Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Region o Fraunce

Flag
Kintra Banner o Fraunce Fraunce
Prefectur Marseille
Depairtments
Government
 • Preses Michel Vauzelle (PS)
Area
 • Total 31,400 km2 (12,100 sq mi)
Population (2010-01-01)
 • Total 4,951,388
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
NUTS Region FR8
Website regionpaca.fr

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (French pronunciation: [pʁɔ.vɑ̃s alp kot da.zyʁ]; Provençal: Provença-Aups-Còsta d'Azur / Prouvènço-Aup-Costo d'Azur) or PACA is ane o the 27 regions o Fraunce.

It is made up o:

It encompasses sax depairtments in sooth-eastren Fraunce, bundit tae the east bi the Italian border, tae the sooth bi the Mediterranean Sea an bi the principality o Monaco, tae the north bi Rhône-Alpes, an tae the wast bi Languedoc-Roussillon, wi the Rhône river markin its wastmaist border. The sax depairtments are:

The region logo displays the coat o airms creatit in the 1990s an which combines the coats o airms o the auld provinces makkin up Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Economically the region is the third maist important in Fraunce juist ahint Île-de-France an Rhône-Alpes. Its GDP in 2006 wis € 130,178 million ($US 163,600 million) an per caipita GDP wis € 27,095 ($US 34,051).

Major communities[eedit | eedit soorce]

The lairgest ceeties in the region are Marseille, Nice, Toulon, an Aix-en-Provence, each wi a population exceedin 100,000 inhabitants as o the 1999 census. The richest pairt o the Region is Nice's metropolitan aurie.

Marseille, the lairgest ceety in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coordinates: 44°00′N 6°00′E / 44.000°N 6.000°E / 44.000; 6.000