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  Regions of France
This region, which lies on the left bank of the Rhine, links France to Germany and its position, in the European context, is of special significance.
This was France’s major industrial region in the 19th century (thanks to the coal and textile industries) and the most heavily populated.
The main feature of the region’s economy is the considerable development of the Lower Seine with its two major ports of Le Havre and Rouen (France’s 2nd and 5th largest) and their industries (oil refining, chemicals, motor vehicles).
www.ambafrance-au.org /article.php3?id_article=439   (1606 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Pays de la Loire
It is one of these regions of France created in the late 20th century to serve as an hinterland and zone of influence for its capital, Nantes, one of a handful so-called "balancing metropoleis" (métropoles d'équilibre)¹.
Le Mans {luh mahn'} is the préfecture (capital) of the Sarthe département in the Loire Valley of northwestern France, with a population of 146,105 (1999).
It is one of these régions of France created in the late 20th century to serve as an hinterland and zone of influence for its capital, Nantes, one of a handful so-called "balancing metropolises" (métropoles d'équilibre)¹.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Pays_de_la_Loire   (2581 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Limousin
In France, the president of the regional council is the elected official who heads the conseil régional of a région, a state-level territory.
The limousine car is named after the region because the inhabitants wore a hood with a profile perceived to be similar to that of the car.
France geography stubs France is divided into 26 régions: 21 of these are in the continental part of metropolitan France, one is Corse 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...
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Limousin   (1465 words)

  
 Embassy of France in the US - Coastal regions of France
France is one of the very few countries in Europe or indeed the world to have long coastlines facing three different seas: the Channel and the North Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean.
France’s coasts and the civilizations of the coastal regions have played a major role in forming the French nation, but very probably not as much as might sometimes have been hoped.
France’s window on these hives of activity, the Channel and North Sea coasts are also deeply marked by their age-old maritime traditions and the proximity of Paris.
www.info-france-usa.org /atoz/coastalregion.asp   (2472 words)

  
 Regions of France - Belle France Walking & Cycling Holidays
France is full of captivating places to visit; in fact it would be hard to see everything France has to offer in a lifetime.
In France, the landscapes range from the beautiful coasts of Brittany to rugged hills of Provence, from the lushly wooded valleys of the Dordogne to the snow-capped peaks of the Alps.
France has a lot of coastline, and Brittany is a perennial favourite, offering 800 miles of rocky coastline with numerous bays, busy little fishing villages and broad sandy beaches.
www.bellefrance.co.uk /regions.php   (827 words)

  
 The Population of the Major Cities and Agglomerations of Countries in Europe
The provinces and regions of Finland and all municipalities exceeding 20,000 inhabitants (26+52kb).
The regions of France and all French agglomerations exceeding 20,000 inhabitants (59+82kb).
The regions of Iceland and all municipalities exceeding 2,000 inhabitants (14+13kb).
www.citypopulation.de /Europe.html   (849 words)

  
  France: Regions   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Region Midi-Pyrénées lost the department of Pyrénées-Orientales, transferred to Languedoc (later renamed Languedoc-Roussillon), and the department of Basses-Pyrénées (later renamed Pyrénées-Atlantiques), was transferred to Aquitaine.
Changing the name of a region is also complicated, because it requires the agreement of all departments in the region and of all other regions and departments.
The distinction between the flag of the region (as an entity) and the flag of the Regional Council (as an assembly) is not very clear, except when there is a specific writing on the flag.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/fr-reg.html   (1031 words)

  
 France's Wine Growing Regions
And the climate in France is correspondingly cooler.
The region is primarily known for its red wines, which are often popularly referred to as clarets.
The climate of the region is relatively cool downriver because of the maritime influence of the ocean.
www.lacasadevino.com /basics/reg_france.html   (1146 words)

  
 Regions and Departments - France.com
Each département is administered by a Conseil Général elected for six years, and by a préfet appointed by the French government and assisted by one or more sous-préfets based in district centres outside the departmental capital.
They were also designed to deliberately break up France's historical regions in an attempt to erase cultural differences and build a more homogeneous nation.
Reorganisations of the Paris region (1968) and the division of Corsica (1975) have added a further seven départements, raising the total to one hundred - including the four overseas départements d'outre-mer (DOM) of Guyane (French Guiana) in South America, Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Caribbean Sea, and Réunion in the Indian Ocean.
www.france.com /docs/104.html   (572 words)

