France:-  Maps

Glossary Entry
France is a Republic divided into 26 regions and 101 departments (in 2011), 4 of which are overseas. 
Located in Western Europe, France has 3,427 km of coastline and is bordered, clockwise from the north,
by Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Spain and Andorra. France covers
544,435 km² and has a population of 60,185,831. Paris is the capital of France.
Figure 1 shows a map of France including regions, regional prefectures, Paris and bordering countries

Figure 1 shows a map of France including regions, regional prefectures, Paris and bordering countries.

 


Figure 1 - France within its administrative borders, its regions and prefectures (BRGM map)

Figures 2 and 3 show a map of France's 96 departments and a map of the world showing France and its overseas territories and departments.


Figure 2 - France and its departments (BRGM map)

 

 

 




Figure 3 France and its overseas territories and départments (BRGM map)

 

1.    Other maps

Other maps available online are listed below, grouped by category.

General maps

 

Multimap
http://www.multimap.com/

The CIA World Factbook
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

Adminet
www.adminet.fr

Specific pages:
Regional maps:
http://www.adminet.fr/regions.html

French Map Observatory
http://www.adminet.fr/observatoire-cartes.html

CNRS. List of Internet links by region
http://www.urec.cnrs.fr/annuaire/cartes/index.shtml

Quid. Administrative map of France
http://www.quid.fr/france.html?zoom=2

IGN : French National Geographic Institute
http://www.ign.fr

Waste-, soil- and water-related maps


Geological Map
http://www.brgm.fr/cartegeol.jsp

 

BASIAS. Map of inventoried derelict industrial sites (brownfields)
http://basias.brgm.fr/images/Basias_2009.gif

 

BASOL. Map of inventoried contaminated sites
http://basol.ecologie.gouv.fr/recherche.php

 

Numerical data for the Auvergne region
http://cataldo-auvergne.brgm.fr

Numerical data for the Pays de la Loire region
http://pal.brgm.fr

Geographical information system (GIS) for mineral resources in French Guiana
http://gisguyane.brgm.fr

Information system for groundwater management in Aquitaine
http://sigesaqi.brgm.fr

2.    Key Technical Terms

Term

Description

Départements d’outre-mer (DOM)

Overseas departments

Territoire d’outre-mer (TOM)

Overseas territories

3.    French overseas departements

No.

Department

Prefecture

Location

971

Guadeloupe

Basse-Terre

West Indies

972

Martinique

Fort-de-France

West Indies

973

French Guiana

Cayenne

South America

974

Réunion

St Denis

Indian Ocean

975

Mayotte (in 2011)

Mayotte

Indian Ocean

4.    French overseas Territories

Overseas Territory

Main city

Localisation

New Caledonia

Nouméa

Melanesia

French Polynesia

Papeete

Polynesia

Wallis and Futuna

 

Oceania

5.    French Local authorities

Local authority

Main city

Localisation

St Pierre and Miquelon

St Pierre

Northern Atlantic

French Southern and Antarctic Lands

 

Antarctica

6.     French RegionS, including regional prefectures and departments

Regions

Prefectures

Departments

Alsace

Strasbourg

Bas-Rhin (67), Haut-Rhin (68)

Aquitaine

Bordeaux

Dordogne (24), Gironde (33), Landes (40), Lot-et-Garonne (47), Pyrénées-Atlantiques (64)

Auvergne

Clermont-Ferrand

Allier (3), Cantal (15), Haute-Loire (43), Puy-de-Dôme (63)

Basse-Normandie

Caen

Calvados (14), Manche (50), Orne (61)

Bourgogne

Dijon

Côte-d'Or (21), Nièvre (58), Saône-et-Loire (71), Yonne (89)

Bretagne

Rennes

Côtes d'Armor (22), Finistère (29), Ille-et-Vilaine (35), Morbihan (56)

Centre

Orléans

Cher (18), Eure-et-Loir (28), Indre (36), Indre-et-Loire (37) Loir-et-Cher (41), Loiret (45)

Champagne-Ardenne

Châlons-en-Champagne

Ardennes (8), Aube (10), Marne (51), Haute-Marne (52)

Corse

Ajaccio

Corse-du-Sud (2A), Haute-Corse (2B)

Franche-Comté

Besançon

Doubs (25), Jura (39), Haute-Saône (70), Territoire-de-Belfort (90)

Haute-Normandie

Rouen

Eure (27), Seine-Maritime (76),

Ile-de-France

Paris

Paris (75), Seine-et-Marne (77), Yvelines (78), Essonne (91), Hauts-de-Seine (92), Seine-Saint-Denis (93), Val-de-Marne (94), Val-d'Oise (95)

Languedoc-Roussillon

Montpellier

Aude (11), Gard (30), Hérault (34), Lozère (48), Pyrénées-Orientales (66)

Limousin

Limoges

Corrèze (19), Creuse (23), Haute-Vienne (87)

Lorraine

Metz

Meurthe-et-Moselle (54), Meuse (55), Moselle (57), Vosges (88)

Midi-Pyrénées

Toulouse

Ariège (9), Aveyron (12), Haute-Garonne (31), Gers (32), Lot (46), Hautes-Pyrénées (65), Tarn (81), Tarn-et-Garonne (82)

Nord-Pas de Calais

Lille

Nord (59), Pas-de-Calais (62)

Pays de la Loire

Nantes

Loire-Atlantique (44), Maine-et-Loire (49), Mayenne (53), Sarthe (72), Vendée (85)

Picardie

Amiens

Aisne (2), Oise (60), Somme (80)

Poitou-Charentes

Poitiers

Charente (16), Charente-Maritime (17), Deux-Sèvres (79), Vienne (86)

Provence–Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Marseille

Alpes de Haute Provence (4), Hautes-Alpes (5), Alpes-Maritimes (6), Bouches-du-Rhône (13), Var (83), Vaucluse (84)

Rhône-Alpes

Lyon

Ain (1), Ardèche (7), Drôme (26), Isère (38), Loire (42), Rhône (69), Savoie (73), Haute-Savoie (74)

 

 

Authors
Jean François Brunet
BRGM, France

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