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Old Posted Jun 27, 2015, 4:30 PM
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^ Right. Perhaps that's why they're talking about 13 regions while the map is showing only 12.

I suspect Pays-de-la-Loire + Bretagne and Île-de-France + Centre would have made sense to some extent, but then both resulting regions might have been too big and disturbing to the French peculiar understanding of balance.

From what I heard, only 2 of these consolidations are really warmly welcome. Lower + Upper Normandies and Bourgogne + Franche-Comté for historic, cultural and synergy reasons.

I'm not even sure Nord-Pas-de-Calais + Picardie or Auvergne + Rhône-Alpes would be anything obvious, but they seem ok.

The rest of these mergings feels a little odd to me. Bah, probably just a matter of habits.
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