France

Fast Facts

Head of State: President François HOLLANDE (since 15 May 2012)
Head of Government: Prime Minister Manuel VALLS (since 1 April 2014)
Population: 64,057,792 (July 2008 est.)
National Holiday: 14 July (1789), National Day, Taking of the Bastille
Capital: Paris
Area: 547,000 sq km (B.C.= 947,800 sq km)