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The administrative divisions of France are concerned with the institutional and territorial organization of French territory. These territories are located in many parts of the world. There are many administrative divisions, which may have political (
local government Local government is a generic term for the lowest tiers of public administration Public administration is the implementation of government policy Public policy is a course of action created and/or enacted, typically by a government ...
), electoral (districts), or administrative (decentralized services of the state) objectives. All the inhabited territories are represented in the
National Assembly In politics, a national assembly is either a unicameral In government, unicameralism (Latin , "one" and , "chamber") is the practice of having a single legislative or legislative chamber, parliamentary chamber. Thus, a ''unicameral parliam ...
,
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and Economic and Social Council and their citizens have French citizenship.


Types of division


Regions, the most integrated territories

The French Republic is divided into 18 regions: 12 in mainland France and 6 elsewhere (1 in
Europe Europe is a continent A continent is any of several large landmass A landmass, or land mass, is a large region In geography Geography (from Greek: , ''geographia'', literally "earth description") is a field of scienc ...

Europe
:
Corsica Corsica (, Upper , Southern , ; french: link=no, Corse ; lij, link=no, Còrsega) is an island in the Mediterranean Sea The Mediterranean Sea is a connected to the , surrounded by the and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north ...

Corsica
; 2 in the
Caribbean The Caribbean (, ; es, Caribe; french: Caraïbes; ht, Karayib; also gcf, label=Antillean Creole Antillean Creole (Antillean French Creole, Kreyol, Kwéyòl, Patois) is a French-based creole, which is primarily spoken in the Lesser Antilles ...
(the
Lesser Antilles The Lesser Antilles ( es, link=no, Antillas Menores; french: link=no, Petites Antilles; pap, Antias Menor; nl, Kleine Antillen) are a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea The Caribbean Sea ( es, Mar Caribe; french: Mer des Caraïbes; ht, ...
):
Guadeloupe Guadeloupe (; ; gcf, label=Antillean Creole, Gwadloup, ) is an archipelago and Overseas departments and regions of France, overseas department and region of France in the Caribbean. It consists of six inhabited islands—Basse-Terre Island, Bas ...
and
Martinique Martinique ( , ; gcf, label=Martinican Creole Antillean Creole (Antillean French Creole, Kreyol, Kwéyòl, Patois) is a French-based creole languages, French-based creole, which is primarily spoken in the Lesser Antilles. Its grammar and ...

Martinique
; 1 in
South America South America is a continent A continent is any of several large landmasses. Generally identified by convention (norm), convention rather than any strict criteria, up to seven geographical regions are commonly regarded as continent ...

South America
:
French Guiana French Guiana ( or ; french: link=no, Guyane ) is an overseas department/region and single territorial collectivity A single territorial collectivity (french: collectivité territoriale ''unique'') is a chartered subdivision of France ...

French Guiana
; and 2 in the
Indian Ocean The Indian Ocean is the third-largest of the world's five ocean The ocean (also the or the world ocean) is the body of that covers approximately 70.8% of the surface of and contains 97% of . Another definition is "any of the large ...

Indian Ocean
near
East Africa East Africa, Eastern Africa, or East of Africa is the eastern sub-region A subregion is a part of a larger region or continent and is usually based on location. Cardinal directions, such as south or southern, are commonly used to define a subr ...
:
Mayotte Mayotte (french: Mayotte, ; Shimaore language, Shimaore: ''Maore'', ; mg, Maiôty) is an overseas department and region, overseas department/region and single territorial collectivity of France officially named the Department of Mayotte (Frenc ...

Mayotte
and
Réunion Réunion (french: La Réunion, ; previously ''Île Bourbon''; rcf, label=Réunion Creole, Reunionese Creole, La Rénion) is an island in the Indian Ocean that is an overseas departments and regions of France, overseas department and region of ...

Réunion
). They are traditionally divided between the metropolitan regions, located on the European continent, and the overseas regions, located outside the European continent. Both have the same status and form the most integrated part of the French Republic.


Metropolitan regions

,
metropolitan France Metropolitan France (french: France métropolitaine or ''la Métropole''), also known as European France, is the area of France France (), officially the French Republic (french: link=no, République française), is a List of transcon ...

metropolitan France
is divided into the following: * 13
regions In geography Geography (from Greek: , ''geographia'', literally "earth description") is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena of the Earth and planets. The first person to use the wor ...
, including
Corsica Corsica (, Upper , Southern , ; french: link=no, Corse ; lij, link=no, Còrsega) is an island in the Mediterranean Sea The Mediterranean Sea is a connected to the , surrounded by the and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north ...

Corsica
; although Corsica is formally a
single territorial collectivity A single territorial collectivity (french: collectivité territoriale ''unique'') is a chartered subdivision of France France (), officially the French Republic (french: link=no, République française), is a country primarily located in ...
, it is considered equivalent to a region (local authority). * The regions are subdivided into 96
departments Department may refer to: * DepartmentalizationDepartmentalization (or departmentalisation) refers to the process of grouping activities into departments. Division of labour creates Expert, specialists who need :wikt:coordination, coordination. This ...
(local authority). * The departments are subdivided into 322
arrondissements An arrondissement (, , ) is any of various administrative division Administrative division, administrative unitArticle 3(1). , country subdivision, administrative region, subnational entity, first-level subdivision, as well as many similar terms ...
(not a public or legal entity). * The arrondissements are subdivided into 1,995
cantons A canton is a type of administrative division of a country. In general, cantons are relatively small in terms of area and population when compared with other administrative divisions such as county, counties, Department (administrative division), ...
(not a public or legal entity). * The cantons are subdivided into 36,529
communes A commune is an intentional community of people sharing living spaces, interests, values, beliefs, and often property, possessions, and resources in common. In some communes, the people also share common Employment, work, income, or assets. ...

communes
(local authority). ** Three urban communes (
Paris Paris () is the Capital city, capital and List of communes in France with over 20,000 inhabitants, most populous city of France, with an estimated population of 2,175,601 residents , in an area of more than . Since the 17th century, Paris ha ...

Paris
,
Marseille Marseille ( , , ; also spelled in English as Marseilles; oc, Marselha ) is the prefecture A prefecture (from the Latin Latin (, or , ) is a classical language belonging to the Italic languages, Italic branch of the Indo-European langua ...

Marseille
, and
Lyon Lyon or Lyons (, , ; frp, Liyon, ) is the third-largest city and second-largest urban area of France. It is located at the confluence of the rivers Rhône The Rhône ( , ; german: Rhone ; wae, Rotten ; it, Rodano ; frp, Rôno ; oc, ...

