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Quick Facts - France


Capital: Paris
Political system: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Year of membership to the Council of Europe: 5 May 1949
Population: 65 327 724 (2012)     
Population density: 102.5 inhabitants/km²
Official language(s): French
Non-nationals of total population: 5.9 % (2011)

Funding (2002)

Culture as share of total central government spending: N/A
Government expenditure on culture: 12 000 000 000 Euro     
Government expenditure on culture per capita: 197.20 Euro     
Share of spending on culture by central government: 51.00 %     

Employment (2009)

Share of cultural workers in total employment: 1.70 %     
Share of self-empoyed in cultural employment: 16.96 %
Share of self-empoyed in total employment: 10.91 %

Markets (2012)

CUPIX: Cultural goods: 110 %     
CUPIX: Public cultural services: 204 %     
Annual exp. per capita for recreation and culture: 1 924 USD (188 %     )

Participation

Cinema admissions per capita/year: 3.2 times (2010)     
Internet penetration rate: 80.0 % (2012)     

Ratification of Key Cultural Conventions

European Cultural Convention (1955): 5/5/1955
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (1992): Signed 7/5/1999. Not yet ratified
European Convention for the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage (2001): Entered into force 1/8/2010
UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005): Acceded on 18/12/2006

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              Council of Europe/ERICarts, "Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe, 15th edition", 2014 | ISSN 2222-7334