French population tops 62 million

18th January 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Jan 18 (AFP) - The population of mainland France has risen to over 60 million with three quarters of the annual increase due to births and the rest to immigration, according to the latest official census figures released Tuesday.

PARIS, Jan 18 (AFP) - The population of mainland France has risen to over 60 million with three quarters of the annual increase due to births and the rest to immigration, according to the latest official census figures released Tuesday.

In January 2004 there were 60.2 million people in France - including Corsica - with a further 1.8 million in French territories overseas, the National Statistics Office INSEE said.

France has added some 365,000 people per year since 1999, a just over 0.5 percent rate of growth per year. Fertility has also risen during this period, from 1.72 children per woman in the period between 1990 and 1999 to 1.86 children between 1999 and 2003.

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