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Regions of France

In 2016, the regions of France were reduced from 27 to 18. How many of these new regions can you name?
Overseas regions are not shown on the map
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Last updated: September 17, 2019
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Metropolitan Regions
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Brittany
Centre-Val de Loire
Corsica
Grand Est
Hauts-de-France
Île-de-France
Normandy
Nouvelle Aquitaine
Occitanie
Pays de la Loire
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
 
Overseas Regions
French Guiana
Guadeloupe
Martinique
Mayotte
Réunion
74 Comments
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Level 74
Sep 10, 2015
100% with 2 and a half centuries left!
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Level 66
Dec 11, 2023
high five
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Level 73
Oct 23, 2015
Well, this will need to be updated early 2016, as there will be an administrative change in the number of regions, with agregations of some... Wait and see ;-)
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Level 57
Oct 23, 2015
You could also add the overseas collectivities, such as "Saint Pierre and Miquelon".
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Level 65
Oct 23, 2015
I was trying St. Martin...

Boy, I tried Vendee, Dordogne, Elzas, but apparently they are just geographical regions...

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Level 75
Oct 23, 2015
Vendée and Dordogne are "départements". There are 101 départements, several in each region. Vendée is in Pays de Loire, and Dordogne in Aquitaine. Elzas is probably Elsass, in alsacian dialect, and Alsace in french. Alsace is really a region (one of the smallest, with only 2 départements), but you mispelled it. I think St Martin is an overseas territory.
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Level 39
Oct 23, 2015
"Régions" does not simply mean "areas" here, but refers to a specific term. The equivalent of "name the 50 states of the USA".
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Level 56
Oct 14, 2021
Like "can you name all 73 states of the United States?" And having Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, etc.. count.
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Level 66
Oct 26, 2016
Yeah, is St. Pierre not part of France the same way Guadeloupe or French Guiana is?
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Level 42
Jan 13, 2021
Guadeloupe and French Guiana are overseas regions of France. They have the same status as Mainland France in Europe. Meanwhile, St. Pierre and Miquelon is part of French Overseas Collectivities. They have different status, and they enjoy high autonomy.
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Level 41
May 11, 2022
St Pierre is like Puerto Rico for a US comparison, while French Guiana, Guadeloupe etc. are like Alaska
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Level 28
Jan 21, 2021
he forgot st pierre et miquelon
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Level 65
Oct 26, 2015
lle-de-france does not work.

It should be changed for people who don't have the funny L.

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Level 83
May 11, 2016
It does work, and what funny L?
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Level 89
Jul 29, 2018
You know. Lle de France.
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Level 67
Oct 26, 2016
Funny "L" is juste an uppercase i with an accent .. it is "île" in lowercase, whitch means "island"
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Level 66
Oct 27, 2015
What about St. Pierre et Miquelon? What's the deal with those?
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Level 17
Oct 28, 2015
they're not french régions they're french isles.
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Level 25
Oct 26, 2016
*Collectivities
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Level 56
Oct 27, 2015
Too Euro-centric.
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Level 48
Apr 22, 2021
lol
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Level 53
Jun 26, 2022
But it includes the non-European regions!
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Level 43
Apr 15, 2016
100 % ! easy
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Level 71
May 30, 2016
What about French Polynesia, or New Caledonia?
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Level 71
May 30, 2016
And isn't Corsica an Overseas Region?
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Level 43
Aug 12, 2016
No, Corsica is in metropolitan France, the overseas regions it's very very...far
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Level 70
Mar 1, 2020
Over the sea.. (now start singing, I know you can't help it!)
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Level 43
Aug 12, 2016
(for Devvik2) = Overseas Regions
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Level 56
Apr 6, 2020
New Caledonia is an autonomous country under French sovereignty, with its own government, institutions, and citizenship (New Caledonians are both Caledonian and French citizens). French Polynesia is an Overseas Collectivity, with more autonomy than the Overseas Region and proper institutions and government, but there is still a "Haut Commissaire de la République" (a governor) who rules in the name of the French State, so it's not an autonomous country like NC is. But both aren't French regions as the overseas regions fully are. Still, like the others Overseas Territories (the likes of Wallis and Futuna or St Pierre and Miquelon), they have deputies at the Assemblée Nationale in Paris.
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Level 24
Apr 8, 2020
Thanks for explaining
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Level 84
Jun 29, 2016
Haven't the metro regions changed? As far as I know, some of them were merged, like both Normandies (now there's only one Normandy).
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Level ∞
Jun 29, 2016
Yes, but they haven't all been given new names yet. Waiting for that to happen to update the quiz. Should be final by October 1st.
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Level 60
Jul 22, 2016
Will the map and map quiz be updated then?
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Level ∞
Jul 23, 2016
Yes
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Level 70
Mar 1, 2020
I always wonder do you have some sort of planboard where you write all of this down? Must be quite a big administration! (Besides the making of quizzes the research beforehandand dealing with all the nitpickers,) keeping track of which quiz will need to be updated when!

Now I imagine a room where all the walls are covered with printouts and rough draughts of quizzes, Wikipedia pages, population charts, pieces if string going from one subject to another. And piles of encyclopedia all around the room ofcourse. One wall dedication to charts and satelite images. Another with graphs number and pie-charts.

