Hauts-de-France

Hauts-de-France
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Country France
PrefectureLille
Departments
Government
 • President of the Regional CouncilXavier Bertrand (DVD)
Area
 • Total31,813 km2 (12,283 sq mi)
Area rank9th
Population
 (2015 est.)
 • Total6,009,976
 • Density190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Picards
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeFR-HDF
GDP (PPP) (2016)Ranked 5th
(13th per capita)
Total€176 billion (US$195 billion)
Per capita€29,215 (US$32,363)
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Hauts-de-France[1] (French pronunciation: ​[o d(ə) fʁɑ̃s], Dutch: Opper-Frankrijk, meaning "Upper 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 capital is Lille. The new region came into existence on 1 January 2016, after the regional elections in December 2015.[2] France's Conseil d'État approved Hauts-de-France as the name of the region on 28 September 2016, effective 30 September 2016.[3]

With 6,009,976 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2015), and a population of 189 inhabitants/km2, it represents the 3rd most populous region in France and the 2nd most densely populated in metropolitan France after its southern neighbor Île-de-France.

Toponymy

The region's interim name Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie was a hyphenated placename, created by hyphenating the merged regions' names—Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardie—in alphabetical order.[4]

On 14 March 2016, well ahead of the 1 July deadline, the Regional council decided on Hauts-de-France as the region's permanent name.[1][4] The provisional name of the region was retired on 30 September 2016, when the new name of the region, Hauts-de-France, took effect.[3]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Hauts-de-France
Alemannisch: Hauts-de-France
العربية: أوت دو فرانس
aragonés: Altos de Francia
asturianu: Altos de Francia
azərbaycanca: O-de-Frans
تۆرکجه: او-دو-فرانس
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: О-дэ-Франс
български: О дьо Франс
Boarisch: Hauts-de-France
brezhoneg: Hauts-de-France
čeština: Hauts-de-France
Ελληνικά: Ω-ντε-Φρανς
Esperanto: Hauts-de-France
français: Hauts-de-France
galego: Alta Francia
한국어: 오드프랑스
հայերեն: Օ-դե-Ֆրանս
Bahasa Indonesia: Hauts-de-France
Interlingue: Hauts-de-France
italiano: Alta Francia
Lëtzebuergesch: Hauts-de-France
Limburgs: Hauts-de-France
македонски: Горна Франција
монгол: О-де-Франс
Nederlands: Hauts-de-France
Nordfriisk: Hauts-de-France
norsk nynorsk: Hauts-de-France
Piemontèis: Àuta Fransa
português: Altos da França
русский: О-де-Франс
Simple English: Hauts-de-France
slovenčina: Hauts-de-France
српски / srpski: О де Франс
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Hauts-de-France
татарча/tatarça: О-де-Фраңс
Türkçe: Hauts-de-France
українська: О-де-Франс
Tiếng Việt: Hauts-de-France
West-Vlams: Hauts-de-France
粵語: 上法蘭西