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The regions of France - Map 1-

Regional map of France  
Regional information for France:  Click for guide to the Regions of France.
     This map shows the 13 administrative regions of France in Europe, as in 2018. (Twelve continental regions, plus the island of Corsica.) It does not include the overseas regions such as Guadaloupe and Martinique. Pre-2016 regions that have been merged into larger regions are shown in red type.
      On Jan 1st. 2016, the number of regions in continental France was reduced to 12.

With regard to the pre 2016 regions,
Normandy is no longer divided administratively into two regions, upper Normandy and lower Normandy.
Nord-Pas de Calais and Picardy have been merged into Hauts de France
Champagne, Lorraine and Alsace have been merged into Grand Est
Burgundy and Franche-Comté have been merged.
Aquitaine, Poitou-Charentes and Limousin have been merged into Nouvelle Aquitaine.
Midi-Pyrénées and Languedoc roussillon have been merged into Occitanie.
Auvergne and Rhône Alpes have been merged.

Centre Val de Loire, Pays de la Loire,  Brittany, Ile de France (Paris region) and PACA  (Provence Alpes Côte-d'Azur)  have remained as they were.

The largest historic region in France is Midi Pyrénées. (45,378 km²)
The most prosperous is the Paris region, Ile de France (IdF)
The least densely populated historic region of continental France is Limousin  (Corsica is even less densely populated)
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