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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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
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Level 73
Sep 10, 2015
100% with 2 and a half centuries left!
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Level 81
Sep 11, 2015
Sacre bleu!
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Level 19
Oct 23, 2015
There are 27 regions of France how many can you name?

I can name 1.

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Level 55
May 14, 2017
Why just three? Bretagne, Centre, Ile de France, Pays de la Loire, Corse and Provence Alp Cote d'Azur did not change (names)...
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Level 28
Jan 20, 2019
@WorldGeography I couldn't name a single one!

Get the French Badge, I said to myself, it'll be easy I said.

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Level 69
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 55
Oct 23, 2015
You could also add the overseas collectivities, such as "Saint Pierre and Miquelon".
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Level 55
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 73
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 43
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 65
Oct 26, 2016
Yeah, is St. Pierre not part of France the same way Guadeloupe or French Guiana is?
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Level 59
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 77
May 11, 2016
It does work, and what funny L?
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Level 82
Jul 29, 2018
You know. Lle de France.
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Level 64
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 65
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 28
Oct 26, 2016
*Collectivities
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Level 53
Oct 27, 2015
Too Euro-centric.
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Level 44
Apr 15, 2016
100 % ! easy
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Level 62
May 30, 2016
What about French Polynesia, or New Caledonia?
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Level 62
May 30, 2016
And isn't Corsica an Overseas Region?
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Level 44
Aug 12, 2016
No, Corsica is in metropolitan France, the overseas regions it's very very...far
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Level 67
Mar 1, 2020
Over the sea.. (now start singing, I know you can't help it!)
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Level 44
Aug 12, 2016
(for Devvik2) = Overseas Regions
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Level 58
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 26
Apr 8, 2020
Thanks for explaining
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Level 79
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 64
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 67
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 82
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 84
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 57
Mar 29, 2019
It still doesn't work
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Level ∞
Mar 29, 2019
Yes it does
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Level 44
Oct 28, 2016
Thanks for the 5 points !
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Level 20
Jun 8, 2018
Can you please accept "Occitania" for Occitanie?
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Level 74
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 46
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 41
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 46
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 27
Dec 28, 2019
18/18 1:33 left. Not bad :P
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Level 44
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 35
Apr 6, 2020
st pierre and miquelon
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Level 15
Nov 8, 2020
it's not NormandY and BretanY it's Normandie and Bretagne pls