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Ain Data

Capital: Bourg-en-Bresse

Land Area: 5,762km2 / 2,225mi2

Population: 581,355 (1999 census)

Population Density: 101 ppl/km2 / 39 ppl/mi2

Region: Rhône-Alpes

Aisne Data

Capital: Laon

Land Area: 7,369km2 / 2,845mi2

Population: 538,790 (1999 census)

Population Density: 73 ppl/km2 / 28 ppl/mi2

Region: Picardie

Allier Data

Capital: Moulins

Land Area: 7,340km2 / 2,834mi2

Population: 342,807 (1999 census)

Population Density: 47 ppl/km2 / 18 ppl/mi2

Region: Auvergne

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence Data

Capital: Digne-les-Bains

Land Area: 6,925km2 / 2,674mi2

Population: 157,965 (1999 census)

Population Density: 23 ppl/km2 / 9 ppl/mi2

Region: Provence-Alpes-Côte D'Azur

Hautes-Alpes Data

Capital: Gap

Land Area: 5,549km2 / 2,142mi2

Population: 134,205 (1999 census)

Population Density: 24 ppl/km2 / 9 ppl/mi2

Region: Provence-Alpes-Côte D'Azur

Alpes-Maritimes Data

Capital: Nice

Land Area: 4,299km2 / 1,660mi2

Population: 1,084,428 (1999 census)

Population Density: 252 ppl/km2 / 97 ppl/mi2

Region: Provence-Alpes-Côte D'Azur

Ardèche Data

Capital: Privas

Land Area: 5,529km2 / 2,135mi2

Population: 311,452 (1999 census)

Population Density: 56 ppl/km2 / 22 ppl/mi2

Region: Rhône-Alpes

Ardennes Data

Capital: Charleville-Mézières

Land Area: 5,229km2 / 2,019mi2

Population: 284,197 (1999 census)

Population Density: 54 ppl/km2 / 21 ppl/mi2

Region: Champagne-Ardenne

Ariège Data

Capital: Foix

Land Area: 4,890km2 / 1,888mi2

Population: 150,201 (1999 census)

Population Density: 31 ppl/km2 / 12 ppl/mi2

Region: Midi-Pyrénées

Aube Data

Capital: Troyes

Land Area: 6,004km2 / 2,318mi2

Population: 301,327 (1999 census)

Population Density: 50 ppl/km2 / 19 ppl/mi2

Region: Champagne-Ardenne

Aude Data

Capital: Carcassonne

Land Area: 6,139km2 / 2,370mi2

Population: 349,237 (1999 census)

Population Density: 57 ppl/km2 / 22 ppl/mi2

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

Aveyron Data

Capital: Rodez

Land Area: 8,735km2 / 3,373mi2

Population: 275,889 (1999 census)

Population Density: 32 ppl/km2 / 12 ppl/mi2

Region: Midi-Pyrénées

Bouches-du-Rhône Data

Capital: Marseille

Land Area: 5,087km2 / 1,964mi2

Population: 1,966,005 (1999 census)

Population Density: 386 ppl/km2 / 149 ppl/mi2

Region: Provence-Alpes-Côte D'Azur

Calvados Data

Capital: Caen

Land Area: 5,548km2 / 2,142mi2

Population: 648,385 (1999 census)

Population Density: 117 ppl/km2 / 45 ppl/mi2

Region: Basse-Normandie

Cantal Data

Capital: Aurillac

Land Area: 5,726km2 / 2,211mi2

Population: 150,778 (1999 census)

Population Density: 26 ppl/km2 / 10 ppl/mi2

Region: Auvergne

Charente Data

Capital: Angoulême

Land Area: 5,956km2 / 2,300mi2

Population: 339,628(1999 census)

Population Density: 57 ppl/km2 / 22 ppl/mi2

Region: Poitou-Charentes

Charente-Maritime Data

Capital: La Rochelle

Land Area: 6,864km2 / 2,650mi2

Population: 557,024 (1999 census)

Population Density: 81 ppl/km2 / 31 ppl/mi2

Region: Poitou-Charentes

Cher Data

Capital: Bourges

Land Area: 7,235km2 / 2,793mi2

Population: 314,428 (1999 census)

Population Density: 43 ppl/km2 / 17 ppl/mi2

Region: Centre

Corrèze Data

Capital: Brive-la-Gaillarde

Land Area: 5,857km2 / 2,261mi2

Population: 232,576 (1999 census)

Population Density: 40 ppl/km2 / 15 ppl/mi2

Region: Limousin

Corse-du-Sud Data

Capital: Ajaccio

Land Area: 4,014km2 / 1,550mi2

Population: 118,593 (1999 census)

Population Density: 30 ppl/km2 / 11 ppl/mi2

Region: Corse

Haute-Corse Data

Capital: Bastia

Land Area: 4,666km2 / 1,802mi2

Population: 141,603 (1999 census)

Population Density: 30 ppl/km2 / 12 ppl/mi2

Region: Corse

Côte-d'Or Data

Capital: Dijon

Land Area: 8,763km2 / 3,383mi2

Population: 506,755 (1999 census)

Population Density: 58 ppl/km2 / 22 ppl/mi2

Region: Bourgogne

Côtes-d'Armor Data

Capital: Saint-Brieuc

Land Area: 6,878km2 / 2,656mi2

Population: 542,373 (1999 census)