Lyon
) are further divided into municipal arrondissements. There are 20
arrondissements of Paris The city of Paris Paris () is the Capital city, capital and List of communes in France with over 20,000 inhabitants, most populous city of France, with an estimated population of 2,175,601 residents , in an area of more than . Since the 17 ...
, 16
arrondissements of Marseille This list of Municipal arrondissements of France, arrondissements of Marseille, France include their INSEE code, zip code, sectors and neighbourhoods. List Prevolutionary parishes Before the French Revolution, the town had five parishes: * Ma ...
, and 9
arrondissements of Lyon An arrondissement (, , ) is any of various administrative divisions of France, Belgium, Haiti, certain other French language, Francophone countries, as well as the Netherlands. Europe France The 101 French Departments of France, departments are ...
. ** The city of
Marseille Marseille ( , , ; also spelled in English as Marseilles; oc, Marselha ) is the prefecture A prefecture (from the Latin Latin (, or , ) is a classical language belonging to the Italic languages, Italic branch of the Indo-European langua ...

Marseille
is also divided into 8 municipal sectors. Each sector is composed of two arrondissements. ** There are also 710 associated communes (), formerly independent communes which were merged with larger communes but have retained some limited degree of autonomy (e.g. the commune of
Lomme Lomme was a town in the Nord (French department), Nord ''departments of France, département'' of northern France. It was absorbed as a ''Communes associées of France, commune associée'' by the city of Lille in 2000. At the INSEE, 1999 census its ...

Lomme
which was absorbed by
Lille Lille ( , ; nl, Rijsel ; pcd, Lile; vls, Rysel) is a city in the northern part of France France (), officially the French Republic (french: link=no, République française), is a List of transcontinental countries, transcontinental ...

Lille
in 2000 and transformed into an "associated commune" inside the commune of Lille). Furthermore, , there exist 2,585 intercommunal structures grouping 34,077 communes (93.2% of all the communes of metropolitan France), with 87.4% of the population of metropolitan France living in them. These intercommunal structures are: * 16
urban communities Urban means "related to a city". In that sense, the term may refer to: * Urban area, geographical area distinct from rural areas * Urban culture, the culture of towns and cities. Urban may also refer to: General * Urban (name), a list of people ...
(''communautés urbaines'', or CU) * 167 agglomeration communities (''communautés d'agglomération'', or CA) * 2,397 commune communities (''communautés de communes'', or CC) * 5 Syndicates of New Agglomeration (''syndicats d'agglomération nouvelle'', or SAN), a category being phased out


Overseas regions

Five overseas regions (''régions d'outre-mer'', or ROM), which have the same status as metropolitan regions. The overseas regions are as follows: #
French Guiana French Guiana ( or ; french: link=no, Guyane ) is an overseas department/region and single territorial collectivity A single territorial collectivity (french: collectivité territoriale ''unique'') is a chartered subdivision of France ...

French Guiana
#
Guadeloupe Guadeloupe (; ; gcf, label=Antillean Creole, Gwadloup, ) is an archipelago and Overseas departments and regions of France, overseas department and region of France in the Caribbean. It consists of six inhabited islands—Basse-Terre Island, Bas ...
#
Martinique Martinique ( , ; gcf, label=Martinican Creole Antillean Creole (Antillean French Creole, Kreyol, Kwéyòl, Patois) is a French-based creole languages, French-based creole, which is primarily spoken in the Lesser Antilles. Its grammar and ...

Martinique
#
Mayotte Mayotte (french: Mayotte, ; Shimaore language, Shimaore: ''Maore'', ; mg, Maiôty) is an overseas department and region, overseas department/region and single territorial collectivity of France officially named the Department of Mayotte (Frenc ...

Mayotte
#
Réunion Réunion (french: La Réunion, ; previously ''Île Bourbon''; rcf, label=Réunion Creole, Reunionese Creole, La Rénion) is an island in the Indian Ocean that is an overseas departments and regions of France, overseas department and region of ...

Réunion
* Each overseas region is coextensive with an
overseas department The overseas departments and regions of France (french: départements et régions d'outre-mer, ; ''DROM'') are departments of France In the administrative divisions of France, the department (french: département, ) is one of the three level ...
(''département d'outre-mer'', or DOM), again with the same status as departments in metropolitan France. The first four overseas departments were created in 1946 and preceded the four overseas regions, Mayotte became a DOM in 2011. The dual structure overseas region/overseas department, with two separate assemblies administering the same territory, results from the extension of the regional scheme to the overseas departments in the 1970s. Each overseas region/department may transform into a single structure, with the merger of the regional and departmental assemblies, but voters in Martinique and Guadeloupe rejected this in two referendums in 2003. In Réunion the creation of a second department for the southern part of the island has been debated for some time. * The overseas departments are subdivided into 12 arrondissements (Mayotte does not have arrondissements). * The 12 arrondissements are further subdivided into 153 cantons with Mayotte having another 19 cantons. * The 172 cantons are composed of 129 communes. (In the five DOM, there are more cantons than communes, unlike in metropolitan France, because many communes are divided into several cantons, whereas in metropolitan France in general cantons are made up of several communes, except in large communes like Toulouse or Lille which are divided into several cantons.) *Furthermore, as of 1 January 2009, there exist 16 intercommunal structures in the overseas departments, grouping 89 communes (79.5% of all the communes of the overseas departments), with 83.2% of the population of the overseas departments living in them intercommunal structures. These intercommunal structures are: ** 7 agglomeration communities ** 9 commune communities


Overseas collectivities, semi-autonomous territories

The French Republic includes five overseas collectivities (''collectivités d'outre-mer'', or COM) with a semi-autonomous status: #
French Polynesia )Territorial motto: ( en, "Great Tahiti of the Golden Haze") , anthem = "La Marseillaise "La Marseillaise" is the national anthem A national anthem is a Patriotism, patriotic musical composition symbolizing and evoking eulogies of the ...
#
Saint Barthélemy Saint Barthélemy (french: Saint-Barthélemy, ), officially the , is an overseas collectivity The French overseas collectivities ('' collectivité d'outre-mer'' or ''COM''), are first-order administrative divisions of France, like the F ...
#
Saint MartinSaint Martin may refer to: People * Saint Martin of Tours (c. 316–397), Bishop of Tours, France * Saint Martin of Braga (c. 520–580), archbishop of Bracara Augusta in Gallaecia (now Braga in Portugal) * Pope Martin I (598–655) * Saint Martin ...
#
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Pierre and Miquelon (), officially the Territorial Collectivity of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (french: link=no, Collectivité territoriale de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon ), is a self-governing territorial overseas collectivity The France, ...

Saint Pierre and Miquelon
#
Wallis and Futuna Wallis and Futuna, officially the Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands (; french: Wallis-et-Futuna or ', Fakauvea Wallisian, or Uvean ( wls, Fakauvea, links=no), is the Polynesian language spoken on Wallis (island), Wallis Island (also ...
* French Polynesia (designated as an "
overseas country Overseas country (french: Pays (France), Pays d'overseas France, outre-mer) is the designation for the overseas collectivity of French Polynesia. French Polynesia was an Overseas territory (France), overseas territory until the Constitution of Fra ...
", French: ''pays d'outre-mer'') is divided into 5 administrative subdivisions (''subdivisions administratives''). For elections, it is divided into 6 electoral districts (''circonscriptions électorales''), which differ slightly from the 5 administrative subdivisions. The 5 administrative subdivisions are divided into 48 communes. There also exist some associated communes as in metropolitan France. * Saint Barthélemy (designated as a "collectivity", French: ''collectivité'') is a new overseas collectivity created on 22 February 2007. It was previously a commune inside the Guadeloupe department. The commune structure was abolished and Saint Barthélemy is now one of only three permanently inhabited territories of the French Republic with no
commune An intentional community is a voluntary residential community designed from the start to have a high degree of group cohesiveness, social cohesion and teamwork. The members of an intentional community typically hold a common social, politica ...

commune
structure. There are no cantons and arrondissements either. * Saint Martin (designated as a "collectivity", French: ''collectivité'') is also a new overseas collectivity created on 22 February 2007. It was also previously a commune inside the Guadeloupe department. The commune structure was abolished and Saint Martin is now one of only three permanently inhabited territories of the French Republic with no
commune An intentional community is a voluntary residential community designed from the start to have a high degree of group cohesiveness, social cohesion and teamwork. The members of an intentional community typically hold a common social, politica ...

commune
structure. There are also no cantons or arrondissements. * Saint Pierre and Miquelon (designated as a "territorial collectivity", French: ''collectivité territoriale'', the same designation as Corsica which is a region and not an overseas collectivity) is divided into 2 communes with no arrondissements or cantons. * Wallis and Futuna (designated as a "territory", French: ''territoire'') is divided into 3 districts (''circonscriptions territoriales''), which exactly match the three traditional chiefdoms (''royaumes coutumiers'') with their traditional kings still at their head, the only kings currently recognized in the French Republic. These 3 districts are
Uvea The uvea (; Lat. ''uva'', "grape"), also called the ''uveal layer'', ''uveal coat'', ''uveal tract'', ''vascular tunic'' or ''vascular layer'' is the pigmented middle of the three concentric layers that make up an eye Eyes are organs of ...
,
Sigave Sigavé (also Singave or Sigave) is one of the three official chiefdoms of the France, French territory of Wallis and Futuna in Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean. (The other two chiefdoms are Uvea (Wallis and Futuna), Uvea and Alo (Wallis and Futun ...
, and Alo. Uvea is the most populous and is further divided into 3 wards (''districts'' in French): Hahake, Mua, and
Hihifo Hihifo is the main village on the island of Niuatoputapu in the Kingdom of Tonga. Hihifo (which means 'west' in the Tongan language) is situated on the west side of Niuatoputapu and is the main centre for public and government facilities that ser ...
. Wallis and Futuna is one of only three permanently inhabited territories of the French Republic with no communes (the others being Saint Barthélemy and Saint Martin). It also has no arrondissements or cantons.


New Caledonia, an autonomous territory

The French Republic includes one autonomous collectivity: #
New Caledonia ) , anthem = "Soyons unis, devenons frères" , image_map = New Caledonia on the globe (small islands magnified) (Polynesia centered).svg , map_alt = Location of New Caledonia , map_caption = Location of New Caledonia , mapsize = 290px , s ...

New Caledonia
New Caledonia's status is unique in the French Republic: it is the only French local government which is not a
territorial collectivity A territorial collectivity (or territorial authority, french: collectivité territoriale, previously ') is a chartered subdivision Subdivision may refer to: Arts and entertainment * Subdivision (metre), in music * Subdivision (film), ''Subdivisi ...
(although its subdivisions are territorial collectivities). It is regarded as a sui generis collectivity, which means that local government and parliament have the power to pass and enforce specific laws without seeking consent of the French Government; unless such laws are declared illegitimate by the Constitutional Council in specific proceeding brought to the Constitutional Council. As agreed in the 1998 Nouméa Accord, a New Caledonian citizenship was established (in addition to the French citizenship which is kept in parallel, along with the consequent European citizenship) and a self-determination referendum was held in 2018. * It is divided into 3 provinces. * The provinces are subdivided into 33 communes.


Territories without civilian population

These territories have no permanent civilian population. The residents consist of military personnel, scientific researchers and support staff.


Overseas territory

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overseas territory A territory is an administrative division Administrative division, administrative unitArticle 3(1). , country subdivision, administrative region, subnational entity, first-level subdivision, as well as many similar terms, are generic names f ...
(''territoire d'outre-mer'', or TOM): the French Southern and Antarctic Lands, which have no permanent population and no communes. * The French Southern and Antarctic Lands are divided into 5 districts (''districts'' in French): # ''
Adélie Land Adélie Land (french: Terre Adélie) is a Territorial claims in Antarctica, claimed territory on the continent of Antarctica. It stretches from a portion of the Southern Ocean coastline all the way inland to the South Pole. France has administere ...
'' #
Crozet Islands The Crozet Islands (french: Îles Crozet; or, officially, ''Archipel Crozet'') are a sub-Antarctic The sub-Antarctic zone is a physiographic regions of the world, region in the Southern Hemisphere, located immediately north of the Antarctic re ...

Crozet Islands
#
Kerguelen Islands The Kerguelen Islands ( or ; in French commonly ' but officially ', ), also known as the Desolation Islands (' in French), are a group of islands in the Antarctic constituting one of the two exposed parts of the Kerguelen Plateau, a large ig ...
# and Amsterdam Island # The Scattered Islands (''Îles Éparses''), a collection of five non-permanently inhabited island groups in the
Indian Ocean The Indian Ocean is the third-largest of the world's five ocean The ocean (also the or the world ocean) is the body of that covers approximately 70.8% of the surface of and contains 97% of . Another definition is "any of the large ...

Indian Ocean
:
Bassas da India Bassas da India () is an uninhabited, roughly circular French atoll An atoll (), sometimes known as a coral atoll, is a ring-shaped coral reef A coral reef is an underwater ecosystem An ecosystem is a community (ecology), community ...

Bassas da India
,
Europa Island Europa Island (, ) is a low-lying tropical atoll in the Mozambique Channel, about a third of the way from southern Madagascar Madagascar (; mg, Madagasikara), officially the Republic of Madagascar ( mg, Repoblikan'i Madagasikara, links= ...

Europa Island
, the
Glorioso Islands The Glorieuses or Glorioso Islands (french: Îles Glorieuses or officially also ) are a group of French islands and rocks totaling . They are controlled by France as part of the Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean in the French Southern and ...

Glorioso Islands
(including
Banc du Geyser Banc du Geyser (also Banc du Geysir) is a mostly submerged reef A reef is a ridge or shoal of rock, coral or similar relatively stable material, lying beneath the surface of a natural body of water. Many reefs result from natural, abiotic co ...
),
Juan de Nova Island Juan de Nova Island (french: Île Juan de Nova, ) is a French tropical island in the narrowest part of the Mozambique Channel, about one-third of the way between Madagascar Madagascar (; mg, Madagasikara), officially the Republic of Madag ...

Juan de Nova Island
, and
Tromelin Island Tromelin Island (; french: Île Tromelin, ) is a low, flat island upright=1.15, Great_Britain.html"_;"title="Ireland_(left)_and_Great_Britain">Ireland_(left)_and_Great_Britain_(right),_are_large_islands_of_north-west_Europe image:Small_Is ...
. These were previously administered separately but they have been combined into the French Southern and Antarctic Lands since February 2007.


Uninhabited island directly under the authority of the Minister of Overseas France

*
Clipperton Island Clipperton Island (french: link=no, Île de Clipperton or french: Île de la Passion, label=none; es, link=no, Isla de la Pasión) is an uninhabited coral atoll in the eastern Pacific Ocean. It is from Paris, France, from Papeete, Tahiti, a ...

Clipperton Island
: uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of
Mexico Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a country A country is a distinct territorial body or political entity A polity is an identifiable political entity—any group of people who have a collective identity, who are organi ...

Mexico
which is directly under the authority of the Minister of the Overseas in
Paris Paris () is the Capital city, capital and List of communes in France with over 20,000 inhabitants, most populous city of France, with an estimated population of 2,175,601 residents , in an area of more than . Since the 17th century, Paris ha ...

Paris
(until February 2007 it was administered by the high-commissioner of the French Republic in French Polynesia). Since the Scattered Islands were also combined with the French Southern and Antarctic Lands in February 2007, Clipperton Island is now the only island left in this category.


Territorial collectivities

French subdivisions that have a (limited) freedom of administration are called territorial collectivities. Among them are regions, departments, communes, overseas collectivities, provinces (only present in New Caledonia) and the territorial collectivity of Corsica which belongs to no category (but is usually grouped with the regions). New Caledonia is unique as it is not a territorial collectivity.


General rules

Citizens from all parts of France, including the overseas administrative divisions, vote in national elections (
presidential President most commonly refers to: *President (corporate title) *President (education), a leader of a college or university *President (government title) President may also refer to: Automobiles * Nissan President, a 1966–2010 Japanese full- ...
,
legislative A legislature is an assembly Assembly may refer to: Organisations and meetings * Deliberative assembly A deliberative assembly is a gathering of members (of any kind of collective) who use parliamentary procedure Parliamentary procedure ...
), and all of the collectivities are represented in the
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.


List of departments by region

*
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (ARA; ; frp, Ôvèrgne-Rôno-Ârpes; oc, Auvèrnhe Ròse Aups; it, Alvernia-Rodano-Alpi) is a region In geography Geography (from Greek: , ''geographia'', literally "earth description") is a field of science d ...
** 01
Ain Ain (, ; frp, En) is a department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Department (country subdivision), a geographical and admi ...
** 03
Allier Allier ( , , ; oc, Alèir) is a department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Department (country subdivision), a geographical and ...

Allier
** 07
Ardèche Ardèche (; oc, Ardecha; frp, Ardecha) is a department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Department (country subdivision), a geog ...

Ardèche
** 15
Cantal Cantal (; oc, Cantal or ) is a Departments of France, department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Regions of France, region of France, with its Prefectures in France, prefecture in Aurillac. Its other principal towns are Saint-Flour, Cantal, Saint- ...
** 26
Drôme Drôme (; ''Droma'' in Occitan Occitan (; oc, occitan, link=no , ), also known as ''lenga d'òc'' (; french: langue d'oc) by its native speakers, is a Romance language The Romance languages (less commonly Latin languages, or Neo-Latin ...

Drôme
** 38
Isère Isère ( , ; frp, Isera; oc, Isèra, ) is a landlocked department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Department (country subdivi ...

Isère
** 42
Loire The Loire (, also ; ; oc, Léger, ; la, Liger) is the longest river in France and the 171st longest in the world. With a length of , it drains , more than a fifth of France's land while its average discharge is only half that of the Rhône ...
** 43
Haute-Loire Haute-Loire (; oc, Naut Léger; English: Upper Loire) is a department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region In geography, regions are areas that are broadly divided by physical characteristics ( physical geography), human impact characteristics ...

Haute-Loire
** 63
Puy-de-Dôme Puy-de-Dôme (; oc, label=Auvergnat Auvergnat or Occitan auvergnat (endonym An endonym (from Greek Greek may refer to: Greece Anything of, from, or related to Greece Greece ( el, Ελλάδα, , ), officially the Hellenic Republic, is ...

Puy-de-Dôme
** 69D
Rhône The Rhône ( , ) is a major river in France and Switzerland, arising in the Alps and flowing west and south through Lake Geneva and southeastern France before discharging into the Mediterranean Sea. At Arles, near its mouth, the river divides in ...
** 69M
Lyon Metropolis The Metropolis of Lyon (french: Métropole de Lyon), also known as (i.e. "Greater Lyon"), is a French territorial collectivity located in the east-central regions of France, region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. It is a directly elected metropolitan a ...
** 73
Savoie Savoie (; Franco-Provençal Franco-Provençal (also Francoprovençal, Patois, Gaga, Savoyard, Arpitan or Romand) is a dialect group within Gallo-Romance languages, Gallo-Romance originally spoken in east-central France, western Switzerland ...

Savoie
** 74
Haute-Savoie Haute-Savoie (; en, Upper Savoy) is a in the of Southeastern , bordering both and . Its is . To the north is ; to the south and southeast are and the . It holds its name from the historical region, as does the department of , located sout ...

