France: Key Information & Facts

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Updated: 2018-05-02.

General points to know about the country of France – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more – whether you are traveling there or not.

Capital: Paris (& largest city)

Population: 67.3 million (2018 estimate)

Language(s): French

President: Emmanuel Macron

Prime Minister: Édouard Philippe

CurrencyEuro € (EUR)

Area: 674,843 km2 (260,558 mi2)

Dialing Code: +33

Time Zone: Central European Time “CET” (UTC+1)
•   DST/Summer Time: Central European Summer Time “CEST” (UTC+2)

Demonym: French (what’s this?)

EndonymRépublique française
(their name for their country)
Emergency Dialing Tel. Number: 112 (general number for police, fire, ambulance, etc.)

Drinking Age: 18 to purchase

Smoking Age: 18 to purchase

Age of Consent: 15

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: 230 V, 50 Hz, Plug Types C / E (define)

Country Code (ISO): FR (also the country’s primary TLD {top-level domain})

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