Population Density: 79 ppl/km2 / 30 ppl/mi2

Region: Bretagne

Creuse Data

Capital: Guéret

Land Area: 5,565km2 / 2,149mi2

Population: 124,470 (1999 census)

Population Density: 22 ppl/km2 / 9 ppl/mi2

Region: Limousin

Dordogne Data

Capital: Périgueux

Land Area: 9,060km2 / 3,498mi2

Population: 388,293 (1999 census)

Population Density: 43 ppl/km2 / 17 ppl/mi2

Region: Aquitaine

Doubs Data

Capital: Besançon

Land Area: 5,234km2 / 2,021mi2

Population: 499,062 (1999 census)

Population Density: 95 ppl/km2 / 37 ppl/mi2

Region: France-Comté

Drôme Data

Capital: Valence

Land Area: 6,530km2 / 2,521mi2

Population: 437,778 (1999 census)

Population Density: 67 ppl/km2 / 26 ppl/mi2

Region: Rhône-Alpes

Eure Data

Capital: Évreux

Land Area: 6,040km2 / 2,332mi2

Population: 541,054 (1999 census)

Population Density: 90 ppl/km2 / 35 ppl/mi2

Region: Haute-Normandie

Eure-et-Loir Data

Capital: Chartres

Land Area: 5,880km2/ 2,270mi2

Population: 407,665 (1999 census)

Population Density: 69 ppl/km2 / 27 ppl/mi2

Region: Centre

Finistère Data

Capital: Quimper

Land Area: 6,733km2 / 2,600mi2

Population: 852,418 (1999 census)

Population Density: 127 ppl/km2 / 49 ppl/mi2

Region: Bretagne

Gard Data

Capital: Nîmes

Land Area: 5,853km2 / 2,260mi2

Population: 623,125 (1999 census)

Population Density: 106 ppl/km2 / 41 ppl/mi2

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

Haute-Garonne Data

Capital: Toulouse

Land Area: 6,309km2 / 2,436mi2

Population: 1,046,338 (1999 census)

Population Density: 166 ppl/km2 / 64 ppl/mi2

Region: Midi-Pyrénées

Gers Data

Capital: Auch

Land Area: 6,257km2 / 2,416mi2

Population: 172,335 (1999 census)

Population Density: 28 ppl/km2 / 11 ppl/mi2

Region: Midi-Pyrénées

Gironde Data

Capital: Bordeaux

Land Area: 10,000km2 / 3,861mi2

Population: 1,287,334 (1999 census)

Population Density: 129 ppl/km2 / 50 ppl/mi2

Region: Aquitaine

Hérault Data

Capital: Montpellier

Land Area: 6,101km2/ 2,356mi2

Population: 896,441 (1999 census)

Population Density: 147 ppl/km2 / 57 ppl/mi2

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

Ille-et-Vilaine Data

Capital: Rennes

Land Area: 6,775km2 / 2,616mi2

Population: 903,400 (1999 census)

Population Density: 133 pl/km2 / 51 ppl/mi2

Region: Bretagne

Indre Data

Capital: Châteauroux

Land Area: 6,791km2 / 2,622mi2

Population: 231,139 (1999 census)

Population Density: 34 ppl/km2 / 13 ppl/mi2

Region: Centre

Indre-et-Loire Data

Capital: Tours

Land Area: 6,127km2 / 2,366mi2

Population: 554,003 (1999 census)

Population Density: 90 ppl/km2 / 35 ppl/mi2

Region: Centre

Isère Data

Capital: Grenoble

Land Area: 7,431km2 / 2,869mi2

Population: 1,094,006 (1999 census)

Population Density: 147 ppl/km2 / 57 ppl/mi2

Region: Rhône-Alpes

Jura Data

Capital: Lons-le-Saunier

Land Area: 4,999km2 / 1,930mi2

Population: 250,857 (1999 census)

Population Density: 50 ppl/km2 / 19 ppl/mi2

Region: France-Comté

Landes Data

Capital: Mont-de-Marsan

Land Area: 9,243km2 / 3,569mi2

Population: 327,334 (1999 census)

Population Density: 35 ppl/km2 / 14 ppl/mi2

Region: Aquitaine

Loir-et-Cher Data

Capital: Blois

Land Area: 6,343km2 / 2,449mi2

Population: 314,968 (1999 census)

Population Density: 50 ppl/km2 / 19 ppl/mi2

Region: Centre

Loire Data

Capital: Saint-Étienne

Land Area: 4,781km2 / 1,846mi2

Population: 728,524 (1999 census)

Population Density: 152 ppl/km2 / 59 ppl/mi2

Region: Rhône-Alpes

Haute-Loire Data

Capital: Le Puy-en-Velay

Land Area: 4,977km2 / 1,922mi2

Population: 209,113 (1999 census)

Population Density: 42 ppl/km2 / 16 ppl/mi2

Region: Auvergne

Loire-Atlantique Data

Capital: Nantes

Land Area: 6,815km2 / 2,631mi2

Population: 1,134,266 (1999 census)

Population Density: 166 ppl/km2 / 64 ppl/mi2

Region: Pays De La Loire

Loiret Data

Capital: Orléans

Land Area: 6,775km2 / 2,616mi2

Population: 618,126 (1999 census)

Population Density: 91 ppl/km2 / 35 ppl/mi2

Region: Centre

Lot Data

Capital: Cahors

Land Area: 5,217km2 / 2,014mi2

Population: 160,197 1999 census)

