Failed googling keeping me awake..q.What % of people, own most of France?

(Jeanette Leuers) #1

I just read about …under 1% of the population owning half of England…and thought a swift bit of googling would tell equivalent data for France. But…no…Can anyone tell me, please??

(Jane Jones) #2

I don’t know, and love my sleep too much to google the night away. However I image that France has a slightly more balanced ownership as the succession laws and rural practices have kept much more land in normal family ownership.

As an example, forestry cover is much higher than the UK - around 30% rather than 10%. And well over half of that is forests managed by the ONF but owned by the communes.

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