Haute-Savoie
*
Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (; , sometimes abbreviated BFC; Arpitan: ''Borgogne-Franche-Comtât'') is a region in Eastern France created by the 2014 territorial reform of French regions, from a merger of Burgundy and Franche-Comté. The new region c ...
** 21
Côte-d'Or Côte-d'Or (; literally, "Golden Slope" or "Golden Coast") is a department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Department (country s ...
** 25
Doubs Doubs (, ; ; frp, Dubs) is a department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Department (country subdivision), a geographical and adm ...

Doubs
** 39
Jura Jura may refer to: Geography *Jura, Scotland, island in United Kingdom *Jūra, river in Lithuania Mountains *Jura Mountains, mountains on the French-Swiss-German border *Franconian Jura, a mountain range in south-central Germany *Swabian Jura, a ...
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Nièvre Nièvre () is a department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (; , sometimes abbreviated BFC; Arpitan: ''Borgogne-Franche-Comtât'') is a region in Eastern France created by the 2014 territorial reform of French ...

Nièvre
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Haute-Saône Haute-Saône (; Arpitan: ''Hiôta-Sona''; English: Upper Saône) is a Departments of France, department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Regions of France, region of northeastern France. Named after the Saône, Saône River, it had a population of ...
** 71
Saône-et-Loire Saône-et-Loire (; Arpitan: ''Sona-et-Lêre'') is a department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Department (country subdivision), ...
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Yonne Yonne () is a department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Department (country subdivision), a geographical and administrative div ...

Yonne
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Territoire de Belfort The Territoire de Belfort () is a department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Department (country subdivision), a geographical a ...
*
Brittany Brittany (; french: link=no, Bretagne ; br, Breizh, or ; Gallo: ''Bertaèyn'' ) is a peninsula A peninsula ( la, paeninsula from ' "almost" and ' "island") is a landform surrounded by water on most of its border while being connected to ...
(''Bretagne'') ** 22
Côtes-d'Armor The Côtes-d'Armor (, ; ; br, Aodoù-an-Arvor, ), formerly known as Côtes-du-Nord ( br, Aodoù-an-Hanternoz, link=no), are a department in the north of Brittany Brittany (; french: link=no, Bretagne ; br, Breizh, or ; Gallo language, Gall ...
** 29
Finistère Finistère (, ; br, Penn-ar-Bed ) is a department of France France (), officially the French Republic (french: link=no, République française), is a country primarily located in Western Europe, consisting of metropolitan France and O ...

Finistère
** 35
Ille-et-Vilaine Ille-et-Vilaine (; br, Il-ha-Gwilen) is a departments of France, department of France, located in the regions of France, region of Brittany (administrative region), Brittany in the northwest of the country. It is named after the two rivers of the ...
** 56
Morbihan Morbihan (; ; br, Mor-Bihan, ) is a department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Department (country subdivision), a geographical a ...

Morbihan
*
Centre-Val de Loire Centre-Val de Loire (, , ,In isolation, ''Centre'' is pronounced . ; Occitan Occitan (; oc, occitan, link=no ,), also known as ''lenga d'òc'' (; french: langue d'oc) by its native speakers, is a Romance language The Romance languages ...
** 18
Cher Cher (; born Cherilyn Sarkisian; May 20, 1946) is an American singer, actress and television personality. Often referred to by the media as the "Goddess of Pop", she has been described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industr ...
** 28
Eure-et-Loir Eure-et-Loir (, locally: ) is a France, French departments of France, department, named after the Eure (river), Eure and Loir rivers. It is located in the Regions of France, region of Centre-Val de Loire. History Eure-et-Loir is one of the origin ...
** 36
Indre Indre (; oc, Endre) is a department in central France named after the river Indre. The inhabitants of the department are known as the ''Indriens'' (masculine; ) and ''Indriennes'' (feminine; ). Indre is part of the current administrative regi ...

Indre
** 37
Indre-et-Loire Indre-et-Loire () is a department in west-central France France (), officially the French Republic (french: link=no, République française), is a country primarily located in Western Europe, consisting of metropolitan France and Overseas ...
** 41
Loir-et-Cher Loir-et-Cher (, ) is a department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Department (country subdivision), a geographical and administr ...
** 45
Loiret Loiret (; ) is a department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Department (country subdivision), a geographical and administrative ...

Loiret
*
Corsica Corsica (, Upper , Southern , ; french: link=no, Corse ; lij, link=no, Còrsega) is an island in the Mediterranean Sea The Mediterranean Sea is a connected to the , surrounded by the and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north ...

Corsica
(''Corse/Corsica'') ** 2A
Corse-du-Sud Corse-du-Sud (; co, link=no, Corsica suttana , or ; en, Southern Corsica) is (as of 2019) an administrative department of France France (), officially the French Republic (french: link=no, République française), is a country prim ...
** 2B
Haute-Corse Haute-Corse (; co, Corsica suprana , or ; en, Upper Corsica) is (as of 2019) an administrative Departments of France, department of France, consisting of the northern part of the island of Corsica. The corresponding departmental territorial c ...
*
Île-de-France The Île-de-France (, ; literally "Isle of France") is the most populous of the eighteen regions of France France France (), officially the French Republic (french: link=no, République française), is a country primarily located in ...

Île-de-France
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Paris Paris () is the Capital city, capital and List of communes in France with over 20,000 inhabitants, most populous city of France, with an estimated population of 2,175,601 residents , in an area of more than . Since the 17th century, Paris ha ...

Paris
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Seine-et-Marne Seine-et-Marne () is a department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Department (country subdivision), a geographical and administrat ...
** 78
Yvelines Yvelines (, ; ) is a Departments of France, department in the western part of the Île-de-France Regions of France, region in Northern France. In 2016, it had a population of 1,431,808. Its Prefectures in France, prefecture is Versailles, Yveline ...

Yvelines
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Essonne Essonne () is a France, French Departments of France, department in the Regions of France, region of Île-de-France (region), Île-de-France. It is named after the river Essonne (river), Essonne. It was formed on 1 January 1968 when Seine-et-Ois ...

Essonne
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Hauts-de-Seine Hauts-de-Seine (; ) is a Departments of France, department of France located in the Regions of France, region of Île-de-France. It is part of Grand Paris as it covers the western inner Banlieue, suburbs of Paris. With a population of 1,603,268 (a ...

