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The official population estimates for Jan. 1, 2015 are:
66,3 million inhabitants
(mainland France plus oversea possessions).

(figures updated Jan. 15, 2015)
(source: French national statistics body: French population data)

According to the French government estimates, on Jan 1, 2015:

64.2 million people live in mainland France;
2.1 million people live in oversea departments and oversea territories.


These people are not all French; in early 2013, 5.8 million foreign born-immigrants lived in France, making about 8.8% of its population, and about 2 million French nationals lived abroad in 2007.

Some figures for previous years:
2014 - 65,821,000 (provisory) (a few thousands over 66 millions when including Mayotte)
2013 - 65,543,000 (provisory)
2012 - 65,241,000 (definitive, "legal" figure - as are older ones)
2011 - 64,933,400
2010 - 64,612,939 (breakdown: mainland 62,765,235; overseas 1,847,704)
2009 - 64,304,500 (breakdown: mainland 62,465,709; overseas 1,838,791)
2008 - 63,962,000
2007 - 63,601,000
2006 - 63,186,000
2005 - 62,731,000
2004 - 62,251,000
The official population estimates for Jan. 1, 2015 are:
66,3 million inhabitants
(mainland France plus oversea possessions).

(figures updated Jan. 15, 2015)
(the related link below goes to the French national statistics body - French population data)

According to the French government estimates, on Jan 1, 2015:

64.2 million people live in mainland France;
2.1 million people live in oversea departments and oversea territories.


These people are not all French; in early 2013, 5.8 million foreign born-immigrants lived in France, making about 8.8% of its population, and about 2 million French nationals lived abroad in 2007.

Some figures for previous years:
2014 - 65,821,000 (provisory) (a few thousands over 66 millions when including Mayotte)
2013 - 65,543,000 (provisory)
2012 - 65,241,000 (definitive, "legal" figure - as are older ones)
2011 - 64,933,400
2010 - 64,612,939 (breakdown: mainland 62,765,235; overseas 1,847,704)
2009 - 64,304,500 (breakdown: mainland 62,465,709; overseas 1,838,791)
2008 - 63,962,000
2007 - 63,601,000
2006 - 63,186,000
2005 - 62,731,000
2004 - 62,251,000
About 64 million inhabitants.
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