Now there are thirteen regions.
From 1st January 2016 from 22 departments in mainland France, including the island of Corsica, the number of regions has been reduced to 13. In certain administrative and geographic forms a French region is similar to a US State or UK County, and the reduction will diminish the number of officials with their separate bureaucracies. Hopefully, this will create savings for the French taxpayer and reduce the government’s bureaucratic contact with its citizens.
some Occitan or where Occitan is the language behind
dialects will be restricted to those who have studied them
in the universities. Many groups are working to keep the old
languages alive but their's is not an easy task.
it just changed its name from Centre to Centre -Val de Loire
the regional capital.
is the regional capital.
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