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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
Alsace Alsace1.1,827,248Strasbourg Strasbourg274,845
Aquitaine Aquitaine2.3,150,890Bordeaux Bordeaux231,844
Auvergne Auvergne3.1,339,247Clermont-Ferrand Clermont-Ferrand138,681
Bourgogne Bourgogne4.1,633,891Dijon Dijon149,782
Brittany Bretagne5.3,120,288Rennes Rennes209,375
Centre Centre6.2,526,919Orleans Orléans124,149
Champagne-Ardenne Champagne-Ardenne7.1,339,487Chalons-en-Champagne Châlons-en-Champagne51,257
Corsica Corse8.299,209Ajaccio Ajaccio54,364
Franche-Comte Franche-Comté9.1,158,671Besancon Besançon128,426
Haute-Normandie Haute-Normandie10.1,816,716Rouen Rouen112,787
Ile-de-France Île-de-France11.11,598,866Paris Paris2,138,551
Languedoc-Roussillon Languedoc-Roussillon12.2,560,870Montpellier Montpellier248,252
Limousin Limousin13.737,001Limoges Limoges141,176
Lorraine Lorraine14.2,339,881Metz Metz123,914
Lower Normandy Basse-Normandie15.1,461,429Caen Caen110,624
Midi-Pyrenees Midi-Pyrénées16.2,810,247Toulouse Toulouse433,055
Nord-Pas-de-Calais Nord-Pas-de-Calais17.4,021,676Lille Lille228,328
Pays de la Loire Pays de la Loire18.3,482,594Nantes Nantes277,269
Picardie Picardie19.1,900,354Amiens Amiens143,086
Poitou-Charentes Poitou-Charentes20.1,739,780Poitiers Poitiers85,960
Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur21.4,864,015Marseille Marseille794,811
Rhone-Alpes Rhône-Alpes22.6,065,959Lyon Lyon472,317