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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 (E)
2018-01-01
 
FranceFRARepParis543,94152,591,58454,334,87156,615,15558,518,39561,795,23864,300,82164,844,037
Auvergne - Rhône - AlpesARARegLyon69,7116,111,1636,348,6256,671,9156,954,2857,405,2067,877,6987,994,4596971100
Bourgogne - Franche-Comté [Burgundy]BFCRegDijon47,7842,631,2602,680,1032,706,9292,727,1262,792,5622,820,9402,807,8074778400
Bretagne [Brittany]BRERegRennes27,2082,595,4312,707,8862,795,6382,906,1973,120,2883,293,8503,335,4142720800
Centre - Val de LoireCVLRegOrléans39,1512,152,5002,264,1642,371,0362,440,3292,526,9192,578,5922,572,8533915100
Corse [Corsica]CORRegAjaccio8,680225,562240,178250,371260,196299,209327,283338,554868000
Grand EstGESRegStrasbourg57,4415,185,0395,231,9315,278,0055,386,9395,506,6865,559,0515,550,3895744100
Hauts-de-FranceHTFRegLille31,8065,592,3625,673,2175,775,6865,854,0145,921,9606,009,9766,004,1083180600
Île-de-FranceILERegParis12,0129,878,56510,073,05910,660,55410,952,01111,598,86612,082,14412,213,4471201200
Normandie [Normandy]NMDRegRouen29,9072,901,8473,006,3413,128,5653,202,3853,278,1453,339,1313,327,4772990700
Nouvelle-AquitaineNAQRegBordeaux84,0364,817,1904,961,9275,113,7895,259,3665,627,6715,911,4825,979,7788403600
Occitanie (Pyrénées-Méditerranée) [Occitania]OCCRegToulouse72,7244,057,7724,251,8334,545,6484,847,3355,371,1175,774,1855,885,4967272400
Pays de la LoirePAYRegNantes32,0822,767,1632,930,3983,059,1123,222,0613,482,5943,718,5123,781,4233208200
Provence - Alpes - Côte d'AzurPRORegMarseille31,4003,675,7303,965,2094,257,9074,506,1514,864,0155,007,9775,052,8323140000

Major Cities

 NameAdm.Population
Estimate (E)
2018-01-01
1ParisILE2,175,601
2MarseillePRO868,277
3LyonARA518,635
4ToulouseOCC486,828
5NicePRO341,032
6NantesPAY314,138
7MontpellierOCC290,053
8StrasbourgGES284,677
9BordeauxNAQ257,068
10LilleHTF233,098

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)
2018-01-01
Area 
Aix-en-ProvencePRO110,659121,327123,842134,222143,404142,668143,09718616
AmiensHTF131,476131,332131,872135,501134,737132,874133,8914945
AngersPAY137,591136,038141,404151,279151,108151,520154,5084270
AnnecyARA96,527101,087107,537112,379116,877125,694128,1996693
ArgenteuilILE102,53095,34793,09693,961102,572110,388110,2131722
BesançonBFC120,315113,283113,828117,733117,836116,676116,7756505
BordeauxNAQ223,131208,159210,336215,363235,178249,712257,0684936
Boulogne-BillancourtILE103,578102,582101,743106,367111,045117,931121,334617
BrestBRE166,826156,060147,956149,634142,722139,163139,6024951
CaenNMD119,640114,068112,846113,987109,630106,260105,5122570
Clermont-FerrandARA156,763147,224136,181137,140139,501141,398146,7344267
DijonBFC151,705140,942146,703149,867151,543155,114156,8544041
GrenobleARA166,037156,637150,758153,317156,793160,649157,6501813
Le HavreNMD217,882199,388195,854190,905179,751172,366169,7334695
Le MansPAY152,285147,697145,502146,105144,164143,325143,2525280
LilleHTF219,204196,705198,691212,597225,789232,741233,0983483
LimogesNAQ143,725140,418133,486133,994138,882133,627131,4797744
LyonARA456,716413,095415,487445,452472,330513,275518,6354787
MarseillePRO908,600874,436800,550798,430852,395861,635868,27724064
MetzGES111,869114,232119,594123,776123,580117,492116,5814194
MontpellierOCC191,354197,231207,996225,392253,712277,639290,0535687
MontreuilILE96,58793,36894,75490,674102,097106,691109,914892
MulhouseGES117,013112,157108,357110,359111,394110,370108,9422218
NancyGES107,90296,31799,351103,605105,349105,162104,8851501
NantesPAY256,693240,539244,995270,251283,025303,382314,1386518
NicePRO344,481337,085342,439342,738348,721342,522341,0327191
NîmesOCC127,933124,220128,471133,424143,468150,672149,63316192
OrléansCVL106,246102,710105,111113,126113,234114,644116,2382748
ParisILE2,299,8302,176,2432,152,4232,125,2462,193,0302,206,4882,175,60110560
PerpignanOCC106,426111,669105,983105,115116,041121,934119,1886808
ReimsGES178,381177,234180,620187,206183,500184,076182,2114690
RennesBRE198,305194,656197,536206,229207,922215,366217,7285039
RouenNMD114,834101,945102,723106,592108,569110,169111,3602138
Saint-DenisILE96,13290,82989,98885,832100,800111,103112,0911236
Saint-ÉtienneARA220,181204,955199,396180,210175,318171,057173,0897999
StrasbourgGES253,384248,712252,338264,115272,123277,270284,6777826
ToulonPRO181,801179,423167,619160,639166,537167,479176,1984284
ToulouseOCC373,796347,995358,688390,350439,453471,941486,82811829
ToursCVL140,686132,209129,509132,820136,578136,252136,4633436
VilleurbanneARA116,535115,960116,872124,215138,151148,665150,6591452

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