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French Republic

French Republic France

Area: 547 026 km2
Population: 60.4 million (rounded)
Capital city: Paris
Currency: 1 euro = 100 cent
National day: 14 July
EU membership: 23 July 1952 (ECSC, founding member)

Head of State: President Jacques Chirac
Head of Government: Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin
Foreign Minister: Philippe Douste-Blazy
Government: Union pour un Mouvement Populaire (UMP, Union for a Popular Movement, 357 seats)
Parliament: Bicameral: Assemblée Nationale, 577 members, elections every 5 years, no threshold, Sénat, 331 members

GDP: €1 648 369 million (2004, rounded)
GDP per capita in PPS: €24 700 (2004, rounded)
Economic growth in real terms: + 2.3 % (2004, rounded)


Links:
Head of State: http://www.elysee.fr
Head of Government: http://www.premier-ministre.gouv.fr
Head of Government: http://www.internet.gouv.fr
Foreign Minister: http://www.france.diplomatie.fr
Parliament: http://www.assemblee-nationale.fr

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Date: 29.12.2005