|President of the Regional Council||Christian Estrosi ( LR )|
|population||5,030,890 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||160.3 inhabitants per km²|
Relief map of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur [ pʀɔˌvɑ̃sˌalpkotdaˈzyːʀ ] (abbreviated PACA ) is a region on the Mediterranean coast in southeast France . It consists of the departments Alpes-de-Haute-Provence , Alpes-Maritimes , Bouches-du-Rhône , Hautes-Alpes , Var and Vaucluse . The region has an area of 31,400 km² and a population of 5,030,890 (as of January 1, 2017). The capital of the region is Marseille .
The region is bordered by the Mediterranean in the south, Italy in the east and the valley or the delta of the Rhone river in the west. In the north it borders on the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region ; these two regions divide the French Alps equally between themselves.
coat of arms
The coat of arms is divided and front red gold four piles , behind it is divided and the top of a red gold beflosster blue dolphin and down on black Three mountain with blue wave a red eagle with like-colored crown . The three symbols of the PACA region shown here find their respective historical origins in the rule of the Counts of Barcelona (12th and 13th centuries), in the incorporation of the southeastern Dauphiné (Hautes-Alpes department) and the later reintegration of the Nice county (Département Alpes-Maritimes).
With the establishment of the regions in France in 1960, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur-Corse region was created, which was renamed Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in 1970 after the separation of Corsica . In 1972 the region received the status of an établissement public under the direction of a regional prefect. The decentralization laws of 1982 gave the regions the status of collectivités territoriales ( territorial authorities ), which until then had only been enjoyed by the municipalities and the départements . In 1986 the regional councils were directly elected for the first time. Since then, the region's powers vis-à-vis the central government in Paris have been gradually expanded.
The most populous cities in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region are:
|La Seyne-sur-Mer||63,936 (2017)||Var|
The Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region is divided into six departments :
|OZ||= Ordinal number of the department||Arr.||= Number of arrondissements||According to||= Number of municipalities|
|W.||= Coat of arms of the department||Kant.||= Number of cantons|
|ISO||= ISO-3166-2 code||GV||= Number of municipal associations
January 1, 2017
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Result of the election of the regional council on December 13, 2015:
- List Christian Estrosi (Union de la Droite from LR , UDI and MoDem ): 54.78% = 1,073,516 votes, 81 seats
- List Marion Maréchal-Le Pen ( FN ): 45.22% = 886,177 votes, 42 seats
Compared with the European Union , the region achieved a gross domestic product index of 104.6 in 2006 (EU-27 = 100, expressed in purchasing power standards ). In 2017 the unemployment rate was 10.2%.
- List of Presidents of the Regional Council of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur since 1986
- Euroregion Alpi-Mediterraneo / Alpes-Méditerranée
- Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region (French)
- Prefecture of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region (French)
- France's official website for the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region (German)
- Comité Régional de Tourisme Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur - official tourism website of the region (French)
- Résultats régionales 2015 on linternaute.com, accessed on January 11, 2016
- Eurostat press release 23/2009: Regional GDP per inhabitant in the EU27 (PDF, 360 kB)
- Unemployment rate, by NUTS 2 regions. Retrieved November 5, 2018 .