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Old Posted Apr 17, 2015, 9:31 PM
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Originally Posted by mousquet View Post
Since I've been a little tired of that traditional, political and economically ineffective Paris is the center of everything fact in France, I think a thread like this may be interesting while regionalism is slowly but gradually growing in the national institutions and culture.

To start off, these are the 50 largest urban areas in France, as defined by INSEE, so you guys can roughly grasp what this will be about even though iy's hardly readable.

Rank (by population) | Urban area | Density (2010) (kmĀ²/sq mi) | Population (2011)

1 | Paris | 712 / 1844 | 12,292,895
2 | Lyon | 360 / 932 | 2,188,759
3 | Marseille-Aix-en-Provence | 541 / 1401 | 1,720,941
4 | Toulouse | 228 / 591 | 1,250,251
5 | Lille (French side of the border to Belgium) | 1253 / 3245 | 1,159,547
6 | Bordeaux | 201 / 521 | 1,140,668
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A little note about something that I missed earlier. This is not the urban areas, this is the metropolitan areas.
Metropolitan area as calculated by the INSEE are called "Aire Urbaine" in France.
"Aire Urbaine" are not "Urban Area" (a continuous urbanized area) but a area calculated through commuting patterns (metropolitan area).

In Wikipedia, they mistranslated using only a literal translation instead of a translation of the concept.
I fought against a guy of Wikipedia about this and to make him admit his mistake but he refuses.
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