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**Metropolitan Regions of France.** Of the 18 regions in France, 13 are metropolitan areas. Before the 2016 reform, the total number of districts was 27.

The regions are located at the top of the administrative structure in France. The main areas are separated from 4 to 13. Corsica is not actually a region and has special status but is defined as a region in everyday life. The regions are at the same time geographical divisions with social and cultural identity integrity.

Below you can see the map of France’s Metropolitan Regions.

## Metropolitan Regions of France

## Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Lyon is the capital. The population for the year 2013 is 7,757,595. The surface area is 69,711 square kilometers.

## Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

Dijon is the capital city. The population of the year 2013 is 2,819,783. The surface area is 47,784 square kilometers.

## Brittany

Rennes is the capital. The population of 2013 is 3,258,707. The surface area is 27,208 square kilometers.

## Centre-Val de Loire

Orléans is the capital. The population of 2013 is 2,570,548. The surface area is 39,151 square kilometers.

## Corsica

Ajaccio is the capital city. The population of 2013 is 320,208. The surface area is 8,680 square kilometers.

## Grand Est

Strasbourg is the capital. The population of 2013 is 5,552,388. The surface area is 57,433 square kilometers.

## Hauts-de-France

Lille is the capital. The population of 2013 is 5,987,883. The surface area is 31,814 square kilometers.

## Île-de-France

Paris is the capital. The population for the year 2013 is 11,959,807. The surface area is 12,011 square kilometers.

## Normandy

Rouen is the capital. The population of the year 2013 is 3,328,364. The surface area is 29,907 square kilometers.

## Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Bordeaux is the capital. The population for 2013 is 5,844,177. The surface area is 84,036 square kilometers.

## Occitanie

Toulouse is the capital city. The population of the year 2013 is 5,683,878. The surface area is 72,724 square kilometers.

## Pays de la Loire

Nantes is the capital. The population for the year 2013 is 3,660,852. The surface area is 32,082 square kilometers.

## Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

Marseille is the capital. The population for 2013 is 4,953,675. The surface area is 31,400 square kilometers.

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