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Ethnic Groups

  • Celtic and Latin with Teutonic
  • Slavic
  • North African
  • Indochinese
  • Basque minorities


  • Roman Catholic 83%-88%
  • Protestant 2%
  • Jewish 1%
  • Muslim 5%-10%
  • Unaffiliated 4%

Economic Overview

  • GDP: $2.739 trillion (2013 est.)
  • Agriculture Products: wheat, cereals, sugar beets, potatoes, wine grapes; beef, dairy products; fish
  • Industries: machinery, chemicals, automobiles, metallurgy, aircraft, electronics; textiles, food processing; tourism
  • Total Labor Force:29.94 million (2013 est.)
    • Agriculture: 2.9%
    • Industry: 20.6%
    • Services: 76.4%
  • Unemployment Rate: 10.2% (2013 est.)


Western Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay and English Channel, between Belgium and Spain, southeast of the UK; bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy and Spain



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generally cool winters and mild summers, but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean; occasional strong, cold, dry, north-to-northwesterly wind known as mistral