Hauts-de-France

Prefecture:
Lille
62°F (17°C)
Local time: Wed 12:57 AM
Hauts-de-France (French pronunciation: [o də fʁɑ̃s] (); Picard: Heuts-d'Franche; lit. 'Heights of France') is the northernmost region of France, created by the territorial reform of French regions in 2014, from a merger of Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardy. Its prefecture is Lille. The new region came into existence on 1 January 2016, after regional elections in December 2015. The Conseil d'État approved Hauts-de-France as the name of the region on 28 September 2016, effective the following 30 September.With 6,009,976 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2015) and a population density of 189 inhabitants/km2, it is the third most populous region in France and the second most densely populated in metropolitan France after its southern neighbour Île-de-France. It is bordered by Belgium to the north. Wikipedia ->
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Population:
6 mln
Local Weather:
Broken Clouds, 62°F (17°C) Wind W at 5.75 mph (9.25 kmh), 94.0% Humidity