the departments
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Continental France is divided into 94 administrative departments, numbered 1 to 95, excepting 20. There is no department 20. The former department 20 is now departments 2a and 2b, which are the island of Corsica.


The department is the key territorial unit of France; it corresponds to a county in the UK, a canton in Switzerland, in German its Landkreis, or a province in Spain.

Departments (Départements) are an intermediate level of administration, smaller than regions (which are comprised of a number of départements), but larger than communes.

The number prefix identifies the département on vehicle registrations, and is the first part of telephone numbers.



The departments are listed alphabetically, not numerically.

01 Ain – Bourg-en-Bresse (Rhône-Alpes)

02 Aisne Laon (Picardie)

03 Allier – Moulins (Auvergne)

04 Alpes-de-Haute-Provence – Digne-les-Bains (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur)

06 Alpes-Maritimes – Nice (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur)

07 Ardèche – Privas (Rhône-Alpes)

08 Ardennes – Charleville-Mézières (Champagne-Ardenne)

09 Ariège – Foix (Midi-Pyrénées)

10 AubeTroyes (Champagne-Ardenne)

11 Aude Carcassonne (Languedoc-Roussillon)

12 Aveyron Rodez (Midi-Pyrénées)

67 Bas-Rhin – Strasbourg (Alsace)

13 Bouches-du-Rhône – Marseille (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur)

14 Calvados – Caen (Basse-Normandie)

15 Cantal Aurillac (Auvergne)

16 CharenteAngoulême ( Poitou-Charentes)

17 Charente-MaritimeLa Rochelle (Poitou-Charentes)

18 Cher – Bourges (Centre)

19 Corrèze – Tulle (Limousin)

21 Côte-d'Or – Dijon (Bourgogne)

22 Côtes-d'Armor – Saint-Brieuc (Bretagne)

23 Creuse – Guéret (Limousin)

79 Deux-Sèvres – Niort (Poitou-Charentes)

24 Dordogne – Périgueux (Aquitaine)

25 Doubs – Besançon (Franche-Comté)

26 Drôme – Valence (Rhône-Alpes)

91 Essonne – Évry (Île-de-France)

27 Eure – Évreux (Haute-Normandie)

28 Eure-et-Loir – Chartres (Centre)

29 Finistère Quimper (Bretagne)

30 Gard – Nîmes (Languedoc-Roussillon)

05 Hautes-Alpes – Gap (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur)

31 Haute-Garonne – Toulouse (Midi-Pyrénées)

43 Haute-Loire – Le Puy-en-Velay (Auvergne)

52 Haute-Marne – Chaumont (Champagne-Ardenne)

65 Hautes-Pyrénées – Tarbes (Midi-Pyrénées)

70 Haute-Saône – Vesoul (Franche-Comté)

74 Haute-SavoieAnnecy (Rhône-Alpes)

87 Haute-Vienne – Limoges (Limousin)

92 Hauts-de-Seine – Nanterre (Île-de-France)

34 Hérault Montpellier (Languedoc-Roussillon)

32 Gers – Auch (Midi-Pyrénées)

33 Gironde – Bordeaux (Aquitaine)

35 Ille-et-Vilaine – Rennes (Bretagne)

36 Indre – Châteauroux (Centre)

37 Indre-et-Loire – Tours (Centre)

38 Isère – Grenoble (Rhône-Alpes)

39 Jura – Lons-le-Saunier (Franche-Comté)

40 Landes – Mont-de-Marsan (Aquitaine)

41 Loir-et-Cher – Blois (Centre)

42 Loire – Saint-Étienne (Rhône-Alpes)

44 Loire-Atlantique – Nantes (Pays de la Loire)

45 Loiret – Orléans (Centre)

46 Lot – Cahors (Midi-Pyrénées)

47 Lot-et-Garonne – Agen (Aquitaine)

48 Lozère – Mende (Languedoc-Roussillon)

49 Maine-et-Loire – Angers (Pays de la Loire)

50 Manche – Saint-Lô (Basse-Normandie)

51 Marne – Châlons-en-Champagne (Champagne-Ardenne)

53 MayenneLaval (Pays de la Loire)

54 Meurthe-et-Moselle – Nancy (Lorraine)

55 Meuse – Bar-le-Duc (Lorraine)

56 Morbihan – Vannes (Bretagne)

57 Moselle – Metz (Lorraine)

58 Nièvre – Nevers (Bourgogne)

59 Nord – Lille (Nord-Pas-de-Calais)

60 Oise – Beauvais (Picardie)

61 Orne – Alençon (Basse-Normandie)

75 Paris (Île-de-France)

62 Pas-de-Calais – Arras (Nord-Pas-de-Calais)

63 Puy-de-Dôme – Clermont-Ferrand (Auvergne)

64 Pyrénées-Atlantiques – Pau (Aquitaine)

66 Pyrénées-Orientales – Perpignan (Languedoc-Roussillon)

68 Haut-Rhin – Colmar (Alsace)

69 Rhône – Lyon (Rhône-Alpes)

71 Saône-et-Loire – Mâcon (Bourgogne)

72 SartheLe Mans (Pays de la Loire)

73 Savoie – Chambéry (Rhône-Alpes)

77 Seine-et-Marne – Melun (Île-de-France)

76 Seine-Maritime – Rouen (Haute-Normandie)

93 Seine-Saint-Denis – Bobigny (Île-de-France)

80 Somme – Amiens (Picardie)

81 Tarn – Albi (Midi-Pyrénées)

82 Tarn-et-Garonne – Montauban (Midi-Pyrénées)

90 Territoire de Belfort – Belfort (Franche-Comté)

94 Val-de-Marne – Créteil (Île-de-France)

95 Val-d'Oise – Pontoise (Île-de-France)

83 Var – Toulon (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur)

84 Vaucluse Avignon (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur)

85 Vendée – La Roche-sur-Yon (Pays de la Loire)

86 Vienne – Poitiers (Poitou-Charentes)

88 Vosges – Épinal (Lorraine)

89 Yonne – Auxerre (Bourgogne)

78 Yvelines – Versailles (Île-de-France)






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