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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)
2019-01-01
 
FranceFRARepParis543,94152,591,58454,334,87156,615,15558,518,39561,795,23864,300,82165,096,768
Auvergne - Rhône - AlpesARARegLyon69,7116,111,1636,348,6256,671,9156,954,2857,405,2067,877,6988,042,9366971100
Bourgogne - Franche-Comté [Burgundy]BFCRegDijon47,7842,631,2602,680,1032,706,9292,727,1262,792,5622,820,9402,805,5804778400
Bretagne [Brittany]BRERegRennes27,2082,595,4312,707,8862,795,6382,906,1973,120,2883,293,8503,354,8542720800
Centre - Val de LoireCVLRegOrléans39,1512,152,5002,264,1642,371,0362,440,3292,526,9192,578,5922,573,1803915100
Corse [Corsica]CORRegAjaccio8,680225,562240,178250,371260,196299,209327,283340,440868000
Grand EstGESRegStrasbourg57,4415,185,0395,231,9315,278,0055,386,9395,506,6865,559,0515,556,2195744100
Hauts-de-FranceHTFRegLille31,8065,592,3625,673,2175,775,6865,854,0145,921,9606,009,9766,004,9473180600
Île-de-FranceILERegParis12,0129,878,56510,073,05910,660,55410,952,01111,598,86612,082,14412,262,5441201200
Normandie [Normandy]NMDRegRouen29,9072,901,8473,006,3413,128,5653,202,3853,278,1453,339,1313,325,0322990700
Nouvelle-AquitaineNAQRegBordeaux84,0364,817,1904,961,9275,113,7895,259,3665,627,6715,911,4826,010,2898403600
Occitanie (Pyrénées-Méditerranée) [Occitania]OCCRegToulouse72,7244,057,7724,251,8334,545,6484,847,3355,371,1175,774,1855,933,1857272400
Pays de la LoirePAYRegNantes32,0822,767,1632,930,3983,059,1123,222,0613,482,5943,718,5123,806,4613208200
Provence - Alpes - Côte d'AzurPRORegMarseille31,4003,675,7303,965,2094,257,9074,506,1514,864,0155,007,9775,081,1013140000

Major Cities

 NameAdm.Population
Estimate (E)
2019-01-01
1ParisILE2,165,423
2MarseillePRO870,731
3LyonARA522,969
4ToulouseOCC493,465
5NicePRO342,669
6NantesPAY318,808
7MontpellierOCC295,542
8StrasbourgGES287,228
9BordeauxNAQ260,958
10LilleHTF234,475

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)
2019-01-01
Area 
Aix-en-ProvencePRO110,659121,327123,842134,222143,404142,668145,13318616
AmiensHTF131,476131,332131,872135,501134,737132,874134,7064945
AngersPAY137,591136,038141,404151,279151,108151,520155,8504270
AnnecyARA96,527101,087107,537112,379116,877125,694130,7216693
ArgenteuilILE102,53095,34793,09693,961102,572110,388111,0381722
BesançonBFC120,315113,283113,828117,733117,836116,676117,9126505
BordeauxNAQ223,131208,159210,336215,363235,178249,712260,9584936
Boulogne-BillancourtILE103,578102,582101,743106,367111,045117,931121,583617
BrestBRE166,826156,060147,956149,634142,722139,163139,9264951
CaenNMD119,640114,068112,846113,987109,630106,260106,2302570
Clermont-FerrandARA156,763147,224136,181137,140139,501141,398147,8654267
DijonBFC151,705140,942146,703149,867151,543155,114158,0024041
GrenobleARA166,037156,637150,758153,317156,793160,649158,1981813
Le HavreNMD217,882199,388195,854190,905179,751172,366168,2904695
Le MansPAY152,285147,697145,502146,105144,164143,325143,8475280
LilleHTF219,204196,705198,691212,597225,789232,741234,4753483
LimogesNAQ143,725140,418133,486133,994138,882133,627130,8767744
LyonARA456,716413,095415,487445,452472,330513,275522,9694787
MarseillePRO908,600874,436800,550798,430852,395861,635870,73124064
MetzGES111,869114,232119,594123,776123,580117,492118,4894194
MontpellierOCC191,354197,231207,996225,392253,712277,639295,5425687
MontreuilILE96,58793,36894,75490,674102,097106,691111,240892
MulhouseGES117,013112,157108,357110,359111,394110,370108,3122218
NancyGES107,90296,31799,351103,605105,349105,162105,0581501
NantesPAY256,693240,539244,995270,251283,025303,382318,8086518
NicePRO344,481337,085342,439342,738348,721342,522342,6697191
NîmesOCC127,933124,220128,471133,424143,468150,672148,56116192
OrléansCVL106,246102,710105,111113,126113,234114,644116,2692748
ParisILE2,299,8302,176,2432,152,4232,125,2462,193,0302,206,4882,165,42310560
PerpignanOCC106,426111,669105,983105,115116,041121,934119,3446808
ReimsGES178,381177,234180,620187,206183,500184,076181,1944690
RennesBRE198,305194,656197,536206,229207,922215,366220,4885039
RouenNMD114,834101,945102,723106,592108,569110,169112,3212138
Saint-DenisILE96,13290,82989,98885,832100,800111,103112,8521236
Saint-ÉtienneARA220,181204,955199,396180,210175,318171,057173,8217999
StrasbourgGES253,384248,712252,338264,115272,123277,270287,2287826
ToulonPRO181,801179,423167,619160,639166,537167,479178,7454284
ToulouseOCC373,796347,995358,688390,350439,453471,941493,46511829
ToursCVL140,686132,209129,509132,820136,578136,252137,0873436
VilleurbanneARA116,535115,960116,872124,215138,151148,665152,2121452

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