Main Facts About France

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Currency
The euro has been France’s currency since January 1, 2002. The euro is used in 19 of the 27 countries that make up the European Union. Before that, the currency used in France for hundreds of years was the French franc (FF), but they are completely out of circulation and not accepted as legal tender anywhere.
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Language
In general, English is not very widely spoken overall in France, with recent surveys estimating that around 39% or just under two-fifths of the French population are able to speak English to some degree.
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Weather
France generally enjoys cool winters and mild summers except along the Mediterranean where mild winters and hot summers are the norm. Average winter temperatures range from 0° C to 7° C and average summer temperatures from 16° C to 24°C.
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Power Plugs
For France there are two associated plug types, types C and E. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and plug type E is the plug which has two round pins and a hole for the socket's male earthing pin. France operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
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Population
The current population of France is 65,554,848 based on projections of the latest United Nations data.
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Fun Fact
Did you know that in France over 25,000 tons of snails are eaten every single year? That is a lot of snails! On average, a resident of France eats approximately 500 snails per year. The French consider snails to be a delicacy and they are often enjoyed during holidays.