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France People 2012

SOURCE: 2012 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











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


Page last updated on February 27,

Nationality:
noun: Frenchman(men), Frenchwoman(women)
adjective: French

Ethnic groups:
Celtic and Latin with Teutonic, Slavic, North African, Indochinese, Basque minorities
overseas departments: black, white, mulatto, East Indian, Chinese, Amerindian

Languages:
French (official) 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish)
overseas departments: French, Creole patois, Mahorian (a Swahili dialect)

Religions:
Roman Catholic 83%-88%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 5%-10%, unaffiliated 4%
overseas departments: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, pagan

Population:
65,630,692 (July 2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 21
note: the above figure is for metropolitan France and five overseas regions; the metropolitan France population is 62,814,233
[see also: Population country ranks ]

Age structure:
0-14 years: 18.5% (male 6,180,905/female 5,886,849)
[see also: Age structure 0-14 years country ranks ]
15-64 years: 64.7% (male 21,082,175/female 21,045,867)
[see also: Age structure 15-64 years country ranks ]
65 years and over: 16.8% (male 4,578,089/female 6,328,834) (2011 est.)
[see also: Age structure 65 years and over country ranks ]

Median age:
total: 39.9 years
[see also: Median age - total country ranks ]
male: 38.4 years
[see also: Median age - male country ranks ]
female: 41.5 years (2011 est.)
[see also: Median age - female country ranks ]

Population growth rate:
0.497% (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 150
[see also: Population growth rate country ranks ]

Birth rate:
12.72 births/1,000 population (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 155
[see also: Birth rate country ranks ]

Death rate:
8.85 deaths/1,000 population (July 2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 72
[see also: Death rate country ranks ]

Net migration rate:
1.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 51
[see also: Net migration rate country ranks ]

Urbanization:
urban population: 85% of total population (2010)
[see also: Urbanization - urban population country ranks ]
rate of urbanization: 1% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
[see also: Urbanization - rate of urbanization country ranks ]

Major cities - population:
PARIS (capital) 10.41 million; Marseille-Aix-en-Provence 1.457 million; Lyon 1.456 million; Lille 1.028 million; Nice-Cannes 977,000 (2009)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - at birth country ranks ]
under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - under 15 years country ranks ]
15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.74 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 65 years and over country ranks ]
total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2012 est.)
[see also: Sex ratio - total population country ranks ]

Maternal mortality rate:
8 deaths/100,000 live births (2008)
country comparison to the world: 150
[see also: Maternal mortality rate country ranks ]

Infant mortality rate:
total: 3.37 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 212
male: 3.7 deaths/1,000 live births
[see also: Infant mortality rate - male country ranks ]
female: 3.01 deaths/1,000 live births (2012 est.)
[see also: Infant mortality rate - female country ranks ]

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 81.46 years
country comparison to the world: 14
male: 78.35 years
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - male country ranks ]
female: 84.73 years (2012 est.)
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - female country ranks ]

Total fertility rate:
2.08 children born/woman (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 118
[see also: Total fertility rate country ranks ]

Health expenditures:
3.5% of GDP (2009)
country comparison to the world: 171
[see also: Health expenditures country ranks ]

Physicians density:
3.497 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
country comparison to the world: 29
[see also: Physicians density country ranks ]

Hospital bed density:
7.11 beds/1,000 population (2008)
country comparison to the world: 13
[see also: Hospital bed density country ranks ]

Drinking water source:
improved:

urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population (2008)

Sanitation facility access:
improved:

urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population (2008)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.4% (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 75
[see also: HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
150,000 (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 33
[see also: HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
1,700 (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 57
[see also: HIV/AIDS - deaths country ranks ]

Obesity - adult prevalence rate:
16.9% (2007)
country comparison to the world: 26

Education expenditures:
5.6% of GDP (2007)
country comparison to the world: 38

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
[see also: Literacy - male country ranks ]
female: 99% (2003 est.)
[see also: Literacy - female country ranks ]

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 16 years
male: 16 years
female: 16 years (2008)

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24:
total: 22.6%
country comparison to the world: 40
male: 23.4%
female: 21.7% (2009)


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 People 2012 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about France People 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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