Inhabitants - 65,312,249 (July 2011)
Language - French (official) 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish)
Currency - EURO (EUR)
Religion - Roman Catholic 83%-88%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 5%-10%, unaffiliated 4%
Politics - France is a semi-presidential, representative and democratic republic in which the President of France is head of state the Prime Minister of France is the head of government, and there is a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in the government, Senate and National Assembly. The judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature.