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The French departments are grouped into metropolitan and overseas regions.

The numbers before the department are the official code and can be seen on car registration plates and postcodes.

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Départements de France (Préfecture) - sous-préfectures

The capital city of a département is called the préfecture.

Départements are then divided into arrondissements, with the capital city of an arrondissement called the sous-préfecture.

01

Ain (Bourg-en-Bresse) - Belley, Gex and Nantua.

02

Aisne (Laon) - Chateau-Thierry, Saint-Quentin, Soissons and Vervins.

03

Allier (Moulins) - Montlucon and Vichy.

04

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (Digne-les-Bains) - Barcelonnette, Castellane and Forcalquier.

05

Hautes-Alpes (Gap) - Briancon.

06

Alpes-Maritimes (Nice) - Grasse.

07

Ardeche (Privas) - Largentiere and Tournon.

08

Ardennes (Charleville-Mezieres) - Rethel, Sedan and Vouziers.

09

Ariege (Foix) - Pamiers and Saint-Girons.

10

Aube (Troyes) - Bar-sur-Aube and Nogent-sur-Seine.

11

Aude (Carcassonne) - Limoux and Narbonne.

12

Aveyron (Rodez) - Millau and Villefranche-de-Rouergue.

13

Bouches-du-Rhone (Marseille) - Aix-en-Provence, Arles and Istres.

14

Calvados (Caen) - Bayeux, Lisieux and Vire.

15

Cantal (Aurillac) - Mauriac and Saint-Flour.

16

Charente (Angouleme) - Cognac and Confolens.

17

Charente-Maritime (La Rochelle) - Jonzac, Rochefort, Saintes and Saint-Jean d'Angely.

18

Cher (Bourges) - Saint-Amand-Montrond and Vierzon.

19

Correze (Tulle) - Brive-la-Gailarde and Ussel.

2A

Corse-du-Sud (Ajaccio) - Sartène.

2B

Haute-Corse (Bastia) - Calvi and Corte.

21

Côte-d’Or (Dijon) - Beaune and Montbard.

22

Côtes-d’Armor (Saint-Brieuc) - Dinan, Guingamp and Lannion.

23

Creuse (Guéret) - Aubusson.

24

Dordogne (Périgueux) - Bergerac, Nontron and Sarlat-la-Caneda.

25

Doubs (Besancon) - Montbeliard and Pontarlier.

26

Drome (Valence) - Die and Nyons.

27

Eure (Evreux) - Les Andelys and Bernay.

28

Eure-et-Loir (Chartres) - Chateaudun, Dreux and Nogent-le-Rotrou.

29

Finistere (Quimper) - Brest, Chateaulin and Morlaix.

30

Gard (Nimes) - Ales and Le Vigan.

31

Haute-Garonne (Toulouse) - Murat and Saint-Gaudens.

32

Gers (Auch) - Condom and Mirande.

33

Gironde (Bordeaux) - Blaye, Langon, Lesparre-Medoc and Libourne.

34

Herault (Montpellier) - Lodeve and Beziers.

35

Ille-et-Vilaine (Rennes) - Fougeres, Redon and Saint-Malo.

36

Indre (Chateauroux) - Le Blanc, La Chatre and Issoudun.

37

Indre-et-Loire (Tours) - Chinon and Loches.

38

Isere (Grenoble) - La Tour-du-Pin and Vienne.

39

Jura (Lons-le-Saunier) - Dole and Saint-Claude.

40

Landes (Mont-de-Marsan) - Dax.

41

Loir-et-Cher (Blois) - Romorantin-Lanthenay and Vendeme.

42

Loire (Saint-Etienne) - Montbrison and Roanne.

43

Haute-Loire (Le Puy) - Brioude and Yssingeaux.

44

Loire-Atlantique (Nantes) - Ancenis, Chateaubriand and Saint-Nazaire.

45

Loiret (Orleans) - Montargis and Pithiviers.

46

Lot (Cahors) - Figeac and Gourdon.

47

Lot-et-Garonne (Agen) - Marmande, Nérac and Villeneuve-sur-Lot.

48

Lozère (Mende) - Florac.

49

Maine-et-Loire (Angers) - Cholet, Saumur and Segré.

50

Manche (Saint-Lo) - Avranches, Cherbourg and Coutances.

