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France population in 2010 is 65,056,792. The age structures of France population are 0-4years 18.5%, 15-64 years 65% and 65 years above have 16.5%.The population growth rate of France is 0.549%.The life expectancy of France, male average age is 77.78 years and femaleaverage age is 84.34 years. The literacy rate of France has 99% of total population. France ishighly developing country there are 75 percent of the people staying in the cities. There are twolanguages spoken by people one as French and another is Catalan. The French people of very proud of their language which is famous worldwide and also shown their identity..There aredifferent religions, Roman Catholic, Jewish and Muslim. In France Islam is the 2
largestreligion. The French people share a great passion of food. France is very famous for cuisine,wines and cheese.
France has an excellent scientific and technological environment. As being the worlds 4
industrial power, one of the world leader in space technology, in nuclear energy, in computer engineering, in environmental protection. All the credit France owes to its quality educationsystem which includes 230 engineering colleges and 87 universities which are well known for their research.Technological and industrial growth funded by the government helps in increasing thestandard of living of people. France spends about 2.2% of its GDP for the development of itstechnology and industrial growth (on research and development). Number of patent application in a country indicates how a process or product offers anew technical solution to a problem. There are about 14743 new patents in 2009. The number of technical journals articles published in France is about 30,309 in the year 2009.The amount France gets by exporting its R & D such as in computers, scientificinstruments; aerospace and electrical machinery is about $93,209,237,841(2009).There is research credit tax (CIR credit import research), it¶s a corporate tax relief whichgovernment forgoes the expenditure of the firm on its R & D operations.