Category:Regions of France

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Administrative regions and territorial collectivity of France ( since start of 2016):
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes · Bourgogne-Franche-Comté · Bretagne · Centre-Val de Loire · Corse · Grand Est · Hauts-de-France · Île-de-France · Normandie · Nouvelle-Aquitaine · Occitanie · Pays de la Loire · Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
Former administrative regions of France (until end of 2015):
Alsace · Aquitaine · Auvergne · Basse-Normandie · Bourgogne · Champagne-Ardenne · Franche-Comté · Haute-Normandie · Languedoc-Roussillon · Limousin · Lorraine · Midi-Pyrénées · Nord-Pas-de-Calais · Picardie · Poitou-Charentes · Rhône-Alpes
Overseas regions and collectivities:
Guadeloupe · Martinique · Guyane · Réunion · Mayotte · Saint-Martin · Saint-Barthélemy · Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon · Wallis-et-Futuna · Polynésie française · Nouvelle-Calédonie · Terres australes et antarctiques françaises · Île Clipperton

This category is for administrative regions of France. France is administratively divided into 18 administrative regions: 13 of these are in metropolitan France (one of them, Corse, is on the island of Corsica, although strictly speaking Corse is in fact a “territorial collectivity”, not a région, but is referred to as a région in common speech), 5 are overseas regions. Régions are further subdivided into départements. All other overseas collectivities are not grouped or subdivided into régions or départements and have their own local administrative system.

  • Since 1 January 2016, 7 new metropolitan French regions are replacing 16 former ones, and 6 are unchanged. The 7 new regions have been officialized and some of them replaced their transitory name. The Region Centre-Val de Loire (whose borders have not changed) had already adopted a new name, effective since 1 January 2015.
  • The 5 overseas regions (which are also departements) have not changed.
region of France 
France top-level territorial subdivision
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Instance oftype of French administrative division
Subclass ofterritorial collectivity of France (3 March 1982, 28 March 2003),
first-level administrative country subdivision (9 July 1972),
administrative territorial entity of France,
Start time9 July 1972
Authority control
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