Population Density: 31 ppl/km2 / 12 ppl/mi2

Region: Midi-Pyrénées

Lot-et-Garonne Data

Capital: Agen

Land Area: 5,361km2 / 2,070mi2

Population: 305,380 (1999 census)

Population Density: 57 ppl/km2 / 22 ppl/mi2

Region: Aquitaine

Lozère Data

Capital: Mende

Land Area: 5,167km2 / 1,995mi2

Population: 73,509 (1999 census)

Population Density: 14 ppl/km2 / 5 ppl/mi2

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

Maine-et-Loire Data

Capital: Angers

Land Area: 7,166km2 / 2,767mi2

Population: 732,942 (1999 census)

Population Density: 102 ppl/km2 / 39 ppl/mi2

Region: Pays De La Loire

Manche Data

Capital: Saint-Lô

Land Area: 5,938km2 / 2,293mi2

Population: 481,471 (1999 census)

Population Density: 81 ppl/km2 / 31 ppl/mi2

Region: Basse-Normandie

Marne Data

Capital: Châlons-en-Champagne

Land Area: 8,162km2 / 3,151mi2

Population: 565,229 (1999 census)

Population Density: 69 ppl/km2 / 27 ppl/mi2

Region: Champagne-Ardenne

Haute-Marne Data

Capital: Chaumont

Land Area: 6,211km2 / 2,398mi2

Population: 194,873 (1999 census)

Population Density: 31 ppl/km2 / 12 ppl/mi2

Region: Champagne-Ardenne

Mayenne Data

Capital: Laval

Land Area: 5,175km2 / 1,998mi2

Population: 285,338 (1999 census)

Population Density: 55 ppl/km2 / 21 ppl/mi2

Region: Pays De La Loire

Moselle Data

Capital: Metz

Land Area: 6,216km2 / 2,400mi2

Population: 1,023,447 (1999 census)

Population Density: 165 ppl/km2 / 64 ppl/mi2

Region: Lorraine

Meuse Data

Capital: Bar-le-Duc

Land Area: 6,211km2 / 2,398mi2

Population: 192,198 (1999 census)

Population Density: 31 ppl/km2 / 12 ppl/mi2

Region: Lorraine

Morbihan Data

Capital: Vannes

Land Area: 6,823km2 / 2,634mi2

Population: 643,873 (1999 census)

Population Density: 94 ppl/km2 / 36 ppl/mi2

Region: Bretagne

Meurthe-et-Moselle Data

Capital: Nancy

Land Area: 5,246km2 / 2,025mi2

Population: 713,779 (1999 census)

Population Density: 136 ppl/km2 / 53 ppl/mi2

Region: Lorraine

Nièvre Data

Capital: Nevers

Land Area: 6,817km2 / 2,632mi2

Population: 225,198 (1999 census)

Population Density: 33 ppl/km2 / 13 ppl/mi2

Region: Bourgogne

Nord Data

Capital: Lille

Land Area: 5,743km2 / 2,217mi2

Population: 2,555,020 (1999 census)

Population Density: 445 ppl/km2 / 172 ppl/mi2

Region: Nord-Pas-De-Calais

Oise Data

Capital: Beauvais

Land Area: 5,860km2 / 2,263mi2

Population: 766,441 (1999 census)

Population Density: 131 ppl/km2 / 50 ppl/mi2

Region: Picardie

Orne Data

Capital: Alençon

Land Area: 6,103km2 / 2,356mi2

Population: 292,337 (1999 census)

Population Density: 48 ppl/km2 / 18 ppl/mi2

Region: Basse-Normandie

Pas-de-Calais Data

Capital: Arras

Land Area: 6,671km2 / 2,576mi2

Population: 1,441,568 (1999 census)

Population Density: 216 ppl/km2 / 83 ppl/mi2

Region: Nord-Pas-De-Calais

Puy-de-Dôme Data

Capital: Clermont-Ferrand

Land Area: 7,970km2/ 3,077mi2

Population: 604,266 (1999 census)

Population Density: 76 ppl/km2 / 29 ppl/mi2

Region: Auvergne

Pyrénées-Atlantiques Data

Capital: Pau

Land Area: 7,645km2 / 2,952mi2

Population: 600,018 (1999 census)

Population Density: 78 ppl/km2 / 30 ppl/mi2

Region: Aquitaine

Hautes-Pyrénées Data

Capital: Tarbes

Land Area: 4,464km2 / 1,724mi2

Population: 222,368 (1999 census)

Population Density: 50 ppl/km2 / 19 ppl/mi2

Region: Midi-Pyrénées

Pyrénées-Orientales Data

Capital: Perpignan

Land Area: 4,116km2 / 1,589mi2

Population: 392,803 (1999 census)

Population Density: 95 ppl/km2 / 37 ppl/mi2

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

Bas-Rhin Data

Capital: Strasbourg

Land Area: 4,755km2 / 1,836mi2

Population: 1,026,120 (1999 census)

Population Density: 216 ppl/km2 / 83 ppl/mi2

Region: Alsace

Haut-Rhin Data

Capital: Colmar

Land Area: 3,525km2 / 1,361mi2

Population: 708,025 (1999 census)

Population Density: 201 ppl/km2 / 78 ppl/mi2

Region: Alsace

Rhône Data

Capital: Lyon

Land Area: 3,249km2 / 1,254mi2

Population: 1,578,869 (1999 census)

