Full name: Republic of France

Population: 66 million*

Administrative capital: Paris

Timezone: GMT + 1 hour

Area: 640,427 sq km° 

Sunshine: c.300 days a year, Mediterranean climate

Coastline: 4,853 km°

Main religions: Roman Catholic 83-88%, Muslim 5-10%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 1%

Languages: French, German dialects e.g. Alsatian (1.4%), Celtic e.g. Breton (0.6%)

Admin divisions: 18 Administrative Divisions: Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardy, Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine, Paris Ile-de-France, Normandy, Brittany, Pays de le Loire, Centre-Val de Loire, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes, Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyreenees, Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, Mayotte, Reunion, Corsica | 96 Departments / Departements | 323 Arrondissements

Internet domain: .fr

International dialling code: +33

GDP: $2.829 tn*

Economic Growth: 0.2%*

Labour Force: 29.4 millionΔ

Unemployment: 10.5%Δ 

Inflation: 0%*

FDI: $7.96 bn*

Average Wage: €36,100 p.a.Δ

Monetary unit: 1 Euro = 100 cents

Main export: aircraft and engines, vehicles, electronic equipment, pharmaceuticals, plastics, beverages

Member of EU: Since 1.2.1958

To give you more background as to why you might consider investing in France, go to the French Property - Investment Model section, or maybe look at the individual towns and cities profiled in the Towns and Cities section.

To see what property is available in France, click here on French Property. If you cannot find what you like, please contact us on +44 (0)1932 849536, as we have lots more properties than are shown on the website.

Property Venture® is an award-winning, UK-based agency for overseas property who helps people buy investment property and holiday homes in Europe, more easily and safely than they can on their own, because we offer grounded common-sense advice.

The focus is mainly greater Europe: UK investments, Poland property, Spain property, Cyprus property

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Sources: *World Bank °CIA World Factbook ΔOECD