France country report

France third report


France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader among European nations. including the introduction of a common currency, the euro, in January 1999. In the early 21st century, five French overseas entities - French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, and Reunion - became French regions and were made part of France proper.

Famous food

Soupe à l'oignon
This is a traditional French soup made of onions and beef stock, usually served with croutons and cheese on top. Its origins can be traced back to Roman times. However, its current version originated in the 18th century. The remarkable taste of the soup is due to the caramelisation of the onions.

Famous places


pop: 66.03 million (2013)

Urbanization: 85.5% urban

Most speak France

Religion: Roman Catholic

GDP: 42,503.30 USD (2013)