Population Density: 486 ppl/km2 / 188 ppl/mi2

Region: Rhône-Alpes

Haute-Saône Data

Capital: Vesoul

Land Area: 5,360km2 / 2,070mi2

Population: 229,732 (1999 census)

Population Density: 43 ppl/km2 / 17 ppl/mi2

Region: France-Comté

Saône-et-Loire Data

Capital: Mâcon

Land Area: 8,575km2 / 3,311mi2

Population: 544,893 (1999 census)

Population Density: 64 ppl/km2 / 25 ppl/mi2

Region: Bourgogne

Sarthe Data

Capital: Le Mans

Land Area: 6,206km2 / 2,396mi2

Population: 529,851 (1999 census)

Population Density: 85 ppl/km2 / 33 ppl/mi2

Region: Pays De La Loire

Savoie Data

Capital: Chambéry

Land Area: 6,028km2 / 2,327mi2

Population: 373,258 (1999 census)

Population Density: 62 ppl/km2 / 24 ppl/mi2

Region: Rhône-Alpes

Haute-Savoie Data

Capital: Annecy

Land Area: 4,388km2 / 1,694mi2

Population: 631,679 (1999 census)

Population Density: 144 ppl/km2 / 56 ppl/mi2

Region: Rhône-Alpes

Ville De Paris Data

Capital: Paris

Land Area: 87km2 / 34mi2

Population: 2,153,600 (1999 census)

Population Density: 24,754 ppl/km2 / 9,558 ppl/mi2

Region: Île-De-France

Seine-Maritime Data

Capital: Rouen

Land Area: 6,278km2 / 2,424mi2

Population: 1,239,138 (1999 census)

Population Density: 197 ppl/km2 / 76 ppl/mi2

Region: Haute-Normandie

Seine-et-Marne Data

Capital: Melun

Land Area: 5,915km2 / 2,284mi2

Population: 1,193,767 (1999 census)

Population Density: 202 ppl/km2 / 78 ppl/mi2

Region: Île-De-France

Yvelines Data

Capital: Versailles

Land Area: 2,284km2 / 882mi2

Population: 1,354,304 (1999 census)

Population Density: 593 ppl/km2 / 229 ppl/mi2

Region: Île-De-France

Deux-Sèvres Data

Capital: Niort

Land Area: 5,999km2 / 2,316mi2

Population: 344,392 (1999 census)

Population Density: 57 ppl/km2 / 22 ppl/mi2

Region: Poitou-Charentes

Somme Data

Capital: Amiens

Land Area: 6,170km2 / 2,382mi2

Population: 555,551 (1999 census)

Population Density: 90 ppl/km2 / 35 ppl/mi2

Region: Picardie

Tarn Data

Capital: Albi

Land Area: 5,758km2/ 2,223mi2

Population: 343,402 (1999 census)

Population Density: 60 ppl/km2 / 23 ppl/mi2

Region: Midi-Pyrénées

Tarn-et-Garonne Data

Capital: Montauban

Land Area: 3,718km2 / 1,436mi2

Population: 206,034 (1999 census)

Population Density: 55 ppl/km2 / 21 ppl/mi2

Region: Midi-Pyrénées

Var Data

Capital: Toulon

Land Area: 5,973km2 / 2,306mi2

Population: 898,441 (1999 census)

Population Density: 150 ppl/km2 / 58 ppl/mi2

Region: Provence-Alpes-Côte D'Azur

Vaucluse Data

Capital: Avignon

Land Area: 3,567km2 / 1,377mi2

Population: 499,685 (1999 census)

Population Density: 140 ppl/km2 / 54 ppl/mi2

Region: Provence-Alpes-Côte D'Azur

Vendée Data

Capital: La Roche-sur-Yon

Land Area: 6,720km2 / 2,595mi2

Population: 559,888 (1999 census)

Population Density: 83 ppl/km2 / 32 ppl/mi2

Region: Pays De La Loire

Vienne Data

Capital: Poitiers

Land Area: 6,990km2 / 2,699mi2

Population: 399,024 (1999 census)

Population Density: 57 ppl/km2 / 22 ppl/mi2

Region: Poitou-Charentes

Haute-Vienne Data

Capital: Limoges

Land Area: 5,520km2 / 2,131mi2

Population: 353,893 (1999 census)

Population Density: 64 ppl/km2 / 25 ppl/mi2

Region: Limousin

Vosges Data

Capital: Épinal

Land Area: 5,874km2 / 2,268mi2

Population: 380,952 (1999 census)

Population Density: 65 ppl/km2 / 25 ppl/mi2

Region: Lorraine

Yonne Data

Capital: Auxerre

Land Area: 7,427km2 / 2,868mi2

Population: 333,221 (1999 census)

Population Density: 45 ppl/km2 / 17 ppl/mi2

Region: Bourgogne

Territoire de Belfort Data

Capital: Belfort

Land Area: 609km2 / 235mi2

Population: 137,408 (1999 census)

Population Density: 226 ppl/km2 / 87 ppl/mi2

Region: France-Comté

Essonne Data

Capital: Évry

Land Area: 1,804km2 / 697mi2

Population: 1,134,238 (1999 census)

Population Density: 629 ppl/km2 / 243 ppl/mi2

Region: Île-De-France

Hauts-de-Seine Data

Capital: Nanterre

Land Area: 176km2 / 68mi2

Population: 1,428,881 (1999 census)

Population Density: 8,119 ppl/km2 / 3,135 ppl/mi2

Region: Île-De-France

Seine-Saint-Denis Data

Capital: Bobigny

Land Area: 236km2 / 91mi2

Population: 1,382,861 (1999 census)

Population Density: 5,860 ppl/km2 / 2,262 ppl/mi2

Region: Île-De-France

Val-de-Marne Data

Capital: Créteil

Land Area: 245km2 / 95mi2

Population: 1,227,250 (1999 census)

Population Density: 5,009 ppl/km2 / 1,934 ppl/mi2

Region: Île-De-France

Val-d'Oise Data

Capital: Pontoise

Land Area: 1,246km2 / 481mi2

Population: 1,105,464 1999 census)

Population Density: 887 ppl/km2 / 343 ppl/mi2

Region: Île-De-France

Alsace Data

Capital: Strasbourg

Land Area: 8,280km2 / 3,197mi2

Population: 1,734,145 (1999 census)

Population Density: 209 ppl/km2 / 81 ppl/mi2

Departments:
67: Bas-Rhin
68: Haut-Rhin

Aquitaine Data

Capital: Bordeaux

Land Area: 41,309km2 / 15,949mi2

Population: 2,908,359 (1999 census)

Population Density: 70 ppl/km2 / 27 ppl/mi2

Departments:
24: Dordogne
33: Gironde
40: Landes
47: Lot-et-Garonne
64: Pyrénées-Atlantiques

Auvergne Data

Capital: Clermont-Ferrand

Land Area: 26,013km2 / 10,044mi2

Population: 1,308,878 (1999 census)

Population Density: 50 ppl/km2 / 19 ppl/mi2

Departments:
03: Allier
15: Cantal
43: Haute-Loire
63: Puy-de-Dôme

Basse-Normandie Data

Capital: Caen

Land Area: 17,589km2 / 6,791mi2

Population: 1,422,193 (1999 census)

Population Density: 81 ppl/km2 / 31 ppl/mi2

Departments:
14: Calvados
50: Manche
61: Orne

Bourgogne Data

Capital: Dijon

Land Area: 31,582km2 / 12,194mi2

Population: 1,610,067 (1999 census)

Population Density: 51 ppl/km2 / 20 ppl/mi2

Departments:
21: Côte-d'Or
58: Nièvre
71: Saône-et-Loire
89: Yonne

Bretagne Data

Capital: Rennes

Land Area: 27,209km2 / 10,505mi2

Population: 2,942,064 (1999 census)

Population Density: 108 ppl/km2 / 42 ppl/mi2

Departments:
22: Côtes-d'Armor
29: Finistère
35: Ille-et-Vilaine
56: Morbihan

Centre Data

Capital: Orléans

Land Area: 39,151km2 / 15,116mi2

Population: 2,440,329 (1999 census)

Population Density: 62 ppl/km2 / 24 ppl/mi2

Departments:
18: Cher
28: Eure-et-Loir
36: Indre
37: Indre-et-Loire
41: Loir-et-Cher
45: Loiret

Champagne-Ardenne Data

Capital: Châlons-en-Champagne

Land Area: 25,606km2 / 9,887mi2

Population: 1,342,363 (1999 census)

Population Density: 52 ppl/km2 / 20 ppl/mi2

Departments:
08: Ardennes
10: Aube
51: Marne
52: Haute-Marne

Corse Data

Capital: Ajaccio

Land Area: 8,680km2 / 3,351mi2

Population: 260,196 (1999 census)

Population Density: 30 ppl/km2 / 12 ppl/mi2

Departments:
2A: Corse-du-Sud
2B: Haute-Corse

France-Comté Data

Capital: Besançon

Land Area: 16,202km2 / 6,256mi2

Population: 1,117,059 (1999 census)

Population Density: 69 ppl/km2 / 27 ppl/mi2

Departments:
25: Doubs
39: Jura
70: Haute-Saône
90: Territoire de Belfort

Haute-Normandie Data

Capital: Rouen

Land Area: 12,318km2 / 4,756mi2

Population: 1,780,192 (1999 census)

Population Density: 145 ppl/km2 / 56 ppl/mi2

Departments:
27: Eure
76: Seine-Maritime

Île-De-France Data

Capital: Paris

Land Area: 11,993km2 / 4,631mi2

Population: 10,980,365 (1999 census)

Population Density: 916 ppl/km2 / 354 ppl/mi2

Departments:
75: Ville De Paris
77: Seine-et-Marne
78: Yvelines
91: Essonne
92: Hauts-de-Seine
93: Seine-Saint-Denis
94: Val-de-Marne
95: Val-d'Oise

Languedoc-Roussillon Data

Capital: Montpellier

Land Area: 27,376km2 / 10,570mi2

Population: 2,295,648 (1999 census)

Population Density: 84 ppl/km2 / 32 ppl/mi2

Departments:
11: Aude
30: Gard
34: Hérault
48: Lozère
66: Pyrénées-Orientales

Limousin Data

Capital: Limoges

Land Area: 16,942km2 / 6,541mi2

Population: 710,939 (1999 census)

Population Density: 42 ppl/km2 / 16 ppl/mi2

Departments:
19: Corrèze
23: Creuse
87: Haute-Vienne

Lorraine Data

Capital: Metz

Land Area: 23,547km2 / 9,092mi2

Population: 2,310,376 (1999 census)

