More people in the big cities but fewer in Paris

Montpellier is France’s fastest-growing city

France's population remained fairly stable in the five years between 2011 and 2016,  according to newly-released census results from the state statistics body Insee.

The national population, including overseas territories, reached 66,362,000 in 2016 – a growth rate of 0.4% a year on the previous census in 2011. While most of the large urban areas recorded increases (with Occitanie and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes seeing the largest rises among France’ ...

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