Study Abroad in France

About France

France is a country situated in north-western region of Europe. French Republic founded in the year of 1792. It is an important nation among the western countries in terms of history and culture. It is surrounded by the Atlantic, the Mediterranean Sea, the Alps and the Pyrenees. It is most essential agriculture producer along with world’s leading industrial powers. The capital city of France is Paris which is also known as “City of Light”. It has incredibly impacted the advancement of art and science, especially that of anthropology, philosophy and sociology.

Geography:

It lies close to the western end of the immense Eurasian landmass, to a great extent between latitude 42° and 51° N. Coming to its shape, it is kind of hexagon in shape. Its mainland region is verged on the upper east by Belgium and Luxembourg, on the east by Germany, Switzerland, and Italy, on the south by the Mediterranean Sea, Spain, and Andorra, on the west by the Bay of Biscay, and on the northwest by the English Channel (La Manche). Toward the north, France faces southeastern England across the Strait of Dover. Monaco is an autonomous enclave on the south drift, while the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean is dealt with as a fundamental piece of the nation.

Travelling :

There are various ways of travelling like that of trains, buses and even airways. After Germany it has got the longest railroad of 29,473 kilometers in Western Europe. Société nationale des chemins de fer français (SNCF) handles it. Commercially used  trains like  the Thalys, the Eurostar and TGV goes at speed of 320 km/hr. People can use rail services to travel to all the other nations except Andorra. It has got the best Rapid transit and tram services.

Coming to road services, it is at number 1 position in terms of large network of 1027183 kilometers in entire Europe. Capital city, Paris has got the thickest network of roads that associate it with practically all parts of the nation. The world’s tallest bridge “Millau Viaduct” is in France and France has built many bridges on it.

France has got 464 airplane terminals. The biggest and busiest air terminal in the nation - Charles de Gaulle Airport is in Paris. Air France is the national transporter carrier, albeit various private aircraft organizations give local and worldwide travel administrations. The biggest air port is in Marseille from 10 main ports of France.

Religion:

Everyone has got right to follow any religion in France.  France is a secular nation.

Religious
group

Population
% 1986

Population
% 1994

Population
% 2007

Population
% 2016
(working-age, internet connected people)

Population
% 2016

Christianity

82%

69%

59%

45%

51.1%

Catholicism

81%

67%

51%

42%

-

Protestantism

1%

2%

3%

2%

-

Other and unaffiliated Christians

-

-

5%

-

-

Orthodox Christianity

-

-

-

1%

-

Islam

-

-

4%

2%

5.6%

Buddhism

-

-

-

2%

-

Judaism

-

-

1%

-

0.8%

Other religions and unspecified

2.5%

8%

5%

2%

2.5%

Not religious

15.5%

23%

31%

49%

39.6%
 

Politics and Economy:

The French Republic is a unitary semi-presidential delegate popularity based republic with solid law based traditions. On 28 September 1958 the constitution of the Fifth Republic was affirmed by referendum. The official branch itself has two pioneers: the President of the Republic who is appointed for the term of 5 years and the Government drove by the Prime Minister.

After UK and Germany, France comes at 3rd position for having largest economy in Europe as well as at 7th position in the world. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has it’s headquarter in Paris.  The favorite destination center for most of the public is France and because of it France’s tourism industry is a noteworthy part of the economy. Key Segment for France is its “Chemical industry” which greatly contributes in Economy.

France experienced still development in the vicinity of 2012 and 2014, with the economy extending by 0% of every 2012, 0.8% out of 2013 and 0.2% out of 2014, however development grabbed in 2015 with a development of 0.8% and a development of 1.1% for 2016, and an estimated development of 1.6% for 2017 and 1.8% for 2018.