  
 The Regions of France - A short guide and overview
This is an attractive region with plenty of large coniferous forests on and near the Ardennes and the Vosges mountains (which are quite similar to the Black Forest in Germany).
The climate on France's Atlantic coast is generally mild to warm; and although rain cannot be excluded even in summer, the clouds often pass over the coastal region, before breaking over the hills further inland.
Betwen the Pyrenees and the southern flank of the Massif Central, southwest France is in summer a land of warm rolling hills and valleys, a rich agricultural area famous for its abundant crops and cereals.
gitelink.com /regions.htm   (2836 words)

  
 France : Planning a Trip : Regions in Brief | Frommers.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A "grand tour" of France is nearly impossible for the visitor who doesn't have a lifetime to explore.
Ile De France (Including Paris) -- The Ile de France is an island only in the sense that rivers -- with odd-sounding names such as Essonne, Epte, Aisne, Eure, and Ourcq -- and a handful of canals delineate its boundaries (about an 81km/50-mile radius from the center of Paris).
Brittany -- Jutting into the Atlantic, the westernmost (and one of the poorest) regions of France is known for its rocky coastlines, Celtic roots, frequent rain, and ancient dialect, akin to the Gaelic tongues of Wales and Ireland.
www.frommers.com /destinations/france/0223020814.html   (1870 words)

  
 France Regions, France Landscapes
Nord-Pas de Calais is one of the 26 regions of France.
Brittany, an important region of France, is a former independent kingdom and duchy.
Regions such as Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana and Reunion are four régions of France, which also function as départements d'outre-mer (DOM).
www.mapsofworld.com /france/travel/regions-and-landscapes.html   (346 words)

  
 Map of France - Physical, political and road maps of France Atlas, France Atlas
Map of France is a French Atlas site dedicated to providing royalty free maps of France, maps of French cities and links of maps to buy.
This is an atlas and map of France, showing all of the regions (or autonomous communities).
You can click on any of the regions to see a detailed map for the region, or click here for a large map of France.
www.map-of-france.co.uk   (305 words)

  
 France - Where can I go - English language assistants abroad - British Council - Language Assistants   (Site not responding. Last check: )
France provides an astonishing variety of landscapes, architecture and food, and the opportunity to integrate into the local community in rural areas or to experience life in one of its many captivating cities.
Posts in the academies (regions) of Aix-Marseille, Montpellier, Toulouse and Bordeaux are often in small towns in rural areas where public transport may be limited.
The south of France, outre-mer and Paris are the most popular first-choice regions, so competition is particularly tough.
www.britishcouncil.org /vi/languageassistants-france.htm   (598 words)

  
 Regions of France   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bordering Italy, the region encompasses the lower foothills of the Alps and a a hinterland of steep, forested hills.
This region stretches from the Pyrenees in the South to Bordeaux in the North where the wine alone is enough to draw in many English settlers.
Throughout much of this region the snowcapped chain of the Pyrenees is visible to the South making it a spectacular place to live.
www.burnyourbonus.co.uk /france/regions.html   (966 words)

  
 NYLearns.org -- Welcome to NYLearns.org!
In order to learn about six major regions of France, students will pretend that their family has received a free two-week vacation to the region of their choice.
They must decide what their family's priorities are and research each region to find out which region would be the best for their family to visit.
Having the students do a cursory investigation of all six regions assured that they had an initial exposure to the regions that they should be familiar with.
www.nylearns.org /content/view_content.asp?ContentID=38840   (1168 words)

  
 France travel guide
France is one of the top five tourist destinations in the world.
The north of the region stretches towards the flatter Loire valley.
The regional capital is Clermont Ferrand, and the small city of Le Puy en Velay, with its historic churches perched on volcanic pinnacles, is one of the most surprising cities in France
www.world66.com /europe/france   (719 words)

  
 Égide - French society: Regions of France
This regional structure was set up in 1982 to decentralize certain government functions and to facilitate a more even spread of opportunity throughout the country.
Visitors to the major agricultural show (Salon de l'Agriculture) held in Paris every February are struck by the broad cultural diversity among the regions of France, typified by traditional cuisines, regional costumes and folk dances.
All the French regions participate in the show, and this can be an excellent opportunity to try some of the lesser-known local specialities (cheeses, cakes, cold meats, etc.).
www.egide.asso.fr /uk/guide/connaitre/regions   (268 words)

  
 Top 10 Regions of France - TripAdvisor
What makes France one of the first holiday destinations in the world is probably the variety that can be found across its regions, coupled with authenticity.
Auvergne is a central region of France, where the "puys" (extinct volcanoes) and their natural surroundings offer great opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.
Located in the Northwest of France, Normandy is famous for the June 6, 1944 landings by the allied forces on its beaches.
www.tripadvisor.com /GoListDetail-i176-Top_10_Regions_of_France.html   (674 words)

