satellite channels and international channels; a large number of privately-owned regional and local TV stations; multi-channel satellite and cable services provide a large number of channels; public broadcaster Radio France operates 7 national networks, a series of regional networks, and operates services for overseas territories and foreign audiences; Radio France Internationale (RFI), under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is a leading international broadcaster; a large number of commercial FM stations, with many of them consolidating into commercial networks (2008)

Internet country code:
metropolitan France - .fr; French Guiana - .gf; Guadeloupe - .gp; Martinique - .mq; Mayotte - .yt; Reunion - .re

Internet hosts:
16,872,880; 16.840 million (metropolitan France) (2010)
country comparison to the world: 8
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
45.262 million; 44.625 million (metropolitan France) (2009)
country comparison to the world: 8
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


NOTE: 1) The information regarding France on this page is re-published from the 2012 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of France Communications 2012 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about France Communications 2012 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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