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France:
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Population
Definition - World rank and map
total: 64,057,790
note: 60,876,136 in metropolitan France (July 2008 est.)
Population density
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100.1 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
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0-14 years: 18.6% (male 6,091,571/female 5,803,127)
15-64 years: 65.2% (male 20,884,919/female 20,849,988)
65 years and over: 16.3% (male 4,335,996/female 6,092,189) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 39.2 years
male: 37.7 years
female: 40.7 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
0.574% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
12.73 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
8.48 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
1.48 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio
Definition
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: 0.71 male(s)/female
total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 3.36 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 3.69 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.02 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
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total population: 80.87 years
male: 77.68 years
female: 84.23 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
1.98 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
0.4% (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
120,000 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
fewer than 1,000 (2003 est.)
Nationality
Definition
noun: Frenchman(men), Frenchwoman(women)
adjective: French
Ethnic groups
Definition
Celtic and Latin with Teutonic, Slavic, North African, Indochinese, Basque minorities
overseas departments: black, white, mulatto, East Indian, Chinese, Amerindian
Religions
Definition
Roman Catholic 83%-88%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 5%-10%, unaffiliated 4%
overseas departments: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, pagan
Languages
Definition
French 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish)
overseas departments: French, Creole patois
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2003 est.)


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