Hauts-de-Seine
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Seine-Saint-Denis () is a French French (french: français(e), link=no) may refer to: * Something of, from, or related to France France (), officially the French Republic (french: link=no, République française), is a country primarily located in Western ...
** 94
Val-de-Marne Val-de-Marne (, "Valley of the Marne (river), Marne") is a France, French departments of France, department, named after the Marne River, located in the Île-de-France (region), Île-de-France regions of France, region. The department is situated ...
** 95
Val-d'Oise Val-d'Oise (, "Valley of the Oise (river), Oise") is a France, French departments of France, department, created in 1968 after the split of the Seine-et-Oise department and located in the Île-de-France regions of France, region. It gets its name ...
*
Grand Est Grand Est (; gsw-FR, Grossa Oschta; Moselle Franconian/ lb, Grouss Osten; Rhine Franconian: ''Groß Oschte''; german: Großer Osten ; en, "Great East") is an Regions of France, administrative region in Northeastern France. It superseded three ...

Grand Est
** 08
Ardennes The Ardennes ( ; french: Ardenne ; nl, Ardennen ; german: Ardennen; wa, Årdene ; lb, Ardennen ), also known as the Ardennes Forest or Forest of Ardennes, is a region of extensive forest A forest is an area of land dominated b ...
** 10
Aube Aube () is a French departments of France, department in the Grand Est region of north-eastern France. As with sixty departments in France, this department is named after a river: the Aube (river), Aube. With 305,606 inhabitants (2012), Aube i ...

Aube
** 51 Marne ** 52
Haute-Marne Haute-Marne (; English: Upper Marne) is a department in the Grand Est Grand Est (; gsw-als, Grossa Oschta; Moselle Franconian/ lb, Grouss Osten; Rhine Franconian: ''Groß Oschte''; german: Großer Osten ; en, Greater East, italic=yes) is a ...
** 54
Meurthe-et-Moselle Meurthe-et-Moselle () is a department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Department (country subdivision), a geographical and admin ...
** 55
Meuse The Meuse ( , , , ; wa, Moûze ) or Maas ( , ; li, Maos or ) is a major European river, rising in France and flowing through Belgium and the Netherlands before draining into the North Sea The North Sea is a sea The sea, connected ...
** 57
Moselle The Moselle ( , ; german: Mosel ; lb, Musel ) is a river A river is a natural flowing watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, sea, lake or another river. In some cases, a river flows into the ground and becom ...
** 67
Bas-Rhin Bas-Rhin (; Alsatian: ''Unterelsàss'', ' or '; traditional german: links=no, Niederrhein; en, Lower Rhine) is a department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibil ...
** 68
Haut-Rhin Haut-Rhin (, ; Alsatian: ''Owerelsàss'' or ';. german: Oberelsass, ) is a department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Departme ...
** 88
Vosges The Vosges ( , ; german: Vogesen ; Franconian and gsw, Vogese) are a range of low mountains in Eastern France France (), officially the French Republic (french: link=no, République française), is a List of transcontinental countrie ...
*
Hauts-de-France Hauts-de-France (; pcd, Heuts-d'Franche; ) is the northernmost region In geography Geography (from Greek: , ''geographia'', literally "earth description") is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, features, inhabitant ...

Hauts-de-France
** 02
Aisne Aisne ( , also , ) is a French department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Department (country subdivision), a geographical and ...

Aisne
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Nord Nord, a word meaning "north" in several European languages, may refer to: Acronyms * National Organization for Rare Disorders, an American nonprofit organization * New Orleans Recreation Department, New Orleans, Louisiana, US Film and televisio ...
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Oise Oise ( ; ; pcd, Oése) is a department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Department (country subdivision), a geographical and adm ...
** 62
Pas-de-Calais Pas-de-Calais (, "strait of Calais"; pcd, Pas-Calés; also nl, Nauw van Kales) is a departments of France, department in northern France named after the French language, French designation of the Strait of Dover, which it borders. It has the mo ...
** 80 Somme *
Normandy Normandy (; french: link=no, Normandie ; nrf, Normaundie; from Old French Old French (, , ; Modern French French ( or ) is a Romance language of the Indo-European family. It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire, ...

Normandy
(''Normandie'') ** 14
Calvados Calvados (, ; ) often nicknamed Calva, is an apple An apple is an edible fruit produced by an apple tree (''Malus domestica''). Apple fruit tree, trees are agriculture, cultivated worldwide and are the most widely grown species in the genus ...
** 27
Eure Eure () is a department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Department (country subdivision), a geographical and administrative divisi ...

Eure
** 50
Manche Manche (, ) is a coastal in , on the , which is known as ''La Manche'', literally "the sleeve", in French. History Manche is one of the original 83 departments created during the on March 4, 1790. It was created from part of the province ...

Manche
** 61
Orne Orne (; Norman Norman or Normans may refer to: Ethnic and cultural identity * The Normans The Normans (Norman language, Norman: ''Normaunds''; french: Normands; la, Nortmanni/Normanni) were inhabitants of the early medieval Duchy of Normand ...
** 76
Seine-Maritime Seine-Maritime () is a department of France in the Normandy Normandy (; french: link=no, Normandie ; nrf, Normaundie; from Old French , plural of ''Normant'', originally from the word for "northman" in several Scandinavian languages) is a ge ...
*
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Nouvelle-Aquitaine (; oc, Nòva Aquitània or ; eu, Akitania Berria; Poitevin-Saintongeais Poitevin-Saintongeais (french: poitevin-saintongeais, link=no, ; autonym: ''poetevin-séntunjhaes''; also called ''Parlanjhe'', ''Aguiain'' or even ' ...
** 16
Charente Charente (; Saintongese: ''Chérente''; oc, Charanta ) is a department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Department (country subd ...
** 17
Charente-Maritime Charente-Maritime () is a department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Department (country subdivision), a geographical and administ ...
** 19
Corrèze Corrèze (; oc, Corresa) is a Departments of France, department in Southwestern France, named after the river Corrèze (river), Corrèze which runs through it. Its capital is Tulle, and its most populated town is Brive-la-Gaillarde. The inhabi ...

Corrèze
** 23
Creuse Creuse () is a departments of France, department in central France named after the river Creuse (river), Creuse. After Lozère, it is the second least populated department in France. It is bordered by Indre and Cher (department), Cher to the nor ...

Creuse
** 24
Dordogne Dordogne ( , or ; ; oc, Dordonha ) is a large rural department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Department (country subdivi ...

Dordogne
** 33
Gironde Gironde ( US usually, , ; oc, Gironda, ) is a largest department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Department (country subdivi ...