Ok I'll stop now, it is turning into a movie haha. I could see it vividly :) ooo and ofcourse, winding between the bookpiles a tiny track for a little train, which can bring in drinks and snacks :D

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Level 62
Jul 3, 2021
In my mind, "Quizmaster" is a big clanking robot.
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Level 77
Aug 16, 2016
If just "Provence" is enough, why not just "Cote d'Azur"?
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Level 69
Oct 26, 2016
Seconded. Strangely, 'cote d' azure' was accepted, so I needed to type an extra 'e'.
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Level ∞
Oct 27, 2016
Fixed
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Level 90
Mar 20, 2019
Côte d'Azur still doesn't work.
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Level ∞
Mar 20, 2019
Fixed for real
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Level 69
Mar 29, 2019
It still doesn't work
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Level ∞
Mar 29, 2019
Yes it does
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Level 90
Sep 17, 2021
No, it doesn't
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Level 59
Apr 30, 2023
Gaslighting QM, round 1
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Level 43
Oct 28, 2016
Thanks for the 5 points !
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Level 18
Jun 8, 2018
Can you please accept "Occitania" for Occitanie?
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Level 81
Aug 7, 2018
I didn't know about this reorganization. It's barbarous. How can you scrap regions like Champagne or Lorraine or Alsace or the Pays d'Oc? It's worse than the Local Govt Act 1972 in England and Wales, and that's saying something. The sooner it's reversed the better.
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Level 45
Apr 21, 2019
Well, it was a mess before, and it's a mess now.

... Everything's a mess now anyway.

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Level 36
Jun 29, 2019
They still haven't got Brittany right. The historic capital Nantes/Naoned and the rest of the Loire-Atlantique departement has been stuck in Pays de la Loire since the regions were established.
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Level 45
Apr 21, 2019
Someone knows where I can get the same but for the old regions ?

I still hadn't learned them when we changed it.

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Level 44
Dec 28, 2019
18/18 1:33 left. Not bad :P
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Level 50
Apr 6, 2020
The answer "Bourgogne-Franche-Comté" is not accepted, although it's the right answer.
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Level ∞
Apr 6, 2020
I pasted directly from your comment and it worked for me.
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Level 61
Apr 6, 2020
st pierre and miquelon
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Level 61
Mar 22, 2024
It's not an overseas department stupid
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Level 55
Nov 8, 2020
it's not NormandY and BretanY it's Normandie and Bretagne pls
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Level 42
Jan 15, 2021
Normandy and Brittany are the English names of Normandie and Bretagne.
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Level 83
Dec 19, 2022
I hope the original person also refers to 'London' in French instead of 'Londres'
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Level 79
Jan 29, 2021
I want to KICK myself for missing Corsica.
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Level 81
Feb 9, 2022
Of Corse you do ;)
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Level 79
Jan 29, 2021
Surprised Nord-Pas-de-Calais isn't here.
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Level 41
May 11, 2022
No longer exists as a region
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Level 55
Mar 19, 2021
Can you please accept "Central Loire" for Centre-Val de loire?
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Level 25
Nov 4, 2021
It makes no sense though, it isn't named like this for "being the middle of Loire", it's named like this for being a fusion of "Centre" (meaning the middle of France), and "Val de Loire".

It's as absurd as asking for "The North in Carolina" to be counted as North Carolina on a US states quiz...

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Level 59
Sep 29, 2021
As I didn't know much about the regions of France I thought I could probably learn something.

I gave up on that, this aren't names, this are full sentences...

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Level 53
Jul 4, 2022
EXPLANATION OF QUIZ:

This is of the regions of France, which are similar to US states or Canadian provinces. The overseas regions are governed as part of France, similar to how Hawaii and Alaska are governed as part of the USA, and there are six territories similar to Puerto Rico or Guam:

New Caledonia 🇳🇨

French Polynesia 🇵🇫

Wallis and Futuna 🇼🇫

Saint-Martin 🇲🇫

Saint-Pierre and Miquelon 🇵🇲

Saint Barthelemy 🇧🇱.

These are not regions, these are territories.

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Level 61
Feb 17, 2023
12/18 quite hard
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Level 63
Aug 4, 2023
This quiz is nice, but I would have definitely preferred if the overseas regions were included in the SVG. This could have been done through putting 5 boxes at the bottom of the SVG and including a map of each of these regions in those boxes.
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Level 49
Sep 16, 2023
Please accept Occitania for Occitanie.
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Level 67
Nov 22, 2023
I used to know the regions, but then they changed what the regions were! It'll happen to you!
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Level 25
Apr 23, 2024
If anybody is even still active on this I'm trying to learn subdivisions and I'm confused on all the dashes between words in these regions and why the quiz accepts the word before the dash and after.
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Level 10
Apr 23, 2024
as French guy it was impossible to see other guys than french beating me so I was so focused to do the best time I was quite forgot Corse and I loose 1 and a half of a minut
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Level 25
Jun 27, 2024
Occitania, not Occitanie is how it is listed in American media, can you please fix this.