Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées

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Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées
Region of France
Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées region locator map.svg
Country  France
Prefecture Toulouse
Departments
Government
 • President Carole Delga (Socialist Party)
Area
 • Total 72,724 km2 (28,079 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 5,626,858
 • Density 77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées is the provisional name of a Region of France that was created on 1 January 2016 from former French regions Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées. The new region covers an area of more than 72,724 km2 (28,079 sq mi) with a population of 5,626,858.[1]

Before being enacted in 2014, the territorial reform of the regions has been subject to debate for many years.[2] A permanent name will however only be assigned by 1 October 2016 upon proposal of the region's new regional council.[3]

Toponymy

As the provisional name of the new region, the text of the law specified the hyphenated names of the region's predecessors, Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées, in alphabetical order. As for most of the merged regions, a permanent name will be proposed by the new regional council by 1 July 2016 and confirmed by the Conseil d'Etat by 1 October 2016.[3]

Map of the new region with its thirteen départements, colored according to the historical provinces as they existed until 1790.

Major communities

See also

References

  1. "Insee - Populations légales 2012 - Populations légales 2012 des régions". Insee. Retrieved 16 January 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Résultats élections Régionales 2015" (in French). Le Monde. Agence France-Presse. 14 December 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2015. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 Loi n° 2015-29 du 16 janvier 2015 relative à la délimitation des régions, aux élections régionales et départementales et modifiant le calendrier électoral (in French)

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