The map above shows where nobody in France lives, based on 1km2 squares. In total, 31.7% of metropolitan France is uninhabited.
Which is actually pretty remarkable considering the number for the United States is 47%, despite the fact that France is almost 4X more densely populated than the United States (123 people per km2 vs 34 people km2)
Want to learn a bit more about rural France? Have a look at the following books:
- My Good Life in France
- Rural Living in France
- Black Diamond: A Mystery of the French Countryside
- When the United States Spoke French: Five Refugees Who Shaped a Nation
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