People  Source: The World Bank
Population 66,217,509 (2014)
Population Growth Rate 0.442 annual % (2014)
Age Dependency Ratio 59.174 % of working-age population (2014)
Urban Population 79.289 % of total (2014)
Infant Mortality Rate 3.5 per 1,000 live births (2015)
Life Expectancy at Birth 82.373 years (2014)
Age distribution - % of total population (2014);
Energy Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration
    Production 533,324,000,000 kWh (2012)
    Consumption 451,101,000,000 kWh (2012)
    Exports 60,148,000,000 kWh (2013)
    Imports 11,687,000,000 kWh (2013)
    Renewable Electricity Generation 82,776,000,000 kWh (2012)
    Production 70,309.52 bbl/day (2013)
    Consumption 1,767,203.8 bbl/day (2013)
    Exports (Refined) 431,672.73 bbl/day (2012)
    Imports (Refined) 915,352.7 bbl/day (2012)
    Proved Reserves (Crude) 84,000,000 bbl (2015)
    Production (Gross) 36,727,600,000 cu ft (2012)
    Consumption (Dry) 1,545,666,920,000 cu ft (2013)
    Exports (Dry) 177,493,190,000 cu ft (2013)
    Imports (Dry) 1,690,635,000,000 cu ft (2013)
    Proved Reserves 314,000,000,000 cu ft (2015)
Technology & Infrastructure  Source: CIA World Factbook
Airports 473 (2012)
Cellular Telephones 59,840,000 (2012)
Highways 1,027,183 km (2007)
Note: there are another 5,100 km of roadways in overseas departments
Internet Hosts 17,266,000 (2012)
Internet Users 45,262,000 (2009)
Railways 951,200 km (2012)
Telephones 39,883,000 (2011)
Geography & Environment Source: CIA World Factbook
Locationmetropolitan France: Western Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay and English Channel, between Belgium and Spain, southeast of the UK; bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy and Spain French Guiana: Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Brazil and Suriname Guadeloupe: Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Puerto Rico Martinique: Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago Reunion: Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar
Total Area643,801 sq. km
Land Area640,427 sq. km
Water Area3,374 sq. km
Coastline4,668 km
Climatemetropolitan France: generally cool winters and mild summers, but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean; occasional strong, cold, dry, north-to-northwesterly wind known as mistral French Guiana: tropical; hot, humid; little seasonal temperature variation Guadeloupe and Martinique: subtropical tempered by trade winds; moderately high humidity; rainy season (June to October); vulnerable to devastating cyclones (hurricanes) every eight years on average Reunion: tropical, but temperature moderates with elevation; cool and dry (May to November), hot and rainy (November to April)
Terrainmetropolitan France: mostly flat plains or gently rolling hills in north and west; remainder is mountainous, especially Pyrenees in south, Alps in east French Guiana: low-lying coastal plains rising to hills and small mountains Guadeloupe: Basse-Terre is volcanic in origin with interior mountains; Grande-Terre is low limestone formation; most of the seven other islands are volcanic in origin Martinique: mountainous with indented coastline; dormant volcano Reunion: mostly rugged and mountainous; fertile lowlands along coast
Lowest PointRhone River delta -2 m
Highest Point Mont Blanc 4,807 m