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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
Corsica Corse1.299,209Ajaccio Ajaccio54,364
Picardie Picardie2.1,900,354Amiens Amiens143,086
Franche-Comte Franche-Comté3.1,158,671Besancon Besançon128,426
Aquitaine Aquitaine4.3,150,890Bordeaux Bordeaux231,844
Lower Normandy Basse-Normandie5.1,461,429Caen Caen110,624
Champagne-Ardenne Champagne-Ardenne6.1,339,487Chalons-en-Champagne Châlons-en-Champagne51,257
Auvergne Auvergne7.1,339,247Clermont-Ferrand Clermont-Ferrand138,681
Bourgogne Bourgogne8.1,633,891Dijon Dijon149,782
Nord-Pas-de-Calais Nord-Pas-de-Calais9.4,021,676Lille Lille228,328
Limousin Limousin10.737,001Limoges Limoges141,176
Rhone-Alpes Rhône-Alpes11.6,065,959Lyon Lyon472,317
Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur12.4,864,015Marseille Marseille794,811
Lorraine Lorraine13.2,339,881Metz Metz123,914
Languedoc-Roussillon Languedoc-Roussillon14.2,560,870Montpellier Montpellier248,252
Pays de la Loire Pays de la Loire15.3,482,594Nantes Nantes277,269
Centre Centre16.2,526,919Orleans Orléans124,149
Ile-de-France Île-de-France17.11,598,866Paris Paris2,138,551
Poitou-Charentes Poitou-Charentes18.1,739,780Poitiers Poitiers85,960
Brittany Bretagne19.3,120,288Rennes Rennes209,375
Haute-Normandie Haute-Normandie20.1,816,716Rouen Rouen112,787
Alsace Alsace21.1,827,248Strasbourg Strasbourg274,845
Midi-Pyrenees Midi-Pyrénées22.2,810,247Toulouse Toulouse433,055