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France which officially known as the French Republic is considered as worlds one of the most powerful country and powerful economies. The country is not only part of the European Union, but also owns a permanent seat in the United Nations. France enjoys its global dominance dating back to the 16th century and ever since not only that they have supremacy in various countries; they still enjoy a very strong influence in their colonies.

The Economy is mixed with both private and state participation. Whilst most of Infrastructure, railway, electricity, aircraft, nuclear, and telecommunications have been controlled by the state.

Whilst Agriculture still remains one of the key sectors, French are famous for Champagne and Wines, Wheat, poultry, dairy, beef, and pork, as well as internationally recognized processed foods.

France is also being famous for Fashion hosts a variety of Textiles, Perfumeries, and Cosmetic companies

Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionWestern Europe
Capital CityParis
Government TypeUnitary semi-presidential republic
Official LanguagesFrench
CurrencyEuro, EUR
Phone Code +33
Important CitiesMARSEILLES, LYON, TOULOUSE, NICE, NANTES, STRASBOURG, BORDEAUX,
National DayIndependence Day (6th Dec)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking32 (Very Easy)
Primary IndustriesEnergy, Manufacturing and Technology, Transport, Agriculture, Tourism, chemical industry, fashion industry,
Major Exportsmachinery and transportation equipment, aircraft, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, iron, steel, consumer products, petroleum and cars & vehicles, Optical, technical, medical apparatus, Mineral fuels including oil, Perfumes, cosmetics, Aircraft, spacecraft, Machinery including computers
Major Exports to IndiaTextiles and Clothing, Machinery and Electricals, Chemicals, Fuels, Transportation, Stone and Glass, Metals, Vegetables, Raw Materials, Footwear
Major Importsmechanical equipment, electronic and computer equipment , transport equipment, aeronautics equipment, automobile industry, chemicals, perfumes, cosmetics, agro-food industry products, metallurgical and metal products, natural hydrocarbons, other mining products, electricity, textiles, leather, jewelry, toys, furniture, pharmaceuticals, rubber and plastic products, miscellaneous mineral products,
Major Imports from IndiaTextiles and Clothing, Machinery and Electricals, Chemicals, Fuels, Transportation, Stone and Glass, Metals, Vegetables, Raw Materials, Footwear
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with Indiabilateral relations, Bilateral Trade in Goods, Double Taxation Avoidance Convention (DTAC), Social Security Exemption Agreement (SSA), Bilateral Cooperation in Food Industries Sector, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), bilateral commercial relations
Bordering NationsBelgium, switzerland, Italy, Spain
Member ofAsian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB), Antarctic treaty system(ATS), Council of Europe(COE), European Communities(EC), European Economic Area(EEA), European Economic Community(EEC), European Union(EU), Group of 10(G10), Group of 20(G20), Group of 7(G7), Group of 8+5(G8+5), International Monetary Fund(IMF), North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development(OECD), Organisation internationale de la Francophonie(OIF), Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe(OSCE), Pacific Community(SPC), Regional Cooperation Council(RCC), United Nations(UN), Union for the Mediterranean(UfM), World Trade Organization(WTO), Southeast Asia Treaty Organization(SEATO)
Indian Embassy DetailsH.E. Jawed Ashraf
Honourable Ambassador
Embassy of India
13-15, Rue Alfred Dehodencq, 75016, Paris, France
Email: dcm.paris@mea.gov.in
Phone: 00 33 1 40 50 70 70
Embassy Details in IndiaH.E. Mr. Emmanuel Lenain
Honorable Ambassador
Embassy of France
2/50-E Shantipath Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110 021.
Email: scg.new-delhi-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr
Phone: 91 (11) 4319 6100/91 (11) 4319 6250