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Official Name: French Republic

Total Area: 543,965 square kilometers

Administrative Divisions: 22 Regions (each divided into several Departments)

Head of State: President

Head of Government: Prime Minister

Capital: Paris

Major Cities: Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, Nice, Nantes, Strasbourg, Montpellier, Rennes, Bordeux, Lille,

Language: French

Religion: Christianity,

Currency: Euro

Population: 60.7million (UN Estimate, 2006)

Literacy: 99 percent

Gross National Income per capita: US$ 34,810 (World Bank estimate, 2006)

Economy: Agriculture, Manufacturing, Mining, Construction

International Dialing Code: +33

Time: GMT/UTC+1 (Central European Time)