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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)
2015-01-01
Population
Estimate (Ep)
2019-01-01
 
FranceFRARepParis543,94152,591,58454,334,87156,615,15558,518,39561,795,23864,300,82164,812,052
Auvergne - Rhône - AlpesARARegLyon69,7116,111,1636,348,6256,671,9156,954,2857,405,2067,877,6988,026,6856971100
Bourgogne - Franche-Comté [Burgundy]BFCRegDijon47,7842,631,2602,680,1032,706,9292,727,1262,792,5622,820,9402,795,3014778400
Bretagne [Brittany]BRERegRennes27,2082,595,4312,707,8862,795,6382,906,1973,120,2883,293,8503,329,3952720800
Centre - Val de LoireCVLRegOrléans39,1512,152,5002,264,1642,371,0362,440,3292,526,9192,578,5922,566,7593915100
Corse [Corsica]CORRegAjaccio8,680225,562240,178250,371260,196299,209327,283339,178868000
Grand EstGESRegStrasbourg57,4415,185,0395,231,9315,278,0055,386,9395,506,6865,559,0515,518,1885744100
Hauts-de-FranceHTFRegLille31,8065,592,3625,673,2175,775,6865,854,0145,921,9606,009,9765,978,2663180600
Île-de-FranceILERegParis12,0129,878,56510,073,05910,660,55410,952,01111,598,86612,082,14412,213,3641201200
Normandie [Normandy]NMDRegRouen29,9072,901,8473,006,3413,128,5653,202,3853,278,1453,339,1313,319,0672990700
Nouvelle-AquitaineNAQRegBordeaux84,0364,817,1904,961,9275,113,7895,259,3665,627,6715,911,4825,987,0148403600
Occitanie (Pyrénées-Méditerranée) [Occitania]OCCRegToulouse72,7244,057,7724,251,8334,545,6484,847,3355,371,1175,774,1855,892,8177272400
Pays de la LoirePAYRegNantes32,0822,767,1632,930,3983,059,1123,222,0613,482,5943,718,5123,786,5453208200
Provence - Alpes - Côte d'AzurPRORegMarseille31,4003,675,7303,965,2094,257,9074,506,1514,864,0155,007,9775,059,4733140000

Major Cities

 NameAdm.Population
Estimate (E)
2017-01-01
1ParisILE2,187,526
2MarseillePRO863,310
3LyonARA516,092
4ToulouseOCC479,553
5NicePRO340,017
6NantesPAY309,346
7MontpellierOCC285,121
8StrasbourgGES280,966
9BordeauxNAQ254,436
10LilleHTF232,787

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)
2015-01-01
Population
Estimate (E)
2017-01-01
Area 
Aix-en-ProvencePRO110,659121,327123,842134,222143,404142,668142,48218616
AmiensHTF131,476131,332131,872135,501134,737132,874134,0574945
AngersPAY137,591136,038141,404151,279151,108151,520152,9604270
AnnecyARA96,527101,087107,537112,379116,877125,694126,9246693
ArgenteuilILE102,53095,34793,09693,961102,572110,388110,2101722
BesançonBFC120,315113,283113,828117,733117,836116,676115,9346505
BordeauxNAQ223,131208,159210,336215,363235,178249,712254,4364936
Boulogne-BillancourtILE103,578102,582101,743106,367111,045117,931120,071617
BrestBRE166,826156,060147,956149,634142,722139,163140,0644951
CaenNMD119,640114,068112,846113,987109,630106,260105,3542570
Clermont-FerrandARA156,763147,224136,181137,140139,501141,398143,8864267
DijonBFC151,705140,942146,703149,867151,543155,114156,9204041
GrenobleARA166,037156,637150,758153,317156,793160,649158,4541813
Le HavreNMD217,882199,388195,854190,905179,751172,366170,1474695
Le MansPAY152,285147,697145,502146,105144,164143,325142,9465280
LilleHTF219,204196,705198,691212,597225,789232,741232,7873483
LimogesNAQ143,725140,418133,486133,994138,882133,627132,1757744
LyonARA456,716413,095415,487445,452472,330513,275516,0924787
MarseillePRO908,600874,436800,550798,430852,395861,635863,31024064
MetzGES111,869114,232119,594123,776123,580117,492116,4294194
MontpellierOCC191,354197,231207,996225,392253,712277,639285,1215687
MontreuilILE96,58793,36894,75490,674102,097106,691109,897892
MulhouseGES117,013112,157108,357110,359111,394110,370109,4432218
NancyGES107,90296,31799,351103,605105,349105,162104,2861501
NantesPAY256,693240,539244,995270,251283,025303,382309,3466518
NicePRO344,481337,085342,439342,738348,721342,522340,0177191
NîmesOCC127,933124,220128,471133,424143,468150,672150,61016192
OrléansCVL106,246102,710105,111113,126113,234114,644116,6852748
ParisILE2,299,8302,176,2432,152,4232,125,2462,193,0302,206,4882,187,52610560
PerpignanOCC106,426111,669105,983105,115116,041121,934120,1586808
ReimsGES178,381177,234180,620187,206183,500184,076182,4604690
RennesBRE198,305194,656197,536206,229207,922215,366216,8155039
RouenNMD114,834101,945102,723106,592108,569110,169110,1452138
Saint-DenisILE96,13290,82989,98885,832100,800111,103111,1351236
Saint-ÉtienneARA220,181204,955199,396180,210175,318171,057172,5657999
StrasbourgGES253,384248,712252,338264,115272,123277,270280,9667826
ToulonPRO181,801179,423167,619160,639166,537167,479171,9534284
ToulouseOCC373,796347,995358,688390,350439,453471,941479,55311829
ToursCVL140,686132,209129,509132,820136,578136,252135,7873436
VilleurbanneARA116,535115,960116,872124,215138,151148,665147,7121452

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