NEW FRENCH RE­GION NAMES AND CAP­I­TALS

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The high­est court in France, the Con­seil d’État, has val­i­dated the names and cap­i­tals of France’s new re­gions, nine months after they were cre­ated.

The new re­gions are Grand-Est (for­merly Al­sace, Cham­pagne-Ar­denne and Lor­raine), cap­i­tal Stras­bourg; Nou­velle-Aquitaine (for­merly Aquitaine, Li­mousin and Poitou-Char­entes), cap­i­tal Bordeaux; Hauts-de-France (for­merly Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Pi­cardie), cap­i­tal Lille; Oc­c­i­tanie (for­merly Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées), cap­i­tal Toulouse; Au­vergne-Rhône-Alpes, cap­i­tal Lyon; Bour­gogne-Franche-Comté, cap­i­tal Dijon; Normandie (for­merly Haute-Normandie and Basse-Normandie), cap­i­tal Rouen.

Cen­tre has changed its name to Cen­tre-Val de Loire, cap­i­tal Or­léans, and Bretagne (Rennes), Corse (Ajac­cio), Île- de-France (Paris), Pays-de-la-Loire (Nantes) and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (Mar­seille) re­main the same.

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