Gironde
** 40 Landes ** 47
Lot-et-Garonne Lot-et-Garonne (, oc, Òlt e Garona) is a department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region In geography, regions are areas that are broadly divided by physical characteristics ( physical geography), human impact characteristics ( human geography), ...

Lot-et-Garonne
** 64
Pyrénées-Atlantiques Pyrénées-Atlantiques (; Gascon and Occitan Occitan (; oc, occitan, link=no , ), also known as ''lenga d'òc'' (; french: langue d'oc) by its native speakers, is a Romance language The Romance languages (less commonly Latin languages, ...
** 79
Deux-Sèvres Deux-Sèvres () is a French department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Department (country subdivision), a geographical and admin ...
** 86
Vienne Vienne () is a landlocked department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Department (country subdivision), a geographical and admin ...

Vienne
** 87
Haute-Vienne Haute-Vienne (; oc, Nauta Vinhana, ; English: Upper Vienne) is a department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Department (country s ...
*
Occitanie Occitanie (; oc, Occitània ; ca, Occitània ), Occitany or Occitania (), is the southernmost of excluding , created on 1 January 2016 from the former regions of and . The approved Occitanie as the new name of the region on 28 September 20 ...

Occitanie
** 09 Ariège ** 11
Aude Aude (; ) is a department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Department (country subdivision), a geographical and administrative d ...
** 12
Aveyron Aveyron (; oc, Avairon; ) is a Departments of France, department located in the Occitanie Regions of France, region of Southern France. Named after the Aveyron (river), Aveyron River, it had a population of 278,697 in 2016. Its inhabitants are ...
** 30
Gard Gard () is a department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Department (country subdivision), a geographical and administrative divis ...

Gard
** 31
Haute-Garonne Haute-Garonne (; oc, Nauta Garona, ; en, Upper Garonne) is a department in the Occitanie region of Southwestern France. Named after the Garonne River, its prefecture and main city is Toulouse, the country's fourth-largest. In 2016, it had ...

Haute-Garonne
** 32
Gers Gers (; oc, Gers or , ) is a department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Department (country subdivision), a geographical and adm ...
** 34
Hérault Hérault (; oc, Erau; ) is a department of the Occitanie Occitanie (; oc, Occitània ; ca, Occitània ), Occitany or Occitania () is the southernmost Regions of France, administrative region of metropolitan France excluding Corsica, created ...
** 46
Lot Lot or LOT may refer to: Common meanings Areas *Land lot, an area of land *Parking lot, for automobiles *Backlot, in movie production Sets of items *Lot number, in batch production *Lot, a set of goods for sale together in an auction; or a quantit ...
** 48
Lozère Lozère (; oc, Losera ) is a landlocked department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Department (country subdivision), a geographic ...

Lozère
** 65
Hautes-Pyrénées Hautes-Pyrénées (; Gascon/Occitan Occitan (; oc, occitan, link=no ,), also known as ''lenga d'òc'' (; french: langue d'oc) by its native speakers, is a Romance language The Romance languages, less commonly Latin or Neo-Latin langu ...
** 66
Pyrénées-Orientales Pyrénées-Orientales (; ca, Pirineus Orientals ; oc, Pirenèus Orientals; "Eastern Pyrenees"), also known as Northern Catalonia Northern Catalonia ( ca, Catalunya (del) Nord ; french: Catalogne (du) Nord ; oc, Catalonha (del) Nòrd), Frenc ...
** 81
Tarn Tarn may refer to: Places * Tarn (lake), a mountain lake or pool formed in a cirque excavated by a glacier England * Tarn or Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England * Tarn Crag (disambiguation), a number of hills in the English Lake District France ...
** 82
Tarn-et-Garonne Tarn-et-Garonne (; oc, Tarn e Garona ) is a departments of France, department Southwestern France. It is traversed by the rivers Tarn (river), Tarn and Garonne, from which it takes its name. This area was originally part of the former provinces ...
*
Pays de la Loire In France, a ''pays'' () is an area whose inhabitants share common geographical, economic, cultural, or social interests, who have a right to enter into communal planning contracts under a law Law is a system A system is a group of ...
** 44
Loire-Atlantique Loire-Atlantique (; br, Liger-Atlantel; formerly ''Loire-Inférieure'') is a department in Pays de la Loire Pays de la Loire (; ) are one of the 18 regions of France France is Administrative divisions of France, divided into eighteen adm ...

Loire-Atlantique
** 49
Maine-et-Loire Maine-et-Loire () is a department in the Loire Valley in the Pays de la Loire region In geography, regions are areas that are broadly divided by physical characteristics ( physical geography), human impact characteristics ( human geography), ...
** 53
Mayenne Mayenne () is a landlocked department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Department (country subdivision), a geographical and admi ...

Mayenne
** 72
Sarthe Sarthe () is a department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Department (country subdivision), a geographical and administrative di ...

Sarthe
** 85
Vendée Vendée () is a department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Department (country subdivision), a geographical and administrative div ...
*
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (; oc, Provença-Aups-Còsta d'Azur, , or , ; commonly shortened to PACA; en, Provence-Alps-French Riviera, italic=yes; also known as Région Sud) is one of the eighteen administrative regions of France France ...
** 04
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (; oc, Aups d'Auta Provença; ) is a department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Department (country subdi ...

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
** 05
Hautes-Alpes Hautes-Alpes (; oc, Auts Aups; en, Upper Alps) is a department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Regions of France, region of Southeastern France. Located in and named after the French Alps, Alps, it had a population of 141,107 in 2016. It ...
** 06
Alpes-Maritimes Alpes-Maritimes (; oc, Aups Maritims; it, Alpi Marittime, "Maritime Alps") is a department of France In the administrative divisions of France, the department (french: département, ) is one of the three levels of government under the na ...
** 13
Bouches-du-Rhône Bouches-du-Rhône (, , ; oc, Bocas de Ròse, ; literally "Mouths of the Rhône") is a department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military ...
** 83
Var Var or VAR may refer to: Places * Var (department), a department of France * Var (river) The Var (; oc, Var, it, Varo, la, Varus) is a river located in the southeast of France. It is long. Its drainage basin is .Vaucluse Vaucluse (; oc, Vauclusa, label=Provençal dialect, Provençal or ) is a Departments of France, department in the southeastern French Regions of France, region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. It had a population of 559,016 as of 2016. The depar ...
* Overseas departments (the following are both departments and regions) ** 971
Guadeloupe Guadeloupe (; ; gcf, label=Antillean Creole, Gwadloup, ) is an archipelago and Overseas departments and regions of France, overseas department and region of France in the Caribbean. It consists of six inhabited islands—Basse-Terre Island, Bas ...
** 972
Martinique Martinique ( , ; gcf, label=Martinican Creole Antillean Creole (Antillean French Creole, Kreyol, Kwéyòl, Patois) is a French-based creole languages, French-based creole, which is primarily spoken in the Lesser Antilles. Its grammar and ...

