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While the majority of France experiences fairly moderate temperatures throughout the year, the effects of climate change are becoming increasingly apparent. In fact, since the beginning of the 1900â's, the average annual temperature has increased by .95 C in France in comparison with .74 C globally.1 Summers are becoming hotter and winters are becoming milder.2 The French Alps are feeling the effects of climate change greatly as more invasive species of plants are encroaching on the lps and there is a much higher risk of droughts in the mountains.3 Additionally, certain parts of the Alps have experienced a 50% decrease in snow depth in recent years.4

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1 http://www.climateadaptation.eu/france/climate-change/
2http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/aboutcc/problems/rising_temperatures/hotspot_map/france.cfm
3-4 Ibid
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France News

Reuters 
The Ifop survey for the Journal du Dimanche highlights two key battlegrounds as centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen enter a final week of campaigning, expected to focus on France's economy and borders. See more..
FRANCE 24 
US President Donald Trump on Saturday invited his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte to Washington in a "friendly" call in which the leaders discussed the "threat" of North Korea, the White House said. The announcement comes amid rising tensions ... See more..
Nascar 
Together, they are continuing the legacy of Betty Jane France, Brian's mother, who created the vision for the Speediatrics Children's Fund, a program of The NASCAR Foundation to enhance the delivery of high-quality medical care to needy children across ... See more..
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The Guardian 
We have become blasé. We can thank Chirac, Sarkozy and Hollande for it. They ignored the wake-up call of 2002. In 15 years they did none of the reforms France desperately needed, and the social fracture has deepened. Not to mention terrorism carried ... See more..
WND.com 
As the war was ending, France ceded the Louisiana Territory west of the Mississippi to Spain in the secret Treaty of Fontainebleau, 1762, to keep Britain from getting it. French settlers fled the the British-controlled land and crossed the Mississippi ... See more..
EURACTIV 
At French President François Hollande's last press conference at a European summit today (29 April), EURACTIV.com asked the last question: The EU will obviously survive Brexit, but could the EU survive if France takes another course after the second ... See more..
GolfDigest.com 
It was all going so smoothly too. With seven holes to play in the final round of the Volvo China Open, Dylan Frittelli saw his three-stroke overnight lead expand to a seemingly comfortable four strokes over Alexander Levy. At which point not many were ... See more..
Forbes 
France's Mistral amphibious assault carrier docked in Nagasaki, Japan on April 29 in advance of military exercises to be conducted with the U.K., U.S., and Japan. Nagasaki is the closest major Japanese port to South Korea, and coming at a time of ... See more..
Financial Times 
French economic growth lost momentum at the start of 2017, defying hopes that the eurozone's second largest economy had proven broadly resilient to political risks as it headed for a key presidential election. France's quarterly GDP growth slowed to 0 ... See more..
NPR 
Jean-François Jalkh has stepped down as the leader of France's far-right National Front party, after controversy over his remarks about Nazi Germany's use of Zyklon B gas to kill Jews during World War II. Jalkh had taken over from presidential ... See more..
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Geography

Area

Total 643,801 sq km; 551,500 sq km (metropolitan France)
Land 640,427 sq km; 549,970 sq km (metropolitan France)
Water 3,374 sq km; 1,530 sq km (metropolitan France)

***NOTE*** the first numbers include the overseas regions of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, and Reunion
Natural Hazards



metropolitan_france: flooding; avalanches; midwinter windstorms; drought; forest fires in south near the Mediterranean flooding; avalanches; midwinter windstorms; drought; forest fires in south near the Mediterranean

overseas_departments: hurricanes (cyclones); flooding; volcanic activity (Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion) hurricanes (cyclones); flooding; volcanic activity (Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion)
Current Environmental Issues

some forest damage from acid rain; air pollution from industrial and vehicle emissions; water pollution from urban wastes, agricultural runoff

Demographics

Nationality
French
Population
65,951,611 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

The French economy is diversified across all sectors. The government has partially or fully privatized many large companies, including Air France, France Telecom, Renault, and Thales. However, the government maintains a strong presence in some sectors, particularly power, public transport, and defense industries. With at least 79 million foreign tourists per year, France is the most visited country in the world and maintains the third largest income in the world from tourism. France's leaders remain committed to a capitalism in which they maintain social equity by means of laws, tax policies, and social spending that reduce income disparity and the ...See More impact of free markets on public health and welfare. France's real GDP contracted 2.6% in 2009, but recovered somewhat in 2010 and 2011, before stagnating in 2012. The unemployment rate increased from 7.4% in 2008 to 10.3% in 2012. Youth unemployment shot up to 24.2% during the third quarter of 2012 in metropolitan France. Lower-than-expected growth and high unemployment costs have strained France's public finances. The budget deficit rose sharply from 3.4% of GDP in 2008 to 7.5% of GDP in 2009 before improving to 4.8% of GDP in 2012, while France's public debt rose from 68% of GDP to 90% over the same period. Under President SARKOZY, Paris implemented some austerity measures to bring the budget deficit under the 3% euro-zone ceiling by 2013 and to highlight France's commitment to fiscal discipline at a time of intense financial market scrutiny of euro-zone debt. Socialist Party candidate Francois HOLLANDE won the May 2012 presidential election, after advocating pro-growth economic policies, the separation of banks' traditional deposit taking and lending activities from more speculative businesses, increasing the top corporate and personal tax rates, and hiring an additional 60,000 teachers during his five-year term. The government's attempt to introduce a 75% wealth tax on income over one million euros for two years was struck down by the French Constitutional Council in December 2012 because it applied to individuals rather than households. France ratified the EU fiscal stability treaty in October 2012 and HOLLANDE's government has maintained France's commitment to meeting the budget deficit target of 3% of GDP during 2013 even amid signs that economic growth will be lower than the government's forecast of 0.8%. Despite stagnant growth and fiscal challenges, France's borrowing costs declined during the second half of 2012 to euro-era lows. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$2.291 trillion (2012 est.); $2.29 trillion (2011 est.); $2.252 trillion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

17.5% of GDP (2012 est.); 18.7% of GDP (2011 est.); 17.7% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

wheat, cereals, sugar beets, potatoes, wine grapes; beef, dairy products; fish
Industries

machinery, chemicals, automobiles, metallurgy, aircraft, electronics; textiles, food processing; tourism