these are the final figures from the Insee as at 1 January 2014 published Saturday in the official Journal (OJ).
What are the 65.9 million people who lived in metropolitan France and four overseas departments 1 January 2014, according to final figures from the Insee published in a decree published in the official Journal (OJ) Saturday, December 31.
According to Insee, France had 64 027 784 inhabitants on 1 January 2014. By adding the departments of Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guiana and Reunion, the population rises to 65 906 986 people, an increase of 342 230 persons (+ 0,5 %) compared to figures of January 1, 2013. It should be noted that Mayotte, officially became the 101e department of france on 31 march 2011, is not taken into account in this total.
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The population of ” legal “
These figures include the ” population municipal “ of the communes, which do not take into account that persons having their habitual residence in the territory of the municipality, as well as prisoners and the homeless. This definition allows to avoid duplicates.
But the decree also gives the figures of the ” total population “, which include individuals who, in addition to their habitual residence, also have a residence in another municipality. Even if it generates duplicates, it is this definition that will prevail in the 1st January 2017 for the implementation of laws and regulations.
based on the population ” legal “, all of the major metropolitan areas today have seen their population increase in the year 2013, except for the Burgundy-Franche-Comté, which lost 753 inhabitants. It is in Corsica that the increase is the higher (+ 1.3 per cent), ahead of Occitania (+ 0,8 %), the Countries of the Loire (+ 0.8 %) and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (+ 0,8 %).
the Three departments that exceed the 2 million inhabitants
The Ile-de-France is still, by far, the most densely populated area, with 12.2 million people (+ 0.5 %), the front of Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, which account for 8 million, and the Hauts-de-France, with 6.1 million (+ 0,2 %).
In the overseas departments (DOM), the population increases sharply in French Guiana (+ 3,4 %), but decreased slightly in Guadeloupe (- 0.6 %) and in Martinique (- 0,4 %).
In metropolis, 23 departments exceed one million inhabitants, but only three – the North, Paris and the Bouches-du-Rhône, are above two million. The North is at the head of the departments, the most populous, with 2.6 million inhabitants. On the Lozère, it is the only department with less than 100,000 inhabitants. It has 80 400.
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