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Regions

The population of the French regions according to census results and latest official estimates.

Since 2006, France computes the population size from census results counted in different years.

NameAbbr.StatusCapitalArea
A (km²)
Population
Census (C)
1975-02-20
Population
Census (C)
1982-03-04
Population
Census (C)
1990-03-05
Population
Census (C)
1999-03-08
Population
Estimate (E)
2007-01-01
Population
Estimate (E)
2013-01-01
FranceFRARepParis543,94152,591,58454,334,87156,615,15558,518,39561,795,23863,697,865
Auvergne - Rhône - Alpes {Auvergne - Rhone - Alpes}ARARegLyon69,7116,111,1636,348,6256,671,9156,954,2857,405,2067,757,5956971100
Bourgogne - Franche-Comté [Burgundy] {Bourgogne - Franche-Comte}BFCRegDijon47,7842,631,2602,680,1032,706,9292,727,1262,792,5622,819,7834778400
Bretagne [Brittany]BRERegRennes27,2082,595,4312,707,8862,795,6382,906,1973,120,2883,258,7072720800
Centre - Val de LoireCVLRegOrléans39,1512,152,5002,264,1642,371,0362,440,3292,526,9192,570,5483915100
CorseCORRegAjaccio8,680225,562240,178250,371260,196299,209320,208868000
Grand EstGESRegStrasbourg57,4335,184,9845,231,8885,277,9465,386,8845,506,6165,552,3885743300
Hauts-de-FranceHTFRegLille31,8145,592,4175,673,2605,775,7455,854,0695,922,0305,987,8833181400
Île-de-France {Ile-de-France}ILERegParis12,0129,878,56510,073,05910,660,55410,952,01111,598,86611,959,8071201200
Normandie [Normandy]NMDRegRouen29,9072,901,8473,006,3413,128,5653,202,3853,278,1453,328,3642990700
Nouvelle-AquitaineNAQRegBordeaux84,0364,817,1904,961,9275,113,7895,259,3665,627,6715,844,1778403600
Occitanie (Pyrénées-Méditerranée)OCCRegToulouse72,7244,057,7724,251,8334,545,6484,847,3355,371,1175,683,8787272400
Pays de la LoirePAYRegNantes32,0822,767,1632,930,3983,059,1123,222,0613,482,5943,660,8523208200
Provence - Alpes - Côte d'Azur {Provence - Alpes - Cote dAzur}PRORegMarseille31,4003,675,7303,965,2094,257,9074,506,1514,864,0154,953,6753140000

Major Cities

 NameAdm.Population
Estimate (E)
2013-01-01
1ParisILE2,229,621
2MarseillePRO855,393
3LyonARA500,715
4ToulouseOCC458,298
5NicePRO342,295
6NantesPAY292,718
7StrasbourgGES275,718
8MontpellierOCC272,084
9BordeauxNAQ243,626
10LilleHTF231,491

Contents: Cities

The population of all cities in France with more than 100,000 inhabitants according to census results and latest official estimates.

NameAdm.Population
Census (C)
1975-02-20
Population
Census (C)
1982-03-04
Population
Census (C)
1990-03-05
Population
Census (C)
1999-03-08
Population
Estimate (E)
2007-01-01
Population
Estimate (E)
2013-01-01
Area
Aix-en-ProvencePRO110,659121,327123,842134,222143,404141,54518616
AmiensHTF131,476131,332131,872135,501134,737132,6994945
AngersPAY137,591136,038141,404151,279151,108150,1254270
ArgenteuilILE102,53095,34793,09693,961102,572106,8171722
Besançon {Besancon}BFC120,315113,283113,828117,733117,836116,9526505
BordeauxNAQ223,131208,159210,336215,363235,178243,6264936
Boulogne-BillancourtILE103,578102,582101,743106,367111,045116,794617
BrestBRE166,826156,060147,956149,634142,722139,3864951
CaenNMD119,640114,068112,846113,987109,630107,2292570
Clermont-FerrandARA156,763147,224136,181137,140139,501141,4634267
DijonBFC151,705140,942146,703149,867151,543153,0034041
GrenobleARA166,037156,637150,758153,317156,793160,2151813
Le HavreNMD217,882199,388195,854190,905179,751172,0744695
Le MansPAY152,285147,697145,502146,105144,164144,2445280
LilleHTF219,204196,705198,691212,597225,789231,4913483
LimogesNAQ143,725140,418133,486133,994138,882135,0987744
LyonARA456,716413,095415,487445,452472,330500,7154787
MarseillePRO908,600874,436800,550798,430852,395855,39324064
MetzGES111,869114,232119,594123,776123,580118,6344194
MontpellierOCC191,354197,231207,996225,392253,712272,0845687
MontreuilILE96,58793,36894,75490,674102,097104,139892
MulhouseGES117,013112,157108,357110,359111,394112,0632218
NancyGES107,90296,31799,351103,605105,349104,0721501
NantesPAY256,693240,539244,995270,251283,025292,7186518
NicePRO344,481337,085342,439342,738348,721342,2957191
Nîmes {Nimes}OCC127,933124,220128,471133,424143,468150,56416192
Orléans {Orleans}CVL106,246102,710105,111113,126113,234114,3752748
ParisILE2,299,8302,176,2432,152,4232,125,2462,193,0302,229,62110560
PerpignanOCC106,426111,669105,983105,115116,041120,9596808
ReimsGES178,381177,234180,620187,206183,500182,5924690
RennesBRE198,305194,656197,536206,229207,922211,3735039
RouenNMD114,834101,945102,723106,592108,569110,7552138
Saint-DenisILE96,13290,82989,98885,832100,800109,3431236
Saint-Étienne {Saint-Etienne}ARA220,181204,955199,396180,210175,318172,0237999
StrasbourgGES253,384248,712252,338264,115272,123275,7187826
ToulonPRO181,801179,423167,619160,639166,537163,7604284
ToulouseOCC373,796347,995358,688390,350439,453458,29811829
ToursCVL140,686132,209129,509132,820136,578134,8033436
VilleurbanneARA116,535115,960116,872124,215138,151147,1921452

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