NUTS statistical regions of France

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In the NUTS (Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics) codes of France (FR), the three levels are:

Level Subdivisions #
NUTS 1 Z.E.A.T. + DOM 14
NUTS 2 Regions (Régions + DOM) 27
NUTS 3 Departments (Départements + DOM) 101


Up until 2016, the first level NUTS regions of France consisted of Ile de France, Bassin Parisien, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Est, Ouest, Sud-Ouest, Centre-Est, Mediterranee and the Departement d'Outre Mer.[1] The Departement d'Outre Mer consisted of all the overseas departments of France, while the remaining eight statistical regions were made up of the 22 regions of France.

Code Name Corresponding second-level NUTS Map
FR  France
FR1 Région parisienne Île-de-France France NUTS 1.png
FR2 Bassin parisien Champagne-Ardenne, Picardy, Upper Normandy, Centre, Lower Normandy, Burgundy
FR3 Nord Nord-Pas-de-Calais
FR4 Est Lorraine, Alsace, Franche-Comté
FR5 Ouest Pays de la Loire, Brittany, Poitou-Charentes
FR6 Sud-Ouest Aquitaine, Midi-Pyrénées, Limousin
FR7 Centre-Est Rhône-Alpes, Auvergne
FR8 Méditerranée Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Corsica
FRA Départements d'Outre-Mer Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, La Réunion, Mayotte

A law passed in 2014 by the French parliament reduced the number of metropolitan regions in the country from 22 to 13. The decrease took effect from 1 January 2016.[2] As a result of these changes in the regions of France, the first level NUTS statistical regions were altered to reflect the changes. The number of first level regions was increased to 14 so that each of the 13 metropolitan regions of France became a separate first level statistical region.[3]

Départements d'outre mer[edit]

Although the Départements d'outre mer, as integrated departments of France, have always been a part of the European Union and its predecessors, they were only officially included as a permanent NUTS statistical area of France in 1989. When they did appear in previous statistics the first and second level NUTS areas where one and the same, from 1989, Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana and La Réunion were designated as separate level 2 regions.[4]

NUTS codes[edit]

NUTS 1 Code NUTS 2 Code NUTS 3 Code
Île de France FR1 Île de France FR10 Paris FR101
Seine-et-Marne FR102
Yvelines FR103
Essonne FR104
Hauts-de-Seine FR105
Seine-Saint-Denis FR106
Val-de-Marne FR107
Val-d'Oise FR108
Centre-Val de Loire FRB Centre-Val de Loire FRB0 Cher FRB01
Eure-et-Loir FRB02
Indre FRB03
Indre-et-Loire FRB04
Loir-et-Cher FRB05
Loiret FRB06
Bourgogne-Franche-Comté FRC Bourgogne FRC1 Côte-d’Or FRC11
Nièvre FRC12
Saône-et-Loire FRC13
Yonne FRC14
Franche-Comté FRC2 Doubs FRC21
Jura FRC22
Haute-Saône FRC23
Territoire de Belfort FRC24
Normandy FRD Lower Normandy FRD1 Calvados FRD11
Manche FRD12
Orne FRD13
Upper Normandy FRD2 Eure FRD21
Seine-Maritime FRD22
Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie FRE Nord-Pas-de-Calais FRE1 Nord FRE11
Pas-de-Calais FRE12
Picardy FRE2 Aisne FRE21
Oise FRE22
Somme FRE23
Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine FRF Alsace FRF1 Bas-Rhin FRF11
Haut-Rhin FRF12
Champagne-Ardenne FRF2 Ardennes FRF21
Aube FRF22
Marne FRF23
Haute-Marne FRF24
Lorraine FRF3 Meurthe-et-Moselle FRF31
Meuse FRF32
Moselle FRF33
Voges FRF34
Pays de la Loire FRG Pays de la Loire FRG0 Loire-Atlantique FRG01
Maine-et-Loire FRG02
Mayenne FRG03
Sarthe FRG04
Vendée FRG05
Brittany FRH Brittany FRH0 Côtes-d'Armor FRH01
Finistère FRH02
Ille-et-Vilaine FRH03
Morbihan FRH04
Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes FRI Aquitaine FRI1 Dordogne FRI11
Gironde FRI12
Landes FRI13
Lot-et-Garonne FRI14
Pyrénées-Atlantiques FRI15
Limousin FRI2 Corrèze FRI21
Creuse FRI22
Haute-Vienne FRI23
Poitou-Charentes FRI3 Charente FRI31
Charente-Maritime FRI32
Deux-Sèvres FRI33
Vienne FRI34
Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées FRJ Languedoc-Roussillon FRJ1 Aude FRJ11
Gard FRJ12
Hérault FRJ13
Lozère FRJ14
Pyrénées-Orientales FRJ15
Midi-Pyrénées FRJ2 Ariège FRJ21
Aveyron FRJ22
Haute-Garonne FRJ23
Gers FRJ24
Lot FRJ25
Hautes-Pyrénées FRJ26
Tarn FRJ27
Tarn-et-Garonne FRJ28
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes FRK Auvergne FRK1 Allier FRK11
Cantal FRK12
Haute-Loire FRK13
Puy-de-Dôme FRK14
Rhône-Alpes FRK2 Ain FRK21
Ardèche FRK22
Drôme FRK23
Isère FRK24
Loire FRK25
Rhône FRK26
Savoie FRK27
Haute-Savoie FRK28
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur FRL Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur FRL0 Alpes-de-Haute-Provence FRL01
Hautes-Alpes FRL02
Alpes-Maritimes FRL03
Bouches-du-Rhône FRL04
Var FRL05
Vaucluse FRL06
Corsica FRM Corsica FRM0 Corse-du-Sud FRM01
Haute-Corse FRM02
Départements d'Outre Mer FRY Guadeloupe FRY1 Guadeloupe FRY10
Martinique FRY2 Martinique FRY20
French Guiana FRY3 French Guiana FRY30
La Réunion FRY4 La Réunion FRY40
Mayotte FRY5 Mayotte FRY50

Local administrative units[edit]

Below the NUTS levels, the two LAU (Local Administrative Units) levels are:

Level Subdivisions #
LAU 1 Cantons (Cantons de rattachement) 3787
LAU 2 Communes 36683

The LAU codes of France can be downloaded here: [5]Page white excel.png

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1], Eurostat accessed 2 March 2017
  2. ^ [2], Le Monde, 17 December 2014, accessed 2 March 2017
  3. ^ [3], Eurostat accessed 2 March 2017
  4. ^ [4], Eurostat accessed 2 March 2017