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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #41)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 08:25 PM

45. The size is also much smaller.

France has about one fifth the population of the US, all in an area smaller than Texas. The US has to transport mail to Alaska and Hawaii... France pays more per volume of fuel, but uses MUCH less fuel. The higher density also supports the ability to deliver more mail by walking routes than in the US. France also has a much better rail system, allowing more mail long haul mail transportation by much cheaper rail compared to the US, which moves a higher percentage by truck and air. Rates in France are also higher, with 3 to 5 day delivery of a letter costing about 75 cents and next day about 84 cents.

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