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France: Major Cities

The regions of France and all cities of more than 100,000 inhabitants (without overseas departments).

Regions

NameAbbr.StatusCapitalArea
A (km²)
Population
C 1982-03-04
Population
C 1990-03-05
Population
C 1999-03-08
Population
E 2006-01-01
Population
E 2011-01-01
FranceFRARepParis543,96554,334,87156,615,15558,518,39561,399,54163,070,344
AlsaceALSRegStrasbourg8,2801,566,0481,624,3721,734,1451,815,4931,852,325828000
AquitaineAQURegBordeaux41,3082,656,5442,795,8302,908,3593,119,7783,254,2334130800
AuvergneAUVRegClermont-Ferrand26,0131,332,6781,321,2141,308,8781,335,9381,350,6822601300
Basse-Normandie [Lower Normandy]BASRegCaen17,5891,350,9791,391,3181,422,1931,456,7931,475,6841758900
Bourgogne [Burgundy]BOURegDijon31,5821,596,0541,609,6531,610,0671,628,8371,642,7343158200
Bretagne [Brittany]BRERegRennes27,2082,707,8862,795,6382,906,1973,094,5343,217,7672720800
CentreCENRegOrléans39,1512,264,1642,371,0362,440,3292,519,5672,556,8353915100
Champagne - ArdenneCHARegChâlons-en-Champagne25,6061,345,9351,347,8481,342,3631,338,8501,336,0532560600
CorseCORRegAjaccio8,680240,178250,371260,196294,118314,486868000
Franche-Comté {Franche-Comte}FRARegBesançon16,2021,084,0491,097,2761,117,0591,150,6241,173,4401620200
Haute-Normandie [Upper Normandy]HAURegRouen12,3171,655,3621,737,2471,780,1921,811,0551,839,3931231700
Île-de-France {Ile-de-France}ILERegParis12,01210,073,05910,660,55410,952,01111,532,39811,852,8511201200
Languedoc - RoussillonLANRegMontpellier27,3761,926,5142,114,9852,295,6482,534,1442,670,0462737600
LimousinLIMRegLimoges16,942737,153722,850710,939730,920741,0721694200
LorraineLORRegMetz23,5472,319,9052,305,7262,310,3762,335,6942,350,6572354700
Midi - Pyrénées {Midi - Pyrenees}MIDRegToulouse45,3482,325,3192,430,6632,551,6872,776,8222,903,4204534800
Nord - Pas-de-CalaisNORRegLille12,4143,932,9393,965,0583,996,5884,018,6444,042,0151241400
Pays de la LoirePAYRegNantes32,0822,930,3983,059,1123,222,0613,450,3293,601,1133208200
PicardiePICRegAmiens19,3991,740,3211,810,6871,857,4811,894,3551,918,1551939900
Poitou - CharentesPOIRegPoitiers25,8101,568,2301,595,1091,640,0681,724,1231,777,7732581000
Provence - Alpes - Côte d'Azur {Provence - Alpes - Cote dAzur}PRORegMarseille31,4003,965,2094,257,9074,506,1514,815,2324,916,0693140000
Rhône - Alpes {Rhone - Alpes}RHORegLyon43,6985,015,9475,350,7015,645,4076,021,2936,283,5414369800

Major Cities

 NameAdm.Population
C E 2011-01-01
1ParisILE2,249,975
2MarseillePRO850,636
3LyonRHO491,268
4ToulouseMID447,340
5NicePRO344,064
6NantesPAY287,845
7StrasbourgALS272,222
8MontpellierLAN264,538
9BordeauxAQU239,399
10LilleNOR227,533
11RennesBRE208,033

Contents: Cities

NameAdm.Population
C C 1982-03-04
Population
C C 1990-03-05
Population
C C 1999-03-08
Population
C E 2006-01-01
Population
C E 2011-01-01
Area
Aix-en-ProvencePRO121,327123,842134,222142,534140,68418616
AmiensPIC131,332131,872135,501136,105133,3274945
AngersPAY136,038141,404151,279152,337148,8034270
ArgenteuilILE95,34793,09693,961102,683104,2821722
Besançon {Besancon}FRA113,283113,828117,733117,080115,8796505
BordeauxAQU208,159210,336215,363232,260239,3994936
Boulogne-BillancourtILE102,582101,743106,367110,251116,220617
BrestBRE156,060147,956149,634144,548140,5474951
CaenBAS114,068112,846113,987110,399108,7932570
Clermont-FerrandAUV147,224136,181137,140138,992140,9574267
DijonBOU140,942146,703149,867151,504151,6724041
GrenobleRHO156,637150,758153,317156,107157,4241813
Le HavreHAU199,388195,854190,905182,580174,1564695
Le MansPAY147,697145,502146,105144,016143,2405280
LilleNOR196,705198,691212,597226,014227,5333483
LimogesLIM140,400133,464133,968136,539137,7587744
LyonRHO413,095415,487445,452472,305491,2684787
MarseillePRO874,436800,550798,430839,043850,63624064
MetzLOR114,232119,594123,776124,435119,9624194
MontpellierLAN197,231207,996225,392251,634264,5385687
MontreuilILE93,36894,75490,674101,587103,068892
MulhouseALS112,157108,357110,359110,514110,3512218
NancyLOR96,31799,351103,605105,468105,3821501
NantesPAY240,539244,995270,251282,853287,8456518
NicePRO337,085342,439342,738347,060344,0647191
Nîmes {Nimes}LAN124,220128,471133,424144,092144,94016192
Orléans {Orleans}CEN102,710105,111113,126113,130114,1852748
ParisILE2,176,2432,152,4232,125,2462,181,3712,249,97510560
PerpignanLAN111,669105,983105,115115,326118,2386808
ReimsCHA177,234180,620187,206183,837180,7524690
RennesBRE194,656197,536206,229209,613208,0335039
RouenHAU101,945102,723106,592107,904111,5532138
Saint-DenisILE90,82989,98885,83297,875107,7621236
Saint-Étienne {Saint-Etienne}RHO204,955199,396180,210177,480170,0497999
StrasbourgALS248,712252,338264,115272,975272,2227826
ToulonPRO179,423167,619160,639167,816163,9744284
ToulouseMID347,995358,688390,350437,715447,34011829
ToursCEN132,209129,509132,820136,942134,6333436
VilleurbanneRHO115,960116,872124,215136,473145,0341452