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1. Country Study 2
2.1 Geography 2
2.2 Cities 3
2.3 Economy 3
2.4 Labour Market 4
2.5 France-United Kingdom relations 5
2.6 Conventions and notations 5
2.7 International Trade 6
2.8 Growing Sectors 6
2.9 Consumer behavior 7
2.10 Conclusion7

2. Sectoral Study 9
3.11 Progress Sector 9
3.12 Market Trends 10
3.13 Demand and Supply 11
3.14 Forecasts 12
3.15 Sectoral Risks 13
3.16 Conclusion 13

3.1 Appendix 1 14
3.2 Appendix 2 15
3.3 Appendix 3 16-17
3.4 Appendix 4 18-19
3.5Appendix 5 20
3.6 Appendix 6 20

4. Information sources and useful websites 21

1. Country Study

France

* Capital: Paris
* Time: +1 GMT
* Area: 674,843 km2
* Population: 65,447,374 (January, 2010)
* Currency: Euro
* Form of government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
* -  President: Nicolas Sarkozy (UMP)  -  Prime Minister:François Fillon (UMP)
* Official language: French
* Religion: Roman Catholic (90%), Protestant (2%), Jewish (1%), Muslim (1%), unaffilated (6%)
* National holiday: National Day, 14 July (1789) - (Taking of The Bastille)
* Anthem: La Marseillaise
* Motto: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité (Freedom, Equality, Brotherhood)
* Drives on the right
* Internet TLD: .fr
* Callingcode: 33

1.1 Geography
While Metropolitan France is located in Western Europe, France also has a number of territoriesin North America, Caribbean, South America, the southern Indian Ocean, and Antarctica. These territories havevarying forms of government ranging from overseas department to overseas collectivity.

Metropolitan France covers 547,030 square kilometres,having the largest area among Europe an Union members and slightly larger than Spain. France possesses a wide variety of landscapes,from coastal plains in the north and west to mountain ranges of the Alps in the south-east,the Massif Central in the south-central and Pyrenees in the south-west. At 4,807 metres (15,771 ft) above sea-level, the highest point in Europe, Mont Blanc, is situated in the Alps on the border between France and Italy. Metropolitan France also has extensive river systems such as the Loire,...
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