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Political Map of France

France is the largest country in Western Europe, with an area of 551,695 square kilometers, and one of the wealthiest nations in all of Europe. Metropolitan France is divided into 18 regions, as shown on the map.

Political Map of France Normandy Ile-de-France Centre Pays De La Loire Brittany Nouvelle-Aquitaine Occitanie Provence-Alpes-Cote-d'Azur Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Grand Est Hauts-de-France Guadeloupe Martinique Corsica French Guiana Mayotte Reunion ANDORRA SPAIN MONACO ITLAY ITLAY SWITZERLAND LIECHTENSTEIN AUSTRIA LUXEMBOURG Germany Belgium United Kingdom Netherlands
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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 also shares its borders with the Atlantic Ocean, the Strait of Dover, 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.

There are 18 regions in Metropolitan France, including the island of Corsica off the southeastern coast.

Political Divisions of France

RegionCapital
AlsaceStrasbourg
AquitaneBordeaux
AuvergneClermont-Ferrand
BrittanyRennes
BurgundyDijon
CentreOrleans
Champagne-ArdenneChalons-en-Champagne
CorsicaAjaccio
Franche-ComteBesancon
Ile-de-FranceParis
Languedoc-RoussillonMontpellier
 
RegionCapital
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.

PB.20.04.2017

Department Wise Population of France

DepartmentPopulation in 2013Area (Miles)Capital
Nord2,595,5362,217Lille
Paris2,229,62141Paris
Bouches-du-Rhône1,993,1771,964Marseille
Rhône1,779,8451,254Lyon
Hauts-de-Seine1,591,40368Nanterre
Seine-Saint-Denis1,552,48291Bobigny
Gironde1,505,5174,141Bordeaux
Pas-de-Calais1,465,2052,576Arras
Yvelines1,418,484882Versailles
Seine-et-Marne1,365,2002,284Rouen
Val-de-Marne1,354,00595Créteil
Loire-Atlantique1,328,6202,631Nantes
Haute-Garonne1,298,5622,436Toulouse
Seine-Maritime1,254,6092,424Melun
Essonne1,253,931697Evry
Isère1,235,3872,869Grenoble
Val-d'Oise1,194,681481Pontoise
Bas-Rhin1,109,4601,836Strasbourg
Hérault1,092,3312,356Montpellier
Alpes-Maritimes1,080,7711,660Digne
Moselle1,046,8732,400Metz
Var1,028,5832,306Toulon
Ille-et-Vilaine1,019,9232,616Rennes
Finistère903,9212,600Quimper
La Réunion835,103967Saint-Denis
Oise815,4002,263Beauvais
Maine-et-Loire800,1912,767Angers
Haute-Savoie769,6771,694Annecy
Haut-Rhin758,7231,361Colmar
Loire756,7151,846St-Étienne
Morbihan737,7782,634Vannes
Gard733,2012,260Nîmes
Meurthe-et-Moselle731,0042,025Nancy
Calvados689,9452,142Caen
Loiret665,5872,616Orléans
Pyrénées-Atlantiques664,0572,952Pau
Vendée655,5062,595La Roche-sur-Yon
Puy-de-Dôme640,9993,077Clermont-Ferrand
Charente-Maritime633,4172,650La Rochelle
Ain619,4972,225Bourg-en-Bresse
Indre-et-Loire600,2522,366Tours
Côtes-d'Armor597,0852,656St-Brieuc
Eure595,0432,332Evreux
Somme571,6752,382Amiens
Marne569,9993,151Châlons-sur-Marne
Sarthe569,0352,396Le Mans
Saône-et-Loire556,2223,311Mâcon
Vaucluse549,9491,377Avignon
Aisne540,0672,845Laon
Doubs533,3202,021Besançon
Côte-d'Or529,7613,383Dijon
Manche499,9192,293St-Lô
Drôme494,7122,521Valence
Pyrénées-Orientales462,7051,589Perpignan
Eure-et-Loir432,9672,270Chartres
Vienne431,2482,699Poitiers
Savoie423,7152,327Chambéry
Dordogne416,9093,498Périgueux
Guadeloupe402,119629Basse-Terre
Landes397,2263,569Mont-de-Marsan
Martinique385,551436Fort-de-France
Tarn381,9272,223Albi
Haute-Vienne375,8562,131Limoges
Vosges375,2262,268Épinal
Deux-Sèvres371,6322,316Niort
Aude364,8772,370Carcassonne
Charente353,4822,300Angoulême
Allier343,4312,834Moulins
Yonne341,4832,868Auxerre
Lot-et-Garonne333,1802,070Agen
Loir-et-Cher332,0012,449Blois
Ardèche320,3792,135Privas
Cher311,6502,793Bourges
Mayenne307,5001,998Laval
Aube306,5812,318Troyes
Orne288,8482,356Alençon
Ardennes280,9072,019Charleville-Mézières
Aveyron277,7403,373Rodez
Jura260,5021,930Lons-le-Saunier
Tarn-et-Garonne250,3421,436Montauban
Guyane244,11832,253Cayenne
Corrèze240,7812,261Tulle
Haute-Saône238,9562,070Vesoul
Hautes-Pyrénées228,8681,724Gap
Indre228,0912,622Châteauroux
Haute-Loire226,2031,922Le Puy
Nièvre215,2212,632Nevers
Mayotte212,645145Mamoudzou
Meuse192,0942,398Bar-le-Duc
Gers190,2762,416Auch
Haute-Marne181,5212,398Chaumont
Lot173,7582,014Cahors
Haute-Corse170,9741,802Bastia
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence161,9162,674Nice
Ariège152,6841,888Foix
Corse-du-Sud149,2341,550Ajaccio
Cantal147,0352,211Aurillac
Territoire de Belfort144,318235Belfort
Hautes-Alpes139,2792,142Tarbes
Creuse120,8722,149Guéret
Lozère76,6071,995Mende

Note  : - Population: 1999-03-08 census.
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Last Updated on: February 14th, 2018