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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
Rhone-Alpes Rhône-Alpes2.6,065,959Lyon Lyon472,317
Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur3.4,864,015Marseille Marseille794,811
Nord-Pas-de-Calais Nord-Pas-de-Calais4.4,021,676Lille Lille228,328
Pays de la Loire Pays de la Loire5.3,482,594Nantes Nantes277,269
Aquitaine Aquitaine6.3,150,890Bordeaux Bordeaux231,844
Brittany Bretagne7.3,120,288Rennes Rennes209,375
Midi-Pyrenees Midi-Pyrénées8.2,810,247Toulouse Toulouse433,055
Languedoc-Roussillon Languedoc-Roussillon9.2,560,870Montpellier Montpellier248,252
Centre Centre10.2,526,919Orleans Orléans124,149
Lorraine Lorraine11.2,339,881Metz Metz123,914
Picardie Picardie12.1,900,354Amiens Amiens143,086
Alsace Alsace13.1,827,248Strasbourg Strasbourg274,845
Haute-Normandie Haute-Normandie14.1,816,716Rouen Rouen112,787
Poitou-Charentes Poitou-Charentes15.1,739,780Poitiers Poitiers85,960
Bourgogne Bourgogne16.1,633,891Dijon Dijon149,782
Lower Normandy Basse-Normandie17.1,461,429Caen Caen110,624
Champagne-Ardenne Champagne-Ardenne18.1,339,487Chalons-en-Champagne Châlons-en-Champagne51,257
Auvergne Auvergne19.1,339,247Clermont-Ferrand Clermont-Ferrand138,681
Franche-Comte Franche-Comté20.1,158,671Besancon Besançon128,426
Limousin Limousin21.737,001Limoges Limoges141,176
Corsica Corse22.299,209Ajaccio Ajaccio54,364