Interesting Facts about France

Here are some interesting facts about the France

  1. French is the official language of the people of France
  2. Around 80% of the population is Roman Catholic
  3. France retains 15 territories
  4. Around 85% of the French population lives in urban areas
  5. The French rail network is the second largest in Europe (after Germany) and the ninth biggest in the world (29,000 km long)
  6. The world’s oldest ever human is a French woman
  7. The official name of France is the French Republic
  8. France is the largest country in the EU
  9. France is also famous as ‘the hexagon’
  10. Based on the travel and tourism France is the world’s most popular tourist destination around the world for the tourism
  11. France still popular for Traditional and modern sports
  12. The France has the second largest economy in the Europe
  13. France has highest birth rate among Europe
  14. French workers retire younger than in other OECD countries
  15. France is the birthplace of the world’s most influential writers and thinkers
  16. Around 1000 different types of cheese made in France
  17. Liberté, égalitié, fraternité meaning ‘liberty, equality and fraternity’ (or brotherhood) is the national motto of France
  18. The world’s first artificial heart transplant and face transplant both took place in France
  19. France has one of the highest average ages for women having their first child
  20. France was the first to legalized same-sex marriage in 2013
  21. French wines are the most expensive wines in the world
  22. The French invented the metric system (1793)
  23. The officially authorized system in France is still mostly influenced by Napoleon
  24. The world’s greatest cycle race (The Tour de France) has been around more than 100 years
  25. In 2013 France was the top electric cars seller in the Europe
  26. The French Alps (Europe’s highest mountain) is in France
  27. The most visited museum in the world in 2014 The Louvre Museum is in Paris