Regions of France
Thirteen regions are in Metropolitan France (the part of the country that is in Europe). Corsica has a different status than the other 12 metropolian regions. It is called collectivité territoriale. Five regions are overseas.
There used to be 27 regions. In 2016, some regions were combined and there are now 18.
As of March 2016, six regions have a temporary name: Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine, Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées, Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardy. Regions must make a decision about their name before 1 July 2016. The final decision about the names will be made on 1 October 2016.
Regions and their capitals[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- These flags are not official.
- "La nouvelle nomenclature des codes régions" (in French). INSEE. http://www.insee.fr/fr/methodes/default.asp?page=nomenclatures/cog/codes_regions_2016.htm. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
- New name as of 17 January 2015; formerly named Centre.