Population Density: 98 ppl/km2 / 38 ppl/mi2

Departments:
54: Meurthe-et-Moselle
55: Meuse
57: Moselle
88: Vosges

Midi-Pyrénées Data

Capital: Toulouse

Land Area: 45,348km2 / 17,509mi2

Population: 2,551,687 (1999 census)

Population Density: 56 ppl/km2 / 22 ppl/mi2

Departments:
09: Ariège
12: Aveyron
31: Haute-Garonne
32: Gers
46: Lot
65: Hautes-Pyrénées
81: Tarn
82: Tarn-et-Garonne

Nord-Pas-De-Calais Data

Capital: Lille

Land Area: 12,414km2 / 4,793mi2

Population: 3,996,588 (1999 census)

Population Density: 322 ppl/km2 / 124 ppl/mi2

Departments:
59: Nord
62: Pas-de-Calais

Pays De La Loire Data

Capital: Nantes

Land Area: 32,082km2 / 12,387mi2

Population: 3,242,285 (1999 census)

Population Density: 101 ppl/km2 / 39 ppl/mi2

Departments:
44: Loire-Atlantique
49: Maine-et-Loire
53: Mayenne
72: Sarthe
85: Vendée

Picardie Data

Capital: Amiens

Land Area: 19,399km2 / 7,490mi2

Population: 1,857,481 (1999 census)

Population Density: 96 ppl/km2 / 37 ppl/mi2

Departments:
02: Aisne
60: Oise
80: Somme

Poitou-Charentes Data

Capital: Poitiers

Land Area: 25,809km2 / 9,965mi2

Population: 1,640,068 (1999 census)

Population Density: 64 ppl/km2 / 25 ppl/mi2

Departments:
16: Charente
17: Charente-Maritime
79: Deux-Sèvres
86: Vienne

Provence-Alpes-Côte D'Azur Data

Capital: Marseille

Land Area: 31,400km2 / 12,124mi2

Population: 4,506,151 (1999 census)

Population Density: 144 ppl/km2 / 55 ppl/mi2

Departments:
04: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
05: Hautes-Alpes
06: Alpes-Maritimes
13: Bouches-du-Rhône
83: Var
84: Vaucluse

Rhône-Alpes Data

Capital: Lyon

Land Area: 43,698km2 / 16,872mi2

Population: 5,645,407 (1999 census)

Population Density: 129 ppl/km2 / 50 ppl/mi2

Departments:
01: Ain
07: Ardèche
26: Drôme
38: Isère
42: Loire
69: Rhône
73: Savoie
74: Haute-Savoie

General France Links

introduction – France is not England
driving – on first arriving in France


cathedral labyrinths and mazes in France
Stone tracery in church and cathedral construction the Cathedrale Notre Dame of Lausanne
Lausanne rose window - photo-analysis

The Pyrénées mountain range

living in France
mardi gras! carnival in Basque country
what a hair cut! m & French pop/rock
country life in France: the poultry fair
bastide towns: Monpazier, ‘pearl of England’
the French umbrella & Aurillac
kissing in france


French culture and history
Germans in France

fortified churches, mostly in Les Landes Hermès scarves
dating old postcards
la Belle Epoque

50 years old: Citroën DS
the Citroën 2CV: a French motoring icon
Marianne - a French national symbol
Marianne part 2: town hall statues
the calendar of the French revolution
short biography of Pierre (Peter) Abelard

The Tour de France cycle race
The Tour de France, always for the climbers"
The Tour de France 2015, an austerity race?
Le Tour 2014 - English start, French continuation
The Tour de France, 2013 - the centenary year! Le Tour 2012 Le Tour 2011 Le Tour 2010 Le Tour 2009 Le Tour 2008 - the race renewed
Le Tour 2007 - shadowed by doping
Le Tour 2006 - a new era starts
Le Tour 2005 - the Armstrong years
Le Tour: photo album 1
Le Tour: photo album 2

French cathedrals - background
gothic cathedral and church construction
stained glass - development and techniques
Stone tracery in church and cathedral construction history of art relating to stained glass
analysis of a stained glass story window
cathedral destruction during the french revolution, subsidiary page to germans in france
fortified churches, mostly in Les Landes
travelling in France
the nicknames of French motorways
travelling by rail to and within France
Rail Europe map of French railway line routes

translations into French
Les troubles de l'ouïe et la musique forte
le plus haut, le plus long : le viaduc de Millau
Les enfants et violence de télévision
Pourquoi ne fonctionne pas
systèmes de classification de l'homme, en utilisant l'exemple de la classification des « organismes vivants » (taxonomie)

General France Data

Capital: Paris

Land Area: 543,947km2 / 210,019mi2

Population: 58,602,840 (1999 census)

Population Density: 108 ppl/km2 / 279 ppl/mi2

Regions: 22

Departments: 96

Alsace Links

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Aquitaine Links

Interactive maps:

Nouvelle Aquitaine and Pays Basque
to visit
country life in France: the poultry fair
bastide towns: Monpazier, ‘pearl of England’
cathedrals 2: Dax and church iconography
Dax cathedral photographs
bastide: beaumont-du-perigord
The Pyrénées mountain range
fortified churches, mostly in Les Landes
A fifth bridge coming to Bordeaux: Pont Chaban-Delmas, a new vertical lift bridge
a dream unfulfilled - the transporter bridge [i>pont transbordeur], Bordeaux
Gustave Eiffel’s first work: the Eiffel passerelle, Bordeaux

motorways and motorway aires
A65 : the autoroute de Gascogne, from Langon to Pau
Aires on the autoroute of two seas - the A62
aires on the other autoroute of two seas - A64 and A61
Aire de Garonne, A62
Aire de Dunes, A62
motorway aire: Mas d’Agenais, A62
motorway aire: Hastingues, A64
aires on the A89 autoroute from Bordeaux to Clermont-Ferrand and beyond


