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Regions of France

France is divided into 18 administrative regions. These include 13 metropolitan regions and five overseas regions. Earlier France comprised 22 administrative regions. But in 2014, the parliament of France passed a law which reduced the number of administrative regions in the country from 22 to 13. the new regions came into effect from January 1, 2016.
France Province Map 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
Description : The map shows the primary administrative regions of France, including 18 mainland regions and 5 overseas regions along with national capital and region capitals. Disclaimer
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  Regions that merged:  
Former regionNew region (interim name)New region (final name)
BurgundyBourgogne-Franche-ComtéBourgogne-Franche-Comté
Franche-Comté
AquitaineAquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-CharentesNouvelle-Aquitaine
Limousin
Poitou-Charentes
Lower NormandyNormandyNormandy
Upper Normandy
AlsaceAlsace-Champagne-Ardenne-LorraineGrand Est
Champagne-Ardenne
Lorraine
Languedoc-RoussillonLanguedoc-Roussillon-Midi-PyrénéesOccitanie
Midi-Pyrénées
Nord-Pas de CalaisNord-Pas-de-Calais-PicardieHauts-de-France
Picardy
AquitaineAuvergne-Rhône-AlpesAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Rhône-Alpes

Regions that remained unchanged :
  • Brittany
  • Centre-Val de Loire
  • Corsica
  • French Guiana
  • Guadeloupe
  • Île-de-France
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Pays de la Loire
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
  • Réunion

Overseas Regions
French Guiana Mayotte
Guadeloupe Reunion
Martinique

Last Updated on: April 17, 2017

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