Planning to move to France? This section provides a general introduction to the French Republic — from key facts and figures on its languages, demographics, and climate to an overview of the territories that make up overseas France.
Prepare your relocation to France and read up on basic facts about the country. With around 65 million of its citizens living in metropolitan France, France has the second-largest population in the European Union, following Germany. Around a sixth of the residents (i.e. 10.8 million) live in Paris and its surrounding areas. In contrast, only about 2.2 million inhabitants can be found in France’s overseas territories, which are located all over the world.