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Population of France 2022

France, officially the French Republic is a country primarily located in Western Europe, consisting of metropolitan France and several overseas regions and territories. It’s the fourth most populous country in the Europe. 

As per the World Population Prospects, 2019 by the United Nations, the population of France in 2021 is 65,373,512 (65.3 million)

Source: World Population Prospects 2019

France Population 2022

France has a population growth rate during 2020-2021 of 0.22%. Its estimated population in 2021 is  65,584,514 (65.6 million)* equivalent to 0.84% of the total world population. The total Land Area of France is 640,427 sq. km (247,270 sq. mi) & the Population Density of France is 102 per Km2 (264 people per mi2). 

Population of  France in 2022 –  65.6 million (Approx)
France2022 Population
Total Population65,584,514 (65.6 million)
Global Rank22nd
Share of World Pop.0.84%
Land Area 640,427 sq. km (247,270 sq. mi)
Area Rank42nd
Pop. Density102 per Km2 (264 people per mi2). 
Capital CityParis
France Demographics
Fertility Rate* in France1.9
Infant mortality rate** in France2.7
Median Age in France42.3 years
Life Expectancy in France 83.13  years
Urban Population of France81.5 %

Source: United Nation World  Populations Prospects 

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Religion in France

Religion in France as on 2019

  • Christianity  – 47% 
    – Catholicism (41%)
    – Protestantism (2%)
    – Eastern Orthodoxy (2%)
    – Other Christians (2%)
  • No religion – 40%
  • Islam – 5%
  • Buddhism – 1%
  • Jewish – 1%
  • Other religions – 5%
  • Undeclared – 1%

Source: Wikipedia

Top Cities in France by Population

2MarseilleProvence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur8,62,211
5NiceProvence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur3,42,637
6NantesPays de la Loire3,06,694
8StrasbourgGrand Est2,79,284
12ReimsGrand Est1,83,113
14Le HavreNormandy1,70,352
15ToulonProvence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur1,69,634
18AngersPays de la Loire1,51,229

Source: 2016 Census