If you lived in France instead of Western Sahara, you would:

Health

live 17.7 years longer

In Western Sahara, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 17.6 times more money

Western Sahara has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2007, while in France, the GDP per capita is $44,100 as of 2017.

Life

be 93.3% less likely to die during infancy

In Western Sahara, approximately 47.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In France, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2020.

have 57.5% fewer children

In Western Sahara, there are approximately 28.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In France, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Geography

see 4.4 times more coastline

Western Sahara has a total of 1,110 km of coastline. In France, that number is 4,853 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

France: At a glance

France is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 549,970 sq km. France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader among European nations. It plays an influential global role as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, NATO, the G-8, the G-20, the EU and other multilateral organizations. France rejoined NATO's integrated military command structure in 2009, reversing DE GAULLE's 1966 decision to take French forces out of NATO. Since 1958, it has constructed a hybrid presidential-parliamentary governing system resistant to the instabilities experienced in earlier, more purely parliamentary administrations. In recent decades, its reconciliation and cooperation with Germany have proved central to the economic integration of Europe, including the introduction of a common currency, the euro, in January 1999. In the early 21st century, five French overseas entities - French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, and Reunion - became French regions and were made part of France proper.
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