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)
Comparable entity
1 Île-de-France 12,117,132   South Sudan
2 Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 7,916,889   Sierra Leone
3 Hauts-de-France 6,006,870   Lebanon
4 Nouvelle-Aquitaine 5,935,603   Turkmenistan
5 Occitanie 5,808,435   Denmark
6 Grand Est 5,555,186   Singapore
7 Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 5,021,928   Central African Republic
8 Pays de la Loire 3,737,632   Mauritania
9 Normandy 3,335,929   Uruguay
10 Brittany 3,306,529   Mongolia
11 Bourgogne-Franche-Comté 2,818,338   Lithuania
12 Centre-Val de Loire 2,577,866   Qatar
13 Réunion 852,924   Cyprus
14 Guadeloupe 394,110   Brunei
15 Martinique 376,480   The Bahamas
16 Corsica 330,455   Iceland
17 French Guiana 269,352   Vanuatu
18 Mayotte 256,518   Samoa
Total France 66,361,658   United Kingdom

By areaEdit

The total area of France is 635,775 km², of which 543,974 km² (85.6%) is in Europe.[4]

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

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. ^ [1]