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List of Regions of France by Population

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 population

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 area

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)
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%  Rwanda
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 density

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 also

References

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

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