Posted by: melchior77 | January 27, 2009

Provence, preferred place for living in France

Chapel at Caillan

Chapel at Caillan

Many people all over the world have visted this special region in the South of France and truly fell in love with ists charme, and their initial resistance towards France was melted down by the sun and the beautiful landscape from the sea up to the mountains. In this article I want to introduce some of the the key data about the Provence and its six different departments (districts) of which the Cote d’Azur and Var may be the most attractive for international people looking for a place to live in the south of France.

Provence Alpes Cote d’Azur (abbreviated: PACA) is one of the 26 regions of France, mostly mentioned simply as Provence. It encompasses six departments in south-eastern France, bounded to the east by the Italian border, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea and by the principality of Monaco, to the north by Rhône-Alpes, and to the west by the Languedoc-Roussillon, with the river  Rhône marking its western border.

The capital of the Region is Marseille   The total area of Provence comprises 31,400 sq. Km
(avg region area in France: 24,725 sq. km.) 
Provence population in total:  4,506,151   (avg region pop. in France: 2,660,000)

Departments and their capital:  
04 Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, pop.: 154.500  ,  Digne (pop. 17.600)
05 Hautes-Alpes, pop.: 133.000 , Gap, pop: 36 262
06 Alpes-Maritimes, pop: 1.070.000 , Nice- pop: 346.900
13 Bouches-du-Rhône, pop.: 1.916.500, Marseille pop: 1.349.772
83 Var,  pop: 974.000,  Toulon pop.: 167.400
84 Vaucluse,  pop.: 533.000,  Avignon pop: 90.800

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