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Country profiles - France

Vademecum - Civil Protection


Population: 64,057,792
Note: 62,150,775 in metropolitan France (July 2009 est.)

Capital: Paris
Area: 643,427 km²
Note: 547,030 km² (metropolitan France)

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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-north westerly wind known as the mistral.

Types of disasters

Man-made risks, industrial risks, storms, fire

List of emergencies