Ranked list of French regions

The following are ranked lists of French regions.

Population figures are from the 2016 census, with the exception of Mayotte, whose statistics are as of 2017.

Region boundaries are as of 2018.

By populationEdit

These figures are from the census in 2016.[1][2] Statistics for Mayotte are from 2017.[3]

Rank Region Population
(2016)
1   Île-de-France 12,117,132
2   Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 7,916,889
3   Hauts-de-France 6,006,870
4   Nouvelle-Aquitaine 5,935,603
5   Occitanie 5,808,435
6   Grand Est 5,555,186
7   Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 5,021,928
8   Pays de la Loire 3,737,632
9   Normandy 3,335,929
10   Brittany 3,306,529
11   Bourgogne-Franche-Comté 2,818,338
12   Centre-Val de Loire 2,577,866
13   Réunion 852,924
14   Guadeloupe 394,110
15   Martinique 376,480
16   Corsica 330,455
17   French Guiana 269,352
18   Mayotte 256,518
Total France 66,361,658

By areaEdit

The total area of France is 632,734 km², of which 543,940 km² (86.0%) is in Europe (Metropolitan France).[4]

Rank Region Area (km²) %
(total)
%
(European
France)
1   Nouvelle-Aquitaine 84,061 13.3% 15.4%
2   French Guiana 83,534 13.2%
3   Occitanie 72,724 11.5% 13.3%
4   Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 69,711 11.0% 12.8%
5   Grand Est 57,433 9.0% 10.5%
6   Bourgogne-Franche-Comté 47,784 7.6% 8.8%
7   Centre-Val de Loire 39,151 6.2% 7.2%
8   Pays de la Loire 32,082 5.1% 5.9%
9   Hauts-de-France 31,713 5.1% 5.9%
10   Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 31,400 5.0% 5.8%
11   Normandy 29,906 4.7% 5.5%
12   Brittany 27,208 4.3% 5.0%
13   Île-de-France 12,012 1.9% 2.2%
14   Corsica 8,680 1.4% 1.6%
15   Réunion 2,504 0.4%
16   Guadeloupe 1,628 0.3%
17   Martinique 1,128 0.2%
18   Mayotte 374 0.06%
  Total 632,760 100%  

By densityEdit

In 2016, the official population of France had a density of 104.8 people per square kilometre, including the overseas regions, and 118.5 people per square kilometre excluding them.

Rank Region Population 2016 Area (km²) Density
1   Île-de-France 12,117,132 12,012 1,009
2   Mayotte 256,518 374 685
3   Réunion 852,924 2,504 340
4   Martinique 376,480 1,128 333
5   Guadeloupe 394,110 1,628 242
6   Hauts-de-France 6,006,870 31,713 189
7   Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 5,021,928 31,400 160
8   Brittany 3,306,529 27,208 121
9   Pays de la Loire 3,737,632 32,082 116
10   Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 7,916,889 69,711 113
11   Normandy 3,335,929 29,906 111
12   Grand Est 5,555,186 57,433 97
13   Occitanie 5,808,435 72,724 80
14   Nouvelle-Aquitaine 5,935,603 84,061 70
15   Centre-Val de Loire 2,577,866 39,151 66
16   Bourgogne-Franche-Comté 2,818,338 47,784 59
17   Corsica 330,455 8,680 38
18   French Guiana 269,352 83,534 3
Total 66,361,658 632,760 105

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales des régions en 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Population des régions et taux d'évolution de la population". INSEE. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Populations légales de Mayotte en 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Comparateur de territoire: France métropolitaine" (in French). INSEE. Retrieved 11 December 2020.