Martinique
** 973
French Guiana French Guiana ( or ; french: link=no, Guyane ) is an overseas department/region and single territorial collectivity A single territorial collectivity (french: collectivité territoriale ''unique'') is a chartered subdivision of France ...

French Guiana
** 974
Réunion Réunion (french: La Réunion, ; previously ''Île Bourbon''; rcf, label=Réunion Creole, Reunionese Creole, La Rénion) is an island in the Indian Ocean that is an overseas departments and regions of France, overseas department and region of ...

Réunion
** 976
Mayotte Mayotte (french: Mayotte, ; Shimaore language, Shimaore: ''Maore'', ; mg, Maiôty) is an overseas department and region, overseas department/region and single territorial collectivity of France officially named the Department of Mayotte (Frenc ...

Mayotte
* Overseas collectivities ** 975
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Pierre and Miquelon (), officially the Territorial Collectivity of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (french: link=no, Collectivité territoriale de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon ), is a self-governing territorial overseas collectivity The France, ...

Saint Pierre and Miquelon
** 977
Saint Barthélemy Saint Barthélemy (french: Saint-Barthélemy, ), officially the , is an overseas collectivity The French overseas collectivities ('' collectivité d'outre-mer'' or ''COM''), are first-order administrative divisions of France, like the F ...
** 978
Saint MartinSaint Martin may refer to: People * Saint Martin of Tours (c. 316–397), Bishop of Tours, France * Saint Martin of Braga (c. 520–580), archbishop of Bracara Augusta in Gallaecia (now Braga in Portugal) * Pope Martin I (598–655) * Saint Martin ...
** 986
Wallis and Futuna Wallis and Futuna, officially the Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands (; french: Wallis-et-Futuna or ', Fakauvea Wallisian, or Uvean ( wls, Fakauvea, links=no), is the Polynesian language spoken on Wallis (island), Wallis Island (also ...
** 987
French Polynesia )Territorial motto: ( en, "Great Tahiti of the Golden Haze") , anthem = "La Marseillaise "La Marseillaise" is the national anthem A national anthem is a Patriotism, patriotic musical composition symbolizing and evoking eulogies of the ...
(was also given the designation of
overseas country Overseas country (french: Pays (France), Pays d'overseas France, outre-mer) is the designation for the overseas collectivity of French Polynesia. French Polynesia was an Overseas territory (France), overseas territory until the Constitution of Fra ...
) * ''
Sui generis ''Sui generis'' ( , ) is a Latin Latin (, or , ) is a classical language belonging to the Italic languages, Italic branch of the Indo-European languages. Latin was originally spoken in the area around Rome, known as Latium. Through the powe ...
'' collectivity ** 988
New Caledonia ) , anthem = "Soyons unis, devenons frères" , image_map = New Caledonia on the globe (small islands magnified) (Polynesia centered).svg , map_alt = Location of New Caledonia , map_caption = Location of New Caledonia , mapsize = 290px , s ...

New Caledonia
*
Overseas territory A territory is an administrative division Administrative division, administrative unitArticle 3(1). , country subdivision, administrative region, subnational entity, first-level subdivision, as well as many similar terms, are generic names f ...
** 984 French Southern and Antarctic Lands (including France's
Antarctic The Antarctic (US English or , UK English or and or ) is a around 's , opposite the region around the . The Antarctic comprises the continent of , the and other located on the or south of the . The Antarctic region includes the , wa ...

Antarctic
claim and the
Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean The Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean (french: Îles Éparses or ''Îles Éparses de l'océan Indien'') consist of four small coral islands, an atoll, and a reef in the Indian Ocean, and have constituted the 5th district of the French South ...
) * Special status ** 989
Clipperton Island Clipperton Island (french: link=no, Île de Clipperton or french: Île de la Passion, label=none; es, link=no, Isla de la Pasión) is an uninhabited coral atoll in the eastern Pacific Ocean. It is from Paris, France, from Papeete, Tahiti, a ...

Clipperton Island


Historical divisions

In the Medieval period, the territory of modern metropolitan France was occupied by a complex mosaic of more or less independent entities. Their gradual incorporation into France may be followed in the article
Territorial formation of France This article describes the process by which the territorial extent of metropolitan France came to be as it is since 1947. The territory of the French State is spread Overseas departments and territories of France, throughout the world. Metropolita ...
. Historically, France was divided into provinces; see
Provinces of France The Kingdom of France was organised into provinces until the National Constituent Assembly (France), National Constituent Assembly adopted a more uniform division into Departments of France, departments (''départements'') and Arrondissements of Fr ...

Provinces of France
.


See also

* 2009 Mahoran status referendum *
Decentralisation in France In France France (), officially the French Republic (french: link=no, République française), is a country primarily located in Western Europe, consisting of metropolitan France and Overseas France, several overseas regions and territori ...
* List of fifteen largest French metropolitan areas by population * Outre-mer *
Overseas collectivity The French overseas collectivities (''collectivité d'outre-mer The French overseas collectivities ('' collectivité d'outre-mer'' or ''COM''), are first-order administrative divisions of France, like the regions of France, French regions, bu ...
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Overseas department and region The overseas departments and regions of France (french: départements et régions d'outre-mer, ; ''DROM'') are departments of France In the administrative divisions of France The administrative divisions of France are concerned with ...
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Overseas France Overseas France (french: France d'outre-mer) consists of thirteen France, French-administered territories outside Europe, mostly remains of the French colonial empire that chose to remain a part of the French state under various statuses aft ...
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Overseas Territories of France (European Parliament constituency) For elections in the European Union, Overseas Territories () was a European Parliament constituency Members Member may refer to: * Military jury, referred to as "Members" in military jargon * Element (mathematics), an object that belongs to ...
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Overseas territory A territory is an administrative division Administrative division, administrative unitArticle 3(1). , country subdivision, administrative region, subnational entity, first-level subdivision, as well as many similar terms, are generic names f ...
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Special member state territories and the European Union The special territories of the European Union are 32 territories of Member state of the European Union, EU member states which, for historical, geographical, or political reasons, enjoy special status within or outside the European Union. ...

Special member state territories and the European Union
* Zone d'études et d'aménagement du territoire (ZEAT), the eight statistical divisions of metropolitan (mainland) France


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