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Regions in France

France is made up of 22 primary administrative regions. Have a closer look at the regions in France. Information on all primary administrative regions in France.

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Primary administrative regions in France

There are 22 regions in France in the primary administrative level.
Primary administrative regions in France
RegionNoPopulationCapitalCapital population
Ile-de-France Île-de-France1.11,598,866Paris Paris2,138,551
Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur2.4,864,015Marseille Marseille794,811
Rhone-Alpes Rhône-Alpes3.6,065,959Lyon Lyon472,317
Midi-Pyrenees Midi-Pyrénées4.2,810,247Toulouse Toulouse433,055
Pays de la Loire Pays de la Loire5.3,482,594Nantes Nantes277,269
Alsace Alsace6.1,827,248Strasbourg Strasbourg274,845
Languedoc-Roussillon Languedoc-Roussillon7.2,560,870Montpellier Montpellier248,252
Aquitaine Aquitaine8.3,150,890Bordeaux Bordeaux231,844
Nord-Pas-de-Calais Nord-Pas-de-Calais9.4,021,676Lille Lille228,328
Brittany Bretagne10.3,120,288Rennes Rennes209,375
Bourgogne Bourgogne11.1,633,891Dijon Dijon149,782
Picardie Picardie12.1,900,354Amiens Amiens143,086
Limousin Limousin13.737,001Limoges Limoges141,176
Auvergne Auvergne14.1,339,247Clermont-Ferrand Clermont-Ferrand138,681
Franche-Comte Franche-Comté15.1,158,671Besancon Besançon128,426
Centre Centre16.2,526,919Orleans Orléans124,149
Lorraine Lorraine17.2,339,881Metz Metz123,914
Haute-Normandie Haute-Normandie18.1,816,716Rouen Rouen112,787
Lower Normandy Basse-Normandie19.1,461,429Caen Caen110,624
Poitou-Charentes Poitou-Charentes20.1,739,780Poitiers Poitiers85,960
Corsica Corse21.299,209Ajaccio Ajaccio54,364
Champagne-Ardenne Champagne-Ardenne22.1,339,487Chalons-en-Champagne Châlons-en-Champagne51,257