Auvergne Links

to visit

volcanoes at Vulcania
the French umbrella & Aurillac

motorways and motorway aires
aires on the A75 autoroute from Clermont-Ferrand to Béziers
aires on the A89 autoroute from Bordeaux to Clermont-Ferrand and beyond
aires on the A9 autoroute from Spain to Orange

French culture and history

Clermont-Ferrand and Agde - from volcanoes to cathedrals the Citroën 2CV: a French motoring icon
50 years old: Citroën DS

Bourgogne Links

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Bretagne Links

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Centre Links

Chartres cathedral - wonder of the world
the buttresses and roof of Chartres cathedral

Champagne-Ardenne Links

Reims cathedral , part of Germans in France

Corse Links

sorry, we don't have any specific pages for this region yet.

France-Comté Links

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Ile-De-France Links

to visit
centenary restoration: Grand Palais, Paris

French culture and history
Hermès scarves
la Belle Epoque

France - Ile de la Cite, Paris: in the context of Abelard and of French cathedrals
Where Pierre Abelard taught: Sainte Genevieve and Saint Etienne, Paris
Ile de France, Paris: in the context of Abelard and of French cathedrals

Languedoc-Roussillon Links

to visit
The Pyrénées mountain range
tallest, longest: Viaduct de Millau

motorways and motorway aires
aires on the other autoroute of two seas - A64 and A61
Carcassonne, A61
motorway aire: Pech Loubat, A61
aires on the A75 autoroute from Clermont-Ferrand to Béziers
aires on the A9 autoroute from Spain to Orange
motorway aire: Catalan village, A9
Fortresse de Salses aire , A9
Fitou aire, A9
motorway aire: Tavel nord, A9

translations into French
le plus haut, le plus long: le viaduc de Millau
French culture and history
Clermont-Ferrand and Agde - from volcanoes to cathedrals

Limousin Links

to visit
tallest, longest: Viaduct de Millau

motorways and motorway aires
aires on the A89 autoroute from Bordeaux to Clermont-Ferrand and beyond

translations into French
le plus haut, le plus long: le viaduc de Millau

Lorraine Links

cathedrals in Lorraine - the Three Bishoprics

Lorraine Links

cathedrals in Lorraine - the Three Bishoprics

Midi-Pyrénées Links

to visit
Département 65: Hautes-Pyrénées
The Pyrénées mountain range
aires on the other autoroute of two seas - A64 and A61
tallest, longest: Viaduct de Millau

Cité de l’espace - Space city, Toulouse
bastide towns: Monpazier, ‘pearl of England’

motorways and motorway aires
aires on the A20 - the Occitane, from Brive to Montauban
aires on the other autoroute of two seas - A64 and A61
three aires on the canal du midi, A61
Ayguesvives aire, A61
Renneville aire, A61
motorway aire: Port-Laurgarais, A61
motorway aire: Les Pyrénées, A64
Pic du Midi, A64: observing space clearly

The Tour de France cycle race
le Tour de France 4: in the Pyrenées
le Tour: photo album 2
photo: Lance Armstrong, Richard Virenque and Jan Ullrich, 2004
photo: Kloden, Armstrong, Basso, Ullrich and others power up the Col de Soulor, 2005

translations into French
le plus haut, le plus long: le viaduc de Millau

Nord-Pas-De-Calais Links

Cambrai Cathedral , part of Germans in France
Arras cathedral , part of Germans in France

Basse-Normandie Links

sorry, we don't have any specific pages for this region yet.

Haute-Normandie Links

to visit
cathedrals 1: Rouen cathedral illuminated
analysis of a stained glass story window
the 6th bridge at Rouen: Pont Gustave Flaubert

Pays De La Loire Links

to visit
Le Pallet, birthplace of Pierre Abelard
cathedrals 4: Angers, at the heart of the Angevin empire
Angers cathedral photographs

French culture and history
short biography of Pierre (Peter) Abelard

Picardie Links

to visit
cathedrals 5: Laon, the midst of the gothic transition, with added oxen
Laon cathedral photographs
cathedral giants - Amiens and Beauvais

French culture and history
Germans in France - Soissons Cathedral
Germans in France - St. Quentin cathedral

Poitou-Charentes Links

to visit
Futuroscope
Futuroscope 2: photos
cathedrals 3: Poitiers, neglected masterpiece
Poitiers cathedral photos
Poitiers cathedral photos 2
France’s western isles: Ile de Ré
France’s western iles: Ile d’Oleron
Transbordeur bridges in France and the world 2: focus on Portugalete, Chicago, Rochefort-Martrou

motorways and motorway aires
motorway aire: Poitou-Charente, A10 - the heart of Vendee
motorway aire: Lozay, A10
in Poitou-Charentes: motorway aires on the A83
in Poitou-Charentes - aires on the A837 motorway

Provence-Alpes-Côte D'Azur Links

motorways and motorway aires
motorway aire: Les Bréguières, A8
aires on the busy A7 autoroute from Lyons to Marseille

