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France is the largest country in Western Europe, with an area of 551,695 square kilometers, and the wealthiest nation in all of Europe. Metropolitan France is divided into 22 regions, as shown on the map.


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Description: France Political map showing the international boundary, regions boundaries with their capitals and national capital. Disclaimer









France is situated in western Europe, bordered by Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Italy, and just across the English Channel from the United Kingdom. France borders the Atlantic Ocean, the Strait of Dover and the North Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea. Metropolitan France, or mainland France, has an area of 551,695 square kilometers (213,011 square miles), including the island Corsica.

France is divided into regions, and subdivided into departments and then arrondissements, cantons, and communes.

The estimated population of Metropolitan France is 63.5 million, an increasing number of which live in metropolitan areas.

Part of the European Union and the eurozone, France uses the euro as its form of currency. The economy of France is one of the strongest in Europe and the world.

Political Divisions of France
There are 22 regions in Metropolitan France, including the island of Corsica off the southeastern coast.


RegionCapital
AlsaceStrasbourg
AquitaneBordeaux
AuvergneClermont-Ferrand
BrittanyRennes
BurgundyDijon
CentreOrleans
Champagne-ArdenneChalons-en-Champagne
Corsica Ajaccio
Franche-ComteBesancon
Ile-de-France Paris
Languedoc-RoussillonMontpellier
LimousinLimoges
LorraineMetz
Lower NormandyCaen
Midi-PyreneesToulouse
Nord-Pas-de-CalaisLille
Pays de la LoireNantes
PicardyAmiens
Poitou-CharentesPoitiers
Provence-Alpes-Cote d'AzurMarseille
Rhone-AlpesLyon
Upper NormandyRouen

Major Cities in France
The capital and largest city of France is Paris, a city known worldwide for fashion, cuisine, art, and breathtaking landscapes, which have made it the most visited city in the world.

Other major cities in France include Marseille, Toulouse, Montpellier, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, and Lyon. These cities are capitals of their respective regions. The most populous cities in France are Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Lille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Nice, Nantes, and Strasbourg.

NamePopulation: 1999-03-08 census.Area(km.²)Area(mi.²)Capital
Ain515,2705,7622,225Bourg-en-Bresse
Aisne535,8427,3692,845Laon
Allier344,7217,3402,834Moulins
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence139,5616,9252,674Digne
Alpes-Maritimes1,011,3264,2991,660Nice
Ardeche286,0235,5292,135Privas
Ardennes290,1305,2292,019Charleville-Mezieres
Ariege137,2054,8901,888Foix
Aube292,1316,0042,318Troyes
Aude309,7706,1392,370Carcassonne
Aveyron263,8088,7353,373Rodez
Bas-Rhin1,026,1204,7551,836Strasbourg
Bouches-du-Rhone1,835,7195,0871,964Marseille
Calvados648,3855,5482,142Caen
Cantal150,7785,7262,211Aurillac
Charente339,6285,9562,300Angouleme
Charente-Maritime557,0246,8642,650La Rochelle
Cher314,4287,2352,793Bourges
Correze232,5765,8572,261Tulle
Corse-du-Sud118,5934,0141,550Ajaccio
Cote-d'Or506,7558,7633,383Dijon
Cotes-d'Armor542,3736,8782,655Saint-Brieuc
Creuse124,4705,5652,149Gueret
Deux-Sevres344,3925,9992,316Niort
Dordogne388,2939,0603,498Perigueux
Doubs499,0625,2342,021Besancon
Drome437,7786,5302,521Valence
Essonne1,134,2381,804697Evry
Eure541,0546,0402,332Evreux
Eure-et-Loir407,6655,8802,270Chartres
Finistere852,4186,7332,600Quimper
Gard623,1255,8532,260Nimes
Gers172,3356,2572,416Auch
Gironde1,287,33410,0003,861Bordeaux
Haute-Corse141,6034,6661,801Bastia
Haute-Garonne1,046,3386,3092,436Toulouse
Haute-Loire209,1134,9771,922Le Puy
Haute-Marne194,8736,2112,398Chaumont
Hautes-Alpes121,4195,5492,142Gap
Haute-Saone229,7325,3602,070Vesoul
Haute-Savoie631,6794,3881,694Annecy
Hautes-Pyrenees222,3684,4641,724Tarbes
Haute-Vienne353,8935,5202,131Limoges
Haut-Rhin708,0253,5251,361Colmar
Hauts-de-Seine1,428,88117668Nanterre
Herault896,4416,1012,356Montpellier
Ille-et-Vilaine867,5336,7752,616Rennes
Indre231,1396,7912,622Chateauroux
Indre-et-Loire554,0036,1272,366Tours
Isere1,094,0067,4312,869Grenoble
Jura250,8574,9991,930Lons-le-Saunier
Landes327,3349,2433,569Mont-de-Marsan
Loire728,5244,7811,846Saint-etienne
Loire-Atlantique1,134,2666,8152,631Nantes
Loiret618,1266,7752,616Orleans
Loir-et-Cher314,9686,3432,449Blois
Lot160,1975,2172,014Cahors
Lot-et-Garonne305,3805,3612,070Agen
Lozere73,5095,1671,995Mende
Maine-et-Loire732,9427,1662,767Angers
Manche481,4715,9382,293Saint-Lo
Marne565,2298,1623,151Chalons-en-Champagne
Mayenne285,3385,1751,998Laval
Meurthe-et-Moselle713,7795,2412,024Nancy
Meuse192,1986,2162,400Bar-le-Duc
Morbihan643,8736,8232,634Vannes
Moselle1,023,4476,2162,400Metz
Nievre225,1986,8172,632Nevers
Nord2,555,0205,7432,217Lille
Oise766,4415,8602,263Beauvais
Orne292,3376,1032,357Alencon
Pas-de-Calais1,441,5686,6712,576Arras
Puy-de-Dome604,2667,9703,077Clermont-Ferrand
Pyrenees-Atlantiques600,0187,6452,952Pau
Pyrenees-Orientales392,8034,1161,589Perpignan
Rhone1,578,8693,2491,254Lyon
Saone-et-Loire544,8938,5753,311Macon
Sarthe529,8516,2062,396Le Mans
Savoie373,2586,0282,328Chambery
Seine-et-Marne1,193,7675,9152,284Melun
Seine-Maritime1,239,1386,2782,424Rouen
Seine-Saint-Denis1,382,86123691Bobigny
Somme555,5516,1702,382Amiens
Tarn343,4025,7582,223Albi
Tarn-et-Garonne206,0343,7181,436Montauban
Territoire de Belfort137,408609235Belfort
Val-de-Marne1,227,25024595Creteil
Val-d'Oise1,105,4641,246481Cergy-Pontoise
Var898,4415,9732,306Toulon
Vaucluse499,6853,5671,377Avignon
Vendee539,6646,7202,594La Roche-sur-Yon
Vienne399,0246,9902,699Poitiers
Ville de Paris2,125,24610541Paris
Vosges380,9525,8742,268epinal
Yonne333,2217,4272,868Auxerre
Yvelines1,354,3042,284882Versailles
96 departments58,518,748543,965210,028

Note  : - Population: 1999-03-08 census.
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Last Updated On : September 08, 2012


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