The number of reactors and nuclear power plants in France

How many reactors and nuclear power plants are there in France? For what total power? And in the world?

In 2005, there were 58 nuclear reactors in operation in France for 19 power plants. This represents a total power of 63 GW.
The average electrical power per reactor is therefore 1086 MW and 3316 MW per nuclear power plant.

There are on average 3,05 reactors Central.

France Map of nuclear power plants

Here is the French map of the location of nuclear power plants with the number of reactors per plant:

France Map of nuclear power plants
Source: CNRS

Another map, with the names of nuclear power plants and other nuclear sites:

France map of nuclear power plants, factories and storage sites
Nuclear power plants, processing plants and storage centers. Source: Wikipedia

How many nuclear reactors are there in the world?

There are about 500 nuclear reactors operating in the world. See the map of nuclear reactors: map of nuclear power plants

France therefore has around 10% of the world's nuclear fleet, while it represents less than 1% of the world's population.

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