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  France - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The 22 régions and 96 départements of metropolitan France.
France is divided into 26 administrative régions: 22 are in metropolitan France (21 are on the continental part of metropolitan France; one is the "territorial collectivity" of Corse, on the island of Corsica, commonly referred to as a région in common speech), and four are overseas régions.
In 2003, France's natural population growth (excluding immigration) was responsible for almost all the natural growth in European population: the population of the European Union increased by 216,000 inhabitants (without immigration), of which 211,000 was the increase in France's population alone, and 5,000 was the increase in all the other countries of the EU combined.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/France   (7193 words)

  
 sociology - France
France is a democracy organised as a unitary semi-presidential republic.
France has 26 régions: 21 of these are in the continental part of metropolitan France, one is Corse on the island of Corsica (although strictly speaking Corse is in fact a "territorial collectivity", not a région, but is referred to as a région in common speech), 4 are overseas.
Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the North Sea, and from the Rhine River to the Atlantic Ocean; it is bordered by the United Kingdom, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra, and Spain.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/France   (2699 words)

  
 France
Though the French monarchy is often dated to the 5th century, France's continuous existence as a separate entity begins with the 9th-century division of Charlemagne's Frankish empire into an eastern and a western part.
In recent decades, France's reconciliation and cooperation with Germany have proved central to the economic integration of Europe, including the introduction of the Euro in January 1999.
France joined 11 other EU members to launch the euro on January 1 1999, with euro coins and banknotes completely replacing the French franc in early 2002.
www.knowallabout.com /f/fr/france_1.html   (1360 words)

  
 Demographics of France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
France was often perceived as a country irremediably on the decline.
France was the European country which suffered the most from World War I, with respect to the size of its population, losing 1.4 million young men out of a total population of 40 million.
France was also at the time the European country with the lowest fertility rate, which meant that the country had a very hard time recovering from the heavy losses of the war.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Demographics_of_France   (2539 words)

  
 France, République française, embassy, embassies
At present, France is at the forefront of efforts to develop the EU's military capabilities to supplement progress toward an EU foreign policy.
France, officially the French Republic (French: République française), is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in Western Europe and that also comprises a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents.
Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean.
www.allembassies.com /france.html   (1652 words)

  
 France - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Image:Fr-map.png Metropolitan France possesses a wide variety of landscapes, from coastal plains in the north and west to mountain ranges in the south-east (the Alps) and the south-west (the Pyrenees).
Image:Départements et régions de France.svg Template:Main article France is divided into 26 administrative régions: 22 are in metropolitan France (21 are on the continental part of metropolitan France; one is the "territorial collectivity" of Corse, on the island of Corsica, commonly referred to as a région in common speech), and four are overseas régions.
France is also the most energy independent Western country due to heavy investment in nuclear power, which also makes France the smallest producer of carbon dioxide among the seven most industrialized countries in the world.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/France   (6550 words)

  
 Immigrant Policy Project, Recent Immigration Developments in Germany and France
First, Germany, similar to France, faces major transitions in the nation's demographic structure and its workforce demands and, therefore, started to consider new concepts expected to alleviate negative effects of aging and workforce decline through liberalized, labor-based immigration provisions.
France, too, is an integral part of the European Union and equally committed to introduce legislation along the lines of the EU's transnational objectives of immigration and asylum policy.
France's population "grays" and shrinks, because of declining fertility rates and increased life expectancy.
www.ncsl.org /programs/immig/eupaper.htm   (4813 words)

  
 ipedia.com: France Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The French Republic or France (French République Française or France), is a country located in western Europe, bordered by Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra, and Spain.
Although the French monarchy is often dated to the 5th century, France's continuous existence as a separate entity begins with the 9th-century division of Charlemagne's Frankish empire into an eastern and a western part.
France also has a leading aerospace industry and is the only European power, after Russia, to have its own national space center.
www.ipedia.com /france_1.html   (1930 words)

  
 France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
France is seventeen times smaller than Brazil and half the size of Ontario, which means that one hour by plane or eight hours by car are enough to cross the whole country from one extremity to the other.
France is also the country with the fastest average internet connection speed (ADSL and more recently optical fibre in Paris), and in 2004, for the 3rd time in a row, the French healthcare system has been ranked number one in the world by the World Health Organisation.
As of the present France is only 40 per cent in compliance with this directive, placing it as one of the lowest achieving countries within the EU with regard to this wastewater treatment standard[10].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/France   (6826 words)

