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Sources: United Nations Statistics Division and World Bank


France is one of the biggest countries in Europe and one of the founding members of the European Union. France has a population of about 60 million inhabitants, which means that they are the 20th most populated country in the world. The French economy is very large, ranking number seven in the world. This is mainly due to the very high GDP per capita, which means that the living standard of Frenchmen is very high. A negative aspect of the French economy is the quite low economic activity rate and a quite high unemployment rate.

French people have a life expectancy of almost 80 years, which is very high. Some argue that this also has something to do with the French red wine. At least, this statement is a good excuse for everybody who likes to enjoy a glass of wine. Another reason for the high life expectancy may be the quite low AIDS rate. Also the greenhouse gas emissions are quite low on a per capita basis. The school life expectancy is very long in France, while the tertiary education enrolment rate is not that good.

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