At a Glance


With a population of 64.7 million (2010 estimate, including overseas territories), France has a workforce of 28.1 million people, 74.7% of whom work in services; industry and commerce accounts for another 22.0% of workers and agriculture 3.2%. The largest western European country geographically, France encompasses 220,668 square miles (551,670 square kilometers).

Financial Facts

  • Estimated GDP (2010) of US$ or US$2.555 trillion or US$33,300 per capita
  • This represents a growth rate of 1.6% over 2009
  • France's real GDP growth is projected to pick up slowly towards an annualized pace of 2% by 2012, led by business investment and exports