  
 The People of France
Within France, the population distribution is uneven and closely reflects levels of economic development.
On the other hand, the regions with the largest populations are the great centers of economic activity: the industrial north; Lyon, where industry is important; along the Cote d'Azur, which depends on tourism; and especially Paris, where diverse economic activities are concentrated.
Metropolitan Paris is the home of one-sixth of France's population and is the largest urban agglomeration in Europe outside the Russian federation.
www.discoverfrance.net /France/DF_people.shtml   (902 words)

  
 Pepper Culpepper Kennedy School Insight
France has the largest Muslim population of any European country, a legacy of the days of colonialism.
France, as a result of its assimilationist policy past, its republican model, does not want to recognize that difference, so the issues are particularly acute in France.
Certainly, Turkey is a secular state, but it’s a secular state with a very large Muslim population and the fact that France and other European countries are struggling with their own internal immigrant and Muslim populations means that Turkey’s chances to enter the EU have declined.
www.ksg.harvard.edu /ksgnews/KSGInsight/pepper.htm   (1742 words)

  
 It's All About Demographics in France by Joseph A. D'Agostino
Unfortunately, another aspect (demographics) tells us that there is no practical solution to France’s problem, and the radical Muslims are likely to win.
The sort of young men that France has nurtured in her bosom are very scary indeed, and sound worse than many inhabitants of our own urban ghettos.
France’s overall birthrate of children per woman is about 1.9, a little less than the replacement rate.
www.humaneventsonline.com /article.php?id=10259   (1202 words)

  
 France - Travel, Culture, Links, Demographics, Information
But one must remember that the France of 1942 had surrendered to Germany, and was controlled by collaborationists.
And that France also suffered during collaboration, and suffered under our own fire while we fought to defeat her conquerors.
One must also remember that the France of 1950 was largely controlled by Communists, who had no interest in a free world, only an ideological one.
www.kmike.com /country/fr.htm   (489 words)

  
 France, Get all the Facts
The French Republic or France (French République Française), is a country located in western Europe, bordered by Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra, and Spain.
From the end of WWII the government is making enormous efforts to integrate their economy more and more with Germany to form what is today called the Franco German locomotive that pushes the rest of the European Union to become the most powerful economy in the world of all time.
French people are sometimes perceived as taking a great pride in the national identity and positive achievements of France, although many French people would argue that all nations tend to do that.
www.bonjourlafrance.net /france-facts/france.htm   (2341 words)

  
 France in History and French Historic Events in the Arkansas Encyclopedia Encyclopedia of Arkansas Arkansas History ...
France in History and French Historic Events in the Arkansas Encyclopedia Encyclopedia of Arkansas Arkansas History State of Arkansas
I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state.
France guarantees freedom of religion as a constitutional right.
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 France
France has a population of 60 million inhabitants and is a member of both the European Union (EU) and the European Board of Urology (EBU).
ECU was created more than 10 years ago, and is very popular for residents and teachers.
The annual EUREP meeting in Prague witch was created in 2003 was prompted by the ECU experience and success, to perform an european educational program in urology has it was done in France.
www.esru.net /countries/france.htm   (712 words)

  
 France Demographics, why they live so long
Higher education in France began with the founding of the University of Paris in 1150.
Birth rate: 12.27 births/1,000 population (2000 est.) France's birth rate was among the highest in Europe from 1945 until the late 1960s.
At the end of 1994, there were about 5 million persons of Muslim descent living in France.
www.bonjourlafrance.net /france-facts/demographics-of-france.htm   (384 words)

  
 France Demographics
Meanwhile, large tracts of fertile land, the application of modern technology, and subsidies have combined to make France the leading agricultural producer in Western Europe.
Succeeding governments have shied away from cutting exceptionally generous social welfare benefits or the enormous state bureaucracy, preferring to pare defense spending and raise taxes to keep the deficit down.
The JOSPIN administration has pledged both to lower unemployment and bring France into EMU, pinning its hopes for new jobs on economic growth and on legislation to gradually reduce the workweek from 39 to 35 hours by 2002.
www.kmike.com /country/frdemog.htm   (1502 words)

  
 Embassy of France in the U.S.
Mission of France To the UN American Embassy in Paris
Comment by Jacques Chirac, President of the French Republic.
Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson.
www.ambafrance-us.org   (196 words)

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