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France New Year New Regions: Find out the population and more

New regions in France

France, new year, new regions: France used to have 22 regions and now as of January 1st 2016 a number of regions have being joined together. There are now a total of 13 regions on mainland France.

Learn about each below including the approximate population of each region.

This information can help you decide where in France you would like to live.

Alsace, Champagne-Ardenne and Lorraine 5.5 million residents

Aquitaine, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes 5.8 million residents

Auvergne and Rhône-Alpes 7,6 million residents

Bourgogne and Franche Comté 2.8 million residents

Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées 5.6 million residents

Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardie 6 million residents

Normandie (Normandy) 3.3 million residents

Bretagne (Brittany) 3.2 million residents

Corse (Corsica) 0.3 million residents

Centre-Val de Loire 2.6 million residents

Île-de-France 12 million residents

Pays de la Loire 3.6 million residents

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (P.A.C.A, or French Riviera) 4.9 million residents