France

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  • President: François Hollande (2012)
  • Prime Minister: Manuel Valls (2014)
  • Land area: 210,668 sq mi (545,630 sq km); total area: 211,209 sq mi (547,030 sq km)
  • Population (2014 est.): 66,259,012 (growth rate: 0.45%); birth rate: 12.49/1000; infant mortality rate: 3.31/1000; life expectancy: 81.66
  • Capital and largest city (2014 est.): Paris, 10.764 (metro. area)
  • Other large cities: Lyon 1.597 million; Marseille-Aix-en-Provence 1.595 million; Lille 1.025 million; Nice-Cannes 961,000; Toulouse 926,000 (2014)
  • Monetary unit: Euro (formerly French franc)
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