People and Society in France

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.)
rank:
21
the above figure is for metropolitan France and five overseas regions; the metropolitan France population is 62,814,233
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Age structure
0-14 years:
18.5% (male 6,180,905/female 5,886,849)
15-64 years:
64.7% (male 21,082,175/female 21,045,867)
65 years and over:
16.8% (male 4,578,089/female 6,328,834) (2011 est.)
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Median age
total:
40.4 years
male:
38.8 years
female:
41.9 years (2012 est.)
Population growth rate
0.497% (2012 est.)
rank:
150
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Birth rate
12.72 births/1,000 population (2012 est.)
rank:
155
Death rate
8.85 deaths/1,000 population (July 2012 est.)
rank:
72
Net migration rate
1.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2012 est.)
rank:
51
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Urbanization
urban population:
85% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanization:
1% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
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
under 15 years:
1.05 male(s)/female
15-64 years:
1 male(s)/female
65 years and over:
0.74 male(s)/female
total population:
0.96 male(s)/female (2011 est.)
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Maternal mortality rate
8 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
rank:
157
Infant mortality rate
total:
3.37 deaths/1,000 live births
rank:
212
male:
3.7 deaths/1,000 live births
female:
3.01 deaths/1,000 live births (2012 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
total population:
81.46 years
rank:
14
male:
78.35 years
female:
84.73 years (2012 est.)
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Total fertility rate
2.08 children born/woman (2012 est.)
rank:
117
Health expenditures
3.5% of GDP (2009)
rank:
171
Physicians density
3.497 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Hospital bed density
7.11 beds/1,000 population (2008)
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HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
0.4% (2009 est.)
rank:
75
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
150,000 (2009 est.)
rank:
33
HIV/AIDS - deaths
1,700 (2009 est.)
rank:
57
Obesity - adult prevalence rate
16.9% (2007)
rank:
26
Education expenditures
5.6% of GDP (2007)
rank:
41
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Literacy
definition:
age 15 and over can read and write
total population:
99%
male:
99%
female:
99% (2003 est.)
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%
rank:
39
male:
23.4%
female:
21.7% (2009)
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