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  FRANCE

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Population 2002 ......................................................59,765,983
GDP per capita 2002 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)........... 25,700
GDP 2002 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................ 1540
Unemployment.....................................................................9.1%

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... .4
Labor force (%) ....... .8

Total Area...................................................................211,208 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)...... 26
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 75
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 78
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 5
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................100
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) .........................................100