Demographics of France

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The demography of France (DOF) is monitored by the Institut national d'études démographiques (INED) and the Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques (INSEE).wikipedia
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France–Germany relations

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Ferdinand Foch joked that the only way for France to permanently improve its relationship with Germany was to castrate 20 million Germans.

2007 French presidential election

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During the 2007 presidential election, however, Nicolas Sarkozy, polled on the issue, stated that he favoured the collection of data on ethnicity.
The first round saw a very high turnout of 83.8% – 36.7 million of the 44.5 million electorate voted from a population of 64.1 million (not including French people living abroad).

Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques

INSEENational Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies1999 census
The demography of France (DOF) is monitored by the Institut national d'études démographiques (INED) and the Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques (INSEE). The law also allows for an exception for public institutions such as the INED or the INSEE whose job it is to collect data on demographics, social trends and other related subjects, on condition that the collection of such data has been authorized by the National Commission for Computer-stocked data and Freedom (CNIL) and the National Council of Statistical Information (CNIS).
It collects and publishes information about the French economy and people and carries out the periodic national census.

Vichy France

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The Vichy government approved of the laws and implemented them as part of its Travail, famille, patrie national motto, as did the postwar Provisional Government of the French Republic.
In 1942 the birth rate started to rise, and by 1945 it was higher than it had been for a century.

Ethnic groups in Europe

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Of European ethnic groups not indigenous to France, the most numerous are people of Italian family origin and it is estimated that about 5 million citizens (8% of the population) are at least partly of Italian origin if their parentage is retraced over three generations.

Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés

CNILCNIL (FR)National Commission on Informatics and Liberty
The law also allows for an exception for public institutions such as the INED or the INSEE whose job it is to collect data on demographics, social trends and other related subjects, on condition that the collection of such data has been authorized by the National Commission for Computer-stocked data and Freedom (CNIL) and the National Council of Statistical Information (CNIS).
It was criticized, for instance, for having authorized "ethnic statistics", forbidden in official demographic statistics.

France

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The following is a list of the twenty largest aires urbaines (metropolitan areas) in France, based on their population at the 2015 census.
France became the most populous country in Europe and had tremendous influence over European politics, economy, and culture.

Turks in France

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Also, due to more recent immigration, between five and six million people of Maghrebi origin and approximately 800,000 Turks inhabit France.

Institut national d'études démographiques

INEDNational Institute of Demographic StudiesFrench Institute for Demographic Studies
The demography of France (DOF) is monitored by the Institut national d'études démographiques (INED) and the Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques (INSEE). The law also allows for an exception for public institutions such as the INED or the INSEE whose job it is to collect data on demographics, social trends and other related subjects, on condition that the collection of such data has been authorized by the National Commission for Computer-stocked data and Freedom (CNIL) and the National Council of Statistical Information (CNIS).
*Demographics in France

Beur

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Immigrants from the Maghreb are commonly referred to as beur, a verlan slang term derived from the word arabe (French for Arab).

Occitan language

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These regional languages include the Langue d'oïl, Langue d'oc, Romance languages other than French, Basque, Breton and Germanic languages.
In 1860, Occitan speakers represented more than 39% of the whole French population (52% for francophones proper); they were still 26% to 36% in the 1920s and fewer than 7% in 1993.

INSEE code

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The aim was to create a file of the whole of the French population and to discriminate according to ethnic or statutory criteria, following the racial policies of Vichy.

Urban area (France)

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Metropolitan France

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65,017,000 of these lived in Metropolitan France, which is mainland France located in Europe.

Middle Ages

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During the Middle Ages, more than one-quarter of Europe's total population was French; by the seventeenth century, this had decreased slightly to one-fifth.

Mid-twentieth century baby boom

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However, the country's population sharply increased with the baby boom following World War II.

Birth rate

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The national birth rate, after dropping for a time, began to rebound in the 1990s and currently the country's fertility rate is close to the replacement level.

Sub-replacement fertility

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The national birth rate, after dropping for a time, began to rebound in the 1990s and currently the country's fertility rate is close to the replacement level.

European Union

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With a total fertility rate of 1.96 in 2016, France however remains the most fertile country in the European Union.

Maghreb

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Between 2006-08, about 40% of newborns in France had one foreign-born grandparent (11% born in another European country, 16% born in the Maghreb and 12% born in another region of the world).

Napoleon

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The country's large population gave Napoleon a seemingly limitless supply of men for the Grande Armée, but the birth rate began to fall in the late 1700s; thus population growth was quite slow in the 19th century, and the nadir was reached in the first half of the 20th century when France, surrounded by the rapidly growing populations of Germany and the United Kingdom, had virtually zero growth.

Grande Armée

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The country's large population gave Napoleon a seemingly limitless supply of men for the Grande Armée, but the birth rate began to fall in the late 1700s; thus population growth was quite slow in the 19th century, and the nadir was reached in the first half of the 20th century when France, surrounded by the rapidly growing populations of Germany and the United Kingdom, had virtually zero growth.