51

Marne (Chalons-en-Champagne) - Epernay, Reims, Sainte-Menehould and Vitry-le-Francois.

52

Haute-Marne (Chaumont) - Langres and Saint-Dizier.

53

Mayenne (Laval) - Chateau-Gontier and Mayenne.

54

Meurthe-et-Moselle (Nancy) - Briey, Lunéville and Toul.

55

Meuse (Bar-le-Duc) - Commercy and Verdun.

56

Morbihan (Vannes) - Lorient and Pontivy.

57

Moselle (Metz) - Boulay-Moselle, Chateau-Salins, Forbach, Sarrebourg, Sarreguemines and Thionville.

58

Nièvre (Nevers) - Chateau-Chinon, Clamecy and Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire.

59

Nord (Lille) - Avesnes-sur-Helpe, Cambrai, Douai, Dunkirk and Valenciennes.

60

Oise (Beauvais) - Clermont, Compiègne and Senlis.

61

Orne (Alencon) - Argentan and Mortagne-au-Perche.

62

Pas-de-Calais (Arras) - Bethune, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Calais, Lens, Montreuil and Saint-Omer.

63

Puy-de-Dome (Clermont-Ferrand) - Ambert, Issoire, Riom and Thiers.

64

Pyrenees-Atlantiques (Pau) - Bayonne and Oloron-Sainte-Marie.

65

Hautes-Pyrénées (Tarbes) - Argeles-Gazost and Bagnères-de-Bigorre.

66

Pyrénées-Orientales (Perpignan) - Céret and Prades.

67

Bas-Rhin (Strasbourg) - Haguenau, Molsheim, Saverne, Selestat and Wissembourg.

68

Haut-Rhin (Colmar) - Altkirch, Guebwiller, Mulhouse, Ribeauvillé and Thann.

69

Rhone (Lyon) - Villefranche-sur-Saone.

70

Haute-Saone (Vesoul) - Lure.

71

Saone-et-Loire (Macon) - Autun, Chalon-sur-Saone, Charolles and Louhans.

72

Sarthe (Le Mans) - La Fleche and Mamers.

73

Savoie (Chambery) - Albertville and Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne.

74

Haute-Savoie (Annecy) - Bonneville, Saint-Julien-en-Genevois and Thonon-les-Bains.

75

Ville-de-Paris (Paris)

76

Seine-Maritime (Rouen) - Dieppe and Le Havre.

77

Seine-et-Marne (Melun) - Fontainebleau, Meaux, Provins and Torcy.

78

Yvelines (Versailles) - Mantes-la-Jolie, Rambouillet and Saint-Germain-en-Laye.

79

Deux-Sevres (Niort) - Bressuire and Parthenay.

80

Somme (Amiens) - Abbeville, Montdidier and Peronne.

81

Tarn (Albi) - Castres.

82

Tarn-et-Garonne (Montauban) - Castelsarrasin.

83

Var (Toulon) - Brignoles and Draguignan.

84

Vaucluse (Avignon) - Apt and Carpentras.

85

Vendée (La Roche-sur-Yon) - Fontenay-le-Comte and Les Sables-d'Olonne.

86

Vienne (Poitiers) - Chatellerault and Montmorillon.

87

Haute-Vienne (Limoges) - Bellac and Rochechouart.

88

Vosges (Epinal) - Neufchateau and Saint-Die.

89

Yonne (Auxerre) - Avallon and Sens.

90

Territoire de Belfort (Belfort).

91

Essonne (Evry) - Etampes and Palaiseau.

92

Hauts-de-Seine (Nanterre) - Antony and Boulogne-Billancourt.

93

Seine-Saint-Denis (Bobigny) - Le Raincy.

94

Val-de-Marne (Creteil) - L'Hay-les-Roses and Nogent-sur-Marne.

95

Val-d’Oise (Pontoise) - Argenteuil and Montmorency.

DOM-TOM

Often abbreviated to DOM-TOM (départements d'outre-mer, territoires d'outre-mer), the French Overseas Departments and Territories are the French-administered territories outside of Europe.

971 Guadeloupe (Basse-Terre)

972 Martinique (Fort-de-France)

973 Guyane (Cayenne)

974 La Reunion (Saint-Denis)


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