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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)
2014-01-01
 
FranceFRARepParis543,94152,591,58454,334,87156,615,15558,518,39561,795,23864,027,784
Auvergne - Rhône - AlpesARARegLyon69,7116,111,1636,348,6256,671,9156,954,2857,405,2067,820,9666971100
Bourgogne - Franche-Comté [Burgundy]BFCRegDijon47,7842,631,2602,680,1032,706,9292,727,1262,792,5622,820,6234778400
Bretagne [Brittany]BRERegRennes27,2082,595,4312,707,8862,795,6382,906,1973,120,2883,276,5432720800
Centre - Val de LoireCVLRegOrléans39,1512,152,5002,264,1642,371,0362,440,3292,526,9192,577,4353915100
Corse [Corsica]CORRegAjaccio8,680225,562240,178250,371260,196299,209324,212868000
Grand EstGESRegStrasbourg57,4335,184,9845,231,8885,277,9465,386,8845,506,6165,554,6455743300
Hauts-de-FranceHTFRegLille31,8145,592,4175,673,2605,775,7455,854,0695,922,0306,006,1563181400
Île-de-FranceILERegParis12,0129,878,56510,073,05910,660,55410,952,01111,598,86612,027,5651201200
Normandie [Normandy]NMDRegRouen29,9072,901,8473,006,3413,128,5653,202,3853,278,1453,335,6452990700
Nouvelle-AquitaineNAQRegBordeaux84,0364,817,1904,961,9275,113,7895,259,3665,627,6715,879,1448403600
Occitanie (Pyrénées-Méditerranée) [Occitania]OCCRegToulouse72,7244,057,7724,251,8334,545,6484,847,3355,371,1175,730,7537272400
Pays de la LoirePAYRegNantes32,0822,767,1632,930,3983,059,1123,222,0613,482,5943,690,6593208200
Provence - Alpes - Côte d'AzurPRORegMarseille31,4003,675,7303,965,2094,257,9074,506,1514,864,0154,983,4383140000

Major Cities

 NameAdm.Population
Estimate (E)
2014-01-01
1ParisILE2,220,445
2MarseillePRO858,120
3LyonARA506,615
4ToulouseOCC466,297
5NicePRO343,895
6NantesPAY298,029
7StrasbourgGES276,170
8MontpellierOCC275,318
9BordeauxNAQ246,586
10LilleHTF233,897

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)
2014-01-01
Area 
Aix-en-ProvencePRO110,659121,327123,842134,222143,404142,14918616
AmiensHTF131,476131,332131,872135,501134,737132,4794945
AngersPAY137,591136,038141,404151,279151,108151,0564270
ArgenteuilILE102,53095,34793,09693,961102,572108,8651722
BesançonBFC120,315113,283113,828117,733117,836116,6906505
BordeauxNAQ223,131208,159210,336215,363235,178246,5864936
Boulogne-BillancourtILE103,578102,582101,743106,367111,045116,927617
BrestBRE166,826156,060147,956149,634142,722139,3844951
CaenNMD119,640114,068112,846113,987109,630106,5382570
Clermont-FerrandARA156,763147,224136,181137,140139,501141,3654267
DijonBFC151,705140,942146,703149,867151,543153,6684041
GrenobleARA166,037156,637150,758153,317156,793160,7791813
Le HavreNMD217,882199,388195,854190,905179,751172,8074695
Le MansPAY152,285147,697145,502146,105144,164143,8135280
LilleHTF219,204196,705198,691212,597225,789233,8973483
LimogesNAQ143,725140,418133,486133,994138,882134,5777744
LyonARA456,716413,095415,487445,452472,330506,6154787
MarseillePRO908,600874,436800,550798,430852,395858,12024064
MetzGES111,869114,232119,594123,776123,580117,6194194
MontpellierOCC191,354197,231207,996225,392253,712275,3185687
MontreuilILE96,58793,36894,75490,674102,097104,748892
MulhouseGES117,013112,157108,357110,359111,394111,1672218
NancyGES107,90296,31799,351103,605105,349104,3211501
NantesPAY256,693240,539244,995270,251283,025298,0296518
NicePRO344,481337,085342,439342,738348,721343,8957191
NîmesOCC127,933124,220128,471133,424143,468151,07516192
OrléansCVL106,246102,710105,111113,126113,234114,9772748
ParisILE2,299,8302,176,2432,152,4232,125,2462,193,0302,220,44510560
PerpignanOCC106,426111,669105,983105,115116,041120,6056808
ReimsGES178,381177,234180,620187,206183,500183,0424690
RennesBRE198,305194,656197,536206,229207,922213,4545039
RouenNMD114,834101,945102,723106,592108,569110,6182138
Saint-DenisILE96,13290,82989,98885,832100,800110,7331236
Saint-ÉtienneARA220,181204,955199,396180,210175,318170,7617999
StrasbourgGES253,384248,712252,338264,115272,123276,1707826
ToulonPRO181,801179,423167,619160,639166,537165,5844284
ToulouseOCC373,796347,995358,688390,350439,453466,29711829
ToursCVL140,686132,209129,509132,820136,578136,1253436
VilleurbanneARA116,535115,960116,872124,215138,151148,5431452

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