Ranked list of French regions

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The following are ranked lists of French regions. Population figures are official January 2008 estimates.

By population[edit]

These figures are from the most recent census in 2010. The total population of France including the overseas departments was 64,612,940. Of this, 2.9% was outside of Europe.

Rank Region Population
(2010)
 % Density
(2010)
1 Île-de-France 11,786,234 18.3% 981
2 Rhône-Alpes 6,230,691 9.6% 143
3 Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 4,899,155 7.6% 156
4 Nord-Pas de Calais 4,038,157 6.3% 325
5 Pays de la Loire 3,571,495 5.5% 111
6 Aquitaine 3,232,352 5.0% 78
7 Brittany 3,199,066 4.9% 118
8 Midi-Pyrénées 2,881,756 4.4% 64
9 Languedoc-Roussillon 2,636,350 4.1% 96
10 Centre 2,548,065 4.0% 65
11 Lorraine 2,350,920 3.7% 100
12 Picardy 1,914,844 3.0% 99
13 Alsace 1,845,687 2.9% 223
14 Upper Normandy 1,836,954 2.8% 149
15 Poitou-Charentes 1,770,363 2.7% 69
16 Burgundy 1,642,115 2.6% 52
17 Lower Normandy 1,473,494 2.3% 84
18 Auvergne 1,347,387 2.1% 52
19 Champagne-Ardenne 1,335,923 2.1% 52
20 Franche-Comté 1,171,763 1.8% 72
21 Réunion 828,581 1.3% 330
22 Limousin 742,771 1.1% 44
23 Guadeloupe 403,355 0.6% 248
24 Martinique 394,173 0.6% 349
25 Corsica 309,693 0.5% 36
26 French Guiana 229,040 0.3% 3
Total 64,612,940 100% 101

By area[edit]

The total area of France is 635,775 km², of which 543,974 km² (85.6%) is in Europe.[1]

Rank Region Area (km²)  %
(total)
 %
(European
France)
Density
1 French Guiana 83,534 13.2%   3
2 Midi-Pyrénées 45,348 7.2% 8.3% 62
3 Rhône-Alpes 43,698 6.9% 8.0% 140
4 Aquitaine 41,308 6.5% 7.6% 77
5 Centre 39,151 6.2% 7.2% 65
6 Pays de la Loire 32,082 5.1% 5.9% 109
7 Burgundy 31,582 5.0% 5.8% 52
8 Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 31,400 5.0% 5.8% 156
9 Languedoc-Roussillon 27,376 4.3% 5.0% 95
10 Brittany 27,208 4.3% 5.0% 115
11 Auvergne 26,013 4.1% 4.8% 52
12 Poitou-Charentes 25,810 4.1% 4.7% 68
13 Champagne-Ardenne 25,606 4.0% 4.7% 52
14 Lorraine 23,547 3.7% 4.3% 99
15 Picardy 19,399 3.1% 3.6% 98
16 Lower Normandy 17,589 2.8% 3.2% 83
17 Limousin 16,942 2.7% 3.1% 43
18 Franche-Comté 16,202 2.6% 3.0% 72
19 Nord-Pas de Calais 12,414 2.0% 2.3% 324
20 Upper Normandy 12,317 1.9% 2.3% 147
21 Île-de-France 12,012 1.9% 2.2% 974
22 Corsica 8,680 1.4% 1.6% 35
23 Alsace 8,280 1.3% 1.5% 222
24 Réunion 2,504 0.4%   320
25 Guadeloupe 1,628 0.3%   249
26 Martinique 1,128 0.2%   356
  Total 632,760 100%   101

By density[edit]

The population of France has a density of 94.9 people per square kilometre, including the overseas regions, and 107.8 people per square kilometre excluding them.

Rank Region Population Area (km²) Density
1 Île-de-France 11,694,000 12,012 974
2 Martinique 402,000 1,128 356
3 Nord-Pas de Calais 4,022,000 12,414 324
4 Réunion 802,000 2,504 320
5 Guadeloupe 405,500 1,628 249
6 Alsace 1,836,000 8,280 222
7 Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 4,891,000 31,400 156
8 Upper Normandy 1,815,000 12,317 147
9 Rhône-Alpes 6,121,000 43,698 140
10 Brittany 3,139,000 27,208 115
11 Pays de la Loire 3,508,000 32,082 109
12 Lorraine 2,337,000 23,547 99
13 Picardy 1,900,000 19,399 98
14 Languedoc-Roussillon 2,594,000 27,376 95
15 Lower Normandy 1,463,000 17,589 83
16 Aquitaine 3,170,000 41,308 77
17 Franche-Comté 1,159,000 16,202 72
18 Poitou-Charentes 1,743,000 25,810 68
19 Centre 2,538,000 39,151 65
20 Midi-Pyrénées 2,833,000 45,348 62
21 Burgundy 1,631,000 31,582 52
22 Auvergne 1,341,000 26,013 52
23 Champagne-Ardenne 1,334,000 25,606 52
24 Limousin 735,000 16,942 43
25 Corsica 302,000 8,680 35
26 French Guiana 221,500 83,534 3
Total 63,937,000 632,760 101

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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