Occitanie

Occitanie

Occitània  (Occitan)
Flag of Occitanie
Flag
Coat of arms of Occitanie
Coat of arms
Occitanie in France 2016.svg
Country France
PrefectureToulouse
Departments
Government
 • President of the Regional CouncilCarole Delga (PS)
Area
 • Total72,724 km2 (28,079 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total5,774,185
 • Density79/km2 (210/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Occitans
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
GDP ()Ranked
Total€ billion (US$ bn)
Per capita€ (US$)

Occitanie (French: [ɔksitani] (About this soundlisten); Occitan: Occitània [utsiˈtanjɔ]; Catalan: Occitània [uksiˈtaniə]) or Occitania[1] is the southernmost administrative region of metropolitan France excluding Corsica, created on 1 January 2016 from the former regions of Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées. The Conseil d'État approved Occitanie as the new name of the region on 28 September 2016, coming into effect on 30 September 2016.[2]

The modern administrative region is named after the cultural and historical region of Occitania, which covers a larger area. The region as it is today covers a territory similar to that ruled by the Counts of Toulouse in the 12th and 13th centuries. The banner of arms of the Counts of Toulouse, known colloquially as the Occitan cross, is used by the modern region and is also a popular cultural symbol.

Geography

The County of Toulouse in 1154 (shown in blue)

Currently Occitania is the second largest in mainland France, covering an area of more than 72,724 km2 (28,079 sq mi), and has a population of 5,839,867.[3] It has a Mediterranean coast on the southeast and is neighbored by Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur on the east, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes on the northeast, and Nouvelle-Aquitaine on the west and northwest, as well as foreign borders of Andorra (Canillo, Encamp, La Massana, Ordino) and Spain (Aragon and Catalonia) on the south.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Oksitanië
Alemannisch: Region Okzitanien
العربية: أوسيتاني
azərbaycanca: Oksitaniya (region)
تۆرکجه: اکسیتنی
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Аксытанія (рэгіён)
български: Окситания
Cebuano: Occitanie
dansk: Occitanie
فارسی: اکسیتنی
한국어: 옥시타니
հայերեն: Օկսիտանիա
Bahasa Indonesia: Ositania (region)
Lëtzebuergesch: Occitanie
Limburgs: Occitanië
Nederlands: Occitanie
Nordfriisk: Oksitaanien
norsk: Occitanie
Scots: Occitanie
shqip: Oksitania
Simple English: Occitanie
српски / srpski: Окситанија
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Oksitanija (regija)
Türkçe: Occitanie
українська: Окситанія (регіон)
Tiếng Việt: Occitanie
West-Vlams: Occitanie
Winaray: Occitanie
粵語: 奧斯坦尼