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for AP Human Geo

Melissa Biggs

on 13 February 2014

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Transcript of France

Economic Focuses
Urban Areas
Political Stability
Many large companies generating a large amount of income
Air France
France Telecom
Also a producer of :
Automobiles - Renault, Peugeot, Citroen
Technology - Nuclear technology
France is one of the biggest tourist spots
79 million tourists per years
One of the biggest agricultural exporters
16% of the EU's arable land
One of the biggest wine producers in the world
Known to have many different cheeses as there is days in the year

the capital of France
20 arrondissements/ districts
Home of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum (Mona Lisa), and the Arc de Triomphe
2.211 million
The largest port in France
National Anthem created here
France's oldest city
Opera Marseille
808K people
Gothic and Renaissance architecture
Often declared to have "the finest restaurant scene"
442K people
Francois Hollande
current president
"Liberty, Equality, Fraternity"
-French Slogan
The government is led by the president, yet there are several "ministries" led by the Prime Minister in a unitary semi-presidential constitutional republic.
Relatively stable country, low risk of falling into turmoil or political unrest according to the Political Instability Index from the trusted Economist Intelligence Unit.
France has an estimated population of 66 million people as of July 2013, making it the 21st most populous country in the world

French people are historically of Celtic, Romantic, and Germanic origin, but today are much more ethnically diverse
traffic, pick-pockets
drugs, gangsters, theft
large gap between rich and poor
Age Distribution:
France has a mostly adult population, with the elderly and the youth being the minority
There are 30.1 million people in the workforce, about 46% of the population
The primary language of France (99%) is French, with barely any other languages even being spoken
It is estimated that 40% of the French population is descended from waves of immigration as early as the beginning of the 20th century
France considers itself to be a secular country, but the dominant religion is Christianity (or Roman Catholicism)
France practices laïcité, or the separation of church and state
France is a stable nation with an older population that relies upon its youth to care for them. The economy is built on several industries, ranging from the auto industry to the agricultural industry. Companies that desire doing business in France should be ones with focuses on either agriculture, tourism, or manufacturing.
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