Rhône-Alpes Links

to visit
cathedrals 6: cathedrale saint-jean-baptiste de lyon

motorways and motorway aires
aires on the busy A7 autoroute from Lyons to Marseille
from Lyon to Switzerland and Italy - motorway aires on the A42 and A40

The Regions of France

Alsace
Aquitaine
Auvergne
Basse-Normandie
Bourgogne
Bretagne
Centre
Champagne-Ardenne
Corse
Franche-Comté
Haute-Normandie
Ile-De-France
Languedoc-Roussillon
Limousin
Lorraine
Midi-Pyrénées
Nord-Pas-De-Calais
Pays De La Loire
Picardie
Poitou-Charentes
Provence-Alpes-Côte D'Azur
Rhône-Alpes

The Departments

Order: Alphabet Number

01: Ain
02: Aisne
03: Allier
04: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
05: Hautes-Alpes
06: Alpes-Maritimes
07: Ardèche
08: Ardennes
09: Ariège
10: Aube
11: Aude
12: Aveyron
13: Bouches-du-Rhône
14: Calvados
15: Cantal
16: Charente
17: Charente-Maritime
18: Cher
19: Corrèze
2A: Corse-du-Sud
2B: Haute-Corse
21: Côte-d'Or
22: Côtes-d'Armor
23: Creuse
24: Dordogne
25: Doubs
26: Drôme
27: Eure
28: Eure-et-Loir
29: Finistère
30: Gard
31: Haute-Garonne
32: Gers
33: Gironde
34: Hérault
35: Ille-et-Vilaine
36: Indre
37: Indre-et-Loire
38: Isère
39: Jura
40: Landes
41: Loir-et-Cher
42: Loire
43: Haute-Loire
44: Loire-Atlantique
45: Loiret
46: Lot
47: Lot-et-Garonne
48: Lozère
49: Maine-et-Loire
50: Manche
51: Marne
52: Haute-Marne
53: Mayenne
54: Meurthe-et-Moselle
55: Meuse
56: Morbihan
57: Moselle
58: Nièvre
59: Nord
60: Oise
61: Orne
62: Pas-de-Calais
63: Puy-de-Dôme
64: Pyrénées-Atlantiques
65: Hautes-Pyrénées
66: Pyrénées-Orientales
67: Bas-Rhin
68: Haut-Rhin
69: Rhône
70: Haute-Saône
71: Saône-et-Loire
72: Sarthe
73: Savoie
74: Haute-Savoie
75: Ville de Paris
76: Seine-Maritime
77: Seine-et-Marne
78:Yvelines
79: Deux-Sèvres
80: Somme
81: Tarn
82: Tarn-et-Garonne
83: Var
84: Vaucluse
85: Vendée
86: Vienne
87: Haute-Vienne
88: Vosges
89: Yonne
90: Territoire de Belfort
91: Essonne
92: Hauts-de-Seine
93: Seine-Saint-Denis
94: Val-de-Marne
95: Val-d'Oise Ain (01)
Aisne (02)
Allier (03)
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04)
Alpes-Maritimes (06)
Ardèche (07)
Ardennes (08)
Ariège (09)
Aube (10)
Aude (11)
Aveyron (12)
Bas-Rhin (67)
Bouches-du-Rhône (13)
Calvados (14)
Cantal (15)
Charente (16)
Charente-Maritime (17)
Cher (18)
Corrèze (19)
Corse-du-Sud (2A)
Côte-d'Or (21)
Côtes-d'Armor (22)
Creuse (23)
Deux-Sèvres (79)
Dordogne (24)
Doubs (25)
Drôme (26)
Essonne (91)
Eure (27)
Eure-et-Loir (28)
Finistère (29)
Gard (30)
Gers (32)
Gironde (33)
Haut-Rhin (68)
Haute-Corse (2B)
Haute-Garonne (31)
Haute-Loire (43)
Haute-Marne (52)
Haute-Saône (70)
Haute-Savoie (74)
Haute-Vienne (87)
Hautes-Alpes (05)
Hautes-Pyrénées (65)
Hauts-de-Seine (92)
Hérault (34)
Ille-et-Vilaine (35)
Indre (36)
Indre-et-Loire (37)
Isère (38)
Jura (39)
Landes (40)
Loir-et-Cher (41)
Loire (42)
Loire-Atlantique (44)
Loiret (45)
Lot (46)
Lot-et-Garonne (47)
Lozère (48)
Maine-et-Loire (49)
Manche (50)
Marne (51)
Mayenne (53)
Meurthe-et-Moselle (54)
Meuse (55)
Morbihan (56)
Moselle (57)
Nièvre (58)
Nord (59)
Oise (60)
Orne (61)
Pas-de-Calais (62)
Puy-de-Dôme (63)
Pyrénées-Atlantiques (64)
Pyrénées-Orientales (66)
Rhône (69)
Saône-et-Loire (71)
Sarthe (72)
Savoie (73)
Seine-et-Marne (77)
Seine-Maritime (76)
Seine-Saint-Denis (93)
Somme (80)
Tarn (81)
Tarn-et-Garonne (82)
Territoire de Belfort (90)
Val-de-Marne (94)
Val-d'Oise (95)
Var (83)
Vaucluse (84)
Vendée (85)
Vienne (86)
Ville de Paris (75)
Vosges (88)
Yonne (89)
Yvelines (78)

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