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Characterizing the Population of France
Curious about France’s demographics? The country has a population of more than 60 million, with 15 percent concentrated in the Paris metropolitan area—although many city-dwellers still identify with and appreciate their rural roots. The average French family has two children, and while France’s birth rate is low, roughly 12 per 1,000, it has been offset by the country’s absorption of immigrants. Even though cohabitation was once frowned upon, the French currently tend to marry less than their European counterparts. Learn more about these and other statistics.