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

Since 2006, France computes the population size from census results counted in different years. The 2018 figures are calculated by using vital statistics and an estimate of net migration.

NameAbbr.StatusCapitalArea
A (km²)
Population
Census (C)
1975-02-20
Population
Census (C)
1982-03-04
Population
Census (C)
1990-03-05
Population
Census (C)
1999-03-08
Population
Estimate (E)
2007-01-01
Population
Estimate (E)
2016-01-01
Population
Estimate (Ep)
2019-01-01
 
FranceFRARepParis543,94152,591,58454,334,87156,615,15558,518,39561,795,23864,468,79264,812,052
Auvergne - Rhône - AlpesARARegLyon69,7116,111,1636,348,6256,671,9156,954,2857,405,2067,916,8898,026,6856971100
Bourgogne - Franche-Comté [Burgundy]BFCRegDijon47,7842,631,2602,680,1032,706,9292,727,1262,792,5622,818,3382,795,3014778400
Bretagne [Brittany]BRERegRennes27,2082,595,4312,707,8862,795,6382,906,1973,120,2883,306,5293,329,3952720800
Centre - Val de LoireCVLRegOrléans39,1512,152,5002,264,1642,371,0362,440,3292,526,9192,577,8662,566,7593915100
Corse [Corsica]CORRegAjaccio8,680225,562240,178250,371260,196299,209330,455339,178868000
Grand EstGESRegStrasbourg57,4415,185,0395,231,9315,278,0055,386,9395,506,6865,555,1865,518,1885744100
Hauts-de-FranceHTFRegLille31,8065,592,3625,673,2175,775,6865,854,0145,921,9606,006,8705,978,2663180600
Île-de-FranceILERegParis12,0129,878,56510,073,05910,660,55410,952,01111,598,86612,117,13212,213,3641201200
Normandie [Normandy]NMDRegRouen29,9072,901,8473,006,3413,128,5653,202,3853,278,1453,335,9293,319,0672990700
Nouvelle-AquitaineNAQRegBordeaux84,0364,817,1904,961,9275,113,7895,259,3665,627,6715,935,6035,987,0148403600
Occitanie (Pyrénées-Méditerranée) [Occitania]OCCRegToulouse72,7244,057,7724,251,8334,545,6484,847,3355,371,1175,808,4355,892,8177272400
Pays de la LoirePAYRegNantes32,0822,767,1632,930,3983,059,1123,222,0613,482,5943,737,6323,786,5453208200
Provence - Alpes - Côte d'AzurPRORegMarseille31,4003,675,7303,965,2094,257,9074,506,1514,864,0155,021,9285,059,4733140000

Major Cities

 NameAdm.Population
Estimate (E)
2016-01-01
1ParisILE2,190,327
2MarseillePRO862,211
3LyonARA515,695
4ToulouseOCC475,438
5NicePRO342,637
6NantesPAY306,694
7MontpellierOCC281,613
8StrasbourgGES279,284
9BordeauxNAQ252,040
10LilleHTF232,440

Contents: Cities

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

NameAdm.Population
Census (C)
1975-02-20
Population
Census (C)
1982-03-04
Population
Census (C)
1990-03-05
Population
Census (C)
1999-03-08
Population
Estimate (E)
2007-01-01
Population
Estimate (E)
2016-01-01
Area 
Aix-en-ProvencePRO110,659121,327123,842134,222143,404143,00618616
AmiensHTF131,476131,332131,872135,501134,737133,7554945
AngersPAY137,591136,038141,404151,279151,108151,2294270
AnnecyARA96,527101,087107,537112,379116,877126,4196693
ArgenteuilILE102,53095,34793,09693,961102,572110,4681722
BesançonBFC120,315113,283113,828117,733117,836116,4666505
BordeauxNAQ223,131208,159210,336215,363235,178252,0404936
Boulogne-BillancourtILE103,578102,582101,743106,367111,045119,645617
BrestBRE166,826156,060147,956149,634142,722139,3424951
CaenNMD119,640114,068112,846113,987109,630105,4032570
Clermont-FerrandARA156,763147,224136,181137,140139,501142,6864267
DijonBFC151,705140,942146,703149,867151,543155,0904041
GrenobleARA166,037156,637150,758153,317156,793158,1801813
Le HavreNMD217,882199,388195,854190,905179,751170,3524695
Le MansPAY152,285147,697145,502146,105144,164142,9915280
LilleHTF219,204196,705198,691212,597225,789232,4403483
LimogesNAQ143,725140,418133,486133,994138,882132,6607744
LyonARA456,716413,095415,487445,452472,330515,6954787
MarseillePRO908,600874,436800,550798,430852,395862,21124064
MetzGES111,869114,232119,594123,776123,580117,8904194
MontpellierOCC191,354197,231207,996225,392253,712281,6135687
MontreuilILE96,58793,36894,75490,674102,097108,402892
MulhouseGES117,013112,157108,357110,359111,394108,9992218
NancyGES107,90296,31799,351103,605105,349104,5921501
NantesPAY256,693240,539244,995270,251283,025306,6946518
NicePRO344,481337,085342,439342,738348,721342,6377191
NîmesOCC127,933124,220128,471133,424143,468151,00116192
OrléansCVL106,246102,710105,111113,126113,234114,7822748
ParisILE2,299,8302,176,2432,152,4232,125,2462,193,0302,190,32710560
PerpignanOCC106,426111,669105,983105,115116,041121,8756808
ReimsGES178,381177,234180,620187,206183,500183,1134690
RennesBRE198,305194,656197,536206,229207,922216,2685039
RouenNMD114,834101,945102,723106,592108,569110,1172138
Saint-DenisILE96,13290,82989,98885,832100,800111,3541236
Saint-ÉtienneARA220,181204,955199,396180,210175,318171,9247999
StrasbourgGES253,384248,712252,338264,115272,123279,2847826
ToulonPRO181,801179,423167,619160,639166,537169,6344284
ToulouseOCC373,796347,995358,688390,350439,453475,43811829
ToursCVL140,686132,209129,509132,820136,578136,5653436
VilleurbanneARA116,535115,960116,872124,215138,151149,0191452

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