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France - République Française


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The National Emblem of France The National Flag Location

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Administrative division

France is divided into 27 administrative regions. Of these 22 are in metropolitan France, and five are overseas regions.
The regions are further subdivided into 101 departments. The 101 departments are subdivided into 341 arrondissements which are, in turn, subdivided into 4,051 cantons. These cantons are then divided into 36,697 communes, which are municipalities with an elected municipal council.

There also exist 2,588 intercommunal entities grouping 33,414 of the 36,697 communes (i.e. 91.1% of all the communes). Three communes, Paris, Lyon and Marseille are also subdivided into 45 municipal arrondissements.

None of the administrative regions, arrondissements and cantons use arms. All departments and many municipalities, however, do use arms.

Coats of arms of present departements

Coats of arms of Historical Provinces and Regions

Coats of arms of municipalities

Be aware : municipalities starting with a prefix La, Le, Les and L' are listed under the second name, for exampe Le Mans is listed under M.

Select by first letter:

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |

Other civic heraldry

Religious and Ecclesial heraldry

Heraldic collector's items

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