  
 Nord-Pas-de-Calais - Regions of France - Northern France   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nord-Pas-de-Calais - Regions of France - Northern France
Located in the very north of France, sharing a border with Belgium, and just a small leap across the Channel from England, the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region features a variety of interesting landscapes, ranging from meadows and marshlands to woodier areas with forests and lovely hills.
Visitors to the region will delight in the fairs, fêtes, parades, carnivals and fanfares that are held regularly here.
www.sprachcaffe.com /magyar/tanulas_kulfoldon/orszag/france/regions_of_france_nord_pas_de_calais.htm   (249 words)

  
 France - Cities And Regions
France - Cities And Regions Overview - Famous for art and architecture, food and wine, France is one of the world’s most beautiful and historical countries.
Ile De France and Paris - Defined by boundaries of rivers and canals, the Ile de France region is the area surrounding the capitol city of...
The Basque Country and The Atlantic Coast - The Pyrenees Mountains form Spain and France’s border, and the region at its feet (on the France side, of course)...
beginnersguide.com /france/france-cities-and-regions   (232 words)

  
 Slow Travel France - map of regions and departments
France is divided into communes, departments and regions.
Regions existed in some form originally (pre-French Revolution), then were disbanded and replaced by departments, but in 1982 were brought back.
This map shows the official 22 regions of France with the French names (these regions were set in 1972).
www.slowtrav.com /france/maps/regions.htm   (558 words)

  
 The regions of France
France is divided into 22 administrative regions, which are then divided into departments.
Each region has its own character, traditions, cuisine and often wines.
Click on the region's name for more information, each page shows a map of France with the position of region.
www.france-pub.com /list_regions.html   (111 words)

  
 Regions of France
The quintessential image of Normandy is of a lush, pastoral region of apple orchards and contented cows, cider and pungent cheese - but the region also spans the windswept beaches of the Cotentin and the wooded banks of the Seine valley.
This region may seem incomparably rich in all the ingredients for a good holiday - uncluttered landscapes, empty roads, clean rivers and good regional cuisine - but the economy is fragile.
The region's oldest inhabitants, the Basque people, have maintained their own language and culture, and their resorts of Bayonne, Biarritz and St-Jean de Luz reflect this, looking to the sea and to summer visitors for their livelihood.
www.ius.edu /French/Franceregions.html   (2438 words)

  
 Voyage En France Web Quest   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Let's travel through the beautiful regions of France to visit the quaint towns and lovely cities she has to offer.
Your team will arrange transportation to France and to 4 locations you visit while you are there, find lodging for the different places you will visit, and plan your daily activities for each location.
First, you will be assigned to a team and your team will be assigned a region of France on which to report.
www.socs.k12.in.us /schools/ovhs/School_web/voyage_en_france.htm   (651 words)

  
 PopulationData.net : Open Directory Project > Regional> Europe> France> Travel and Tourism> Travel Services> Tour ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
France - The French Way - French specialist who can help with accommodation requirements and design individual itineraries for holidays in France..
France Legends - California-based tour operator to various regions of France.
Tour de France - Individualized tours to Paris and other regions of France, both self-drive and escorted..
www.populationdata.net /annuaire/odp.php?browse=/Regional/Europe/France/Travel_and_Tourism/Travel_Services/Tour_Operators   (777 words)

  
 Holidays and Accommodation in the Wine Regions of France
Wine tasting in stunning chateaux and shopping for cases of the local tipple at excellent prices, are two of the main reasons for travelling to the wine regions, but you don’t need to drink to enjoy the areas and their natural beauty.
Each of the regions is easily reached by car from any of the French ports, but to enable you to really explore France at your own pace and to your own itinerary we also offer hotels en-route in the Champagne region, Paris, Normandy and Brittany.
The region is beautiful all year round, the mountains are snow-capped until spring and in summer the open countryside is ideal for walking and cycling.
www.allezfrance.com /docs/wine_regions/default.aspx   (402 words)

  
 Regions Of France - Great UK Deals
France is the diversity it has to offer; each region has its own unique landscape, individual charms and gastronomic specialities.
France are the Vosges in Alsace and Lorraine, the Jura and Alps along the borders with Switzerland and Italy, the Pyrenees...
France that for years, Kent has enjoyed a 'special relationship' with the Nord Pas de Calais region.
www.findspot.com /regions-of-france.htm   (187 words)

  
 The Regions of France
The western part of North East France is undulating country, with small towns, lots of rivers, and plenty of attractive countryside.
The central part of the region is flatter and, near the Belgian border, partly industrial.
This is an attractive region with plenty of large coniferous forests on and near the Vosges mountains (which are quite similar to the Black Forest in Germany).
about-france.com /regions.htm   (2672 words)

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