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General information

 FranceUnited Kingdom
Region:Western EuropeNorthern Europe
Area:549,087 km²243,610 km²
Official language:FrenchEnglish
Government form:Semi-presidential republicParliamentary constitutional monarchy
Independent since:843 AD1066 AD
Capital:ParisLondon

Population

 FranceUnited Kingdom
Population:67,380,00067,215,000
Inhabitants/km²:122.7275.9
Life expectancy males:Ø 79 yearsØ 79 years
Life expectancy females:Ø 85 yearsØ 83 years
Average age:Ø 41.7 yearsØ 40.6 years
Birthrate:10.90 ‰10.20 ‰
Deathrate:9.90 ‰10.40 ‰
Migrationrate:1.06 ‰2.47 ‰

Quality of life

Values from 0 (bad) to 100 (very good)
See also: Explanations and country ranking on quality of life

 FranceUnited Kingdom
Political stability:7275
Civil rights:8391
Health:9178
Climate:416
Cost of Living:2936
Popularity:7140

Economy

 FranceUnited Kingdom
Currency: Euro
(1 EUR = 100 Cent)
Sterling Pound
(1 GBP =100 Pence)
Unemployment rate:8.1 %4.5 %
Inflation rate:1.64 %2.52 %
Cost of Living:
(USA = 100%)
97.48 %107.52 %
Commercial taxes and contributions:60.70 %30.60 %
Average income:43,880 US$45,380 US$
Corruption index:29 (good)22 (good)


 FRA:
total
per 1000
inh.
GBR:
total
per 1000
inh.
Gross domestic product:2,937,473 M US$43.60 M US$3,186,860 M US$47.41 M US$
Gross national product:2,961,949 M US$43.96 M US$3,055,334 M US$45.46 M US$
Exported goods:759,610 M US$11.27 M US$777,109 M US$11.56 M US$
Imported goods:808,172 M US$11.99 M US$774,721 M US$11.53 M US$
Gross debt:2,813,087 M €41.75 M €2,222,695 M €33.07 M €
Budget deficit:160,908 M €2.39 M €58,348 M €0.87 M €

Infrastructure

 FRA:
total
per 1000
inh.
GBR:
total
per 1000
inh.
Roadways:1,053,215 km15.63 km394,428 km5.87 km
Railways:29,640 km0.44 km16,837 km0.25 km
Harbours:5480.0081,2490.019
Airports:4640.0074600.007

Energy balance

 FRA:
total
per 1000
inh.
GBR:
total
per 1000
inh.
Energy consumption:450.80 bn kWh6.69 m kWh309.20 bn kWh4.60 m kWh
Energy production:529.10 bn kWh7.85 m kWh318.20 bn kWh4.73 m kWh
Energy export:61.41 bn kWh911,399.29 kWh2.15 bn kWh32,031.40 kWh
Energy imports:19.90 bn kWh295,340.27 kWh19.70 bn kWh293,088.06 kWh
CO2 emissions:309.96 m t4,600.18 t358.80 m t5,338.07 t

Telecommunication

 FranceUnited Kingdom
International dialing:+33+44
Internet domain:.fr.uk

 FRA
total
FRA
per 1000
inh.
GBR
total
GBR
per 1000
inh.
Landlines:37,759,00056032,078,000477
Mobile cellulars:72,751,000108079,007,0001175
Internet server:17,266,0002568,107,000121
Internet users:56,163,97283463,732,332948
Broadband Internet:30,627,00045527,330,297407

Healthcare system

 FranceUnited Kingdom
Hospital beds per 1000 pop.:5.912.46
Physicians per 1000 inh.:3.232.81
Diabetes:4.8 %3.9 %
Tuberculosis:0.1 %0.1 %
Tuberculosis cure rate:12.0 %78.0 %
Smokers:33.4 %15.4 %

Climate

Detailed info for: France and United Kingdom

 FranceUnited Kingdom
Daytime temperatures:16.7 °C12.9 °C
Nighttime temperatures:7.9 °C7.0 °C
Water temperature:15.4 °C10.1 °C
Rel. humidity:78 %85 %
Rain days:8.913.0
Sunshine hours per day:5.43.8

Native languages

 FranceUnited Kingdom
English:n/a97.3 %
French:93.6 %n/a
Arabic:2.5 %n/a
Portuguese:1.2 %n/a
Kymri:n/a0.9 %
Italian:0.4 %n/a
Spanish:0.4 %n/a
Turkish:0.4 %n/a
Gaeli:n/a0.1 %
other:1.5 %1.7 %

Religions

 FranceUnited Kingdom
Christianity:64.0 %67.0 %
Nondenominational:24.0 %25.7 %
Islam:8.0 %4.4 %
Hinduism:n/a1.3 %
Jewry:0.7 %0.4 %
Buddhism:0.6 %n/a
Sikhism:n/a0.4 %
other:2.7 %0.8 %