France

Department numbers feature on vehicle registration plates in France, though no longer in the actual number. Each region of continental France is made up of at least 4 departments. For instance Brittany comprises departments 22, 29, 35 and 56. Overall, continental France is divided into 94 administrative departments, numbered 1 to 95, excepting 20. There is no department 20. The former department 20 is now departments 2A and 2B, which are the island of Corsica. In addition there are 5 overseas departments (971-976). Total is now 70/101. All register plates are pictured in Southern France on Sept. 11 and 12, 2019 (if not otherwise mentioned)

(01) Ain, prefecture Bourg-en-Bresse, region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (see logo)

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(02) Aisne

(03) Allier

(04) Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

(05) Hautes-Alpes, prefecture Gap, region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (see coat of arms)

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(06) Alpes-Maritimes, prefecture Nice, region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (see coat of arms)

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(07) Ardèche, prefecture Privas, region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. This car has still the logo of Rhône-Alpes, which is a former administrative region. Since 1 January 2016, it has been part of the new region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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(08) Ardennes

(09) Ariège, prefecture Foix, region Occitanie. This car has still the logo of Région Midi-Pyrenées, which is a former administrative region. Since 1 January 2016, it has been part of the new region Occitanie.

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(10) Aube

(11) Aude, prefecture Carcassonne, region Occitanie.

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This car has still the logo of Région Languedoc-Roussillon, which is a former administrative region. Since 1 January 2016, it has been part of the new region Occitanie. For better regional logo, see pictures of departement 66.

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(12) Aveyron, prefecture Rodez, region Occitanie. This car has still the logo of Région Midi-Pyrenées, which is a former administrative region. Since 1 January 2016, it has been part of the new region Occitanie.

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(13) Bouches-du-Rhône, prefecture Marseille, region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (see coat of arms)

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(14) Calvados, prefecture Caen, region Normandy (see coat of arms)

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(15) Cantal, prefecture Aurillac, region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. This car has still the logo of Auvergne, which is a former administrative region in south-central France, comprising the four departments of Allier, Puy-de-Dôme, Cantal and Haute-Loire. Since 1 January 2016, it has been part of the new region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

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(16) Charente, prefecture Angoulême, region Nouvelle-Aquitaine (see coat of arm)

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(17) Charente-Maritime, prefecture La Rochelle, region Nouvelle-Aquitaine (see coat of arm)

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Poitou-Charentes is one of 26 former administrative regions of France. It is part of the new region Nouvelle-Aquitaine. It comprises four departments: Charente, Charente-Maritime, Deux-Sèvres and Vienne.

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(18) Cher, prefecture Bourges, region Centre-Val de Loire. On 17 January 2015, as part of the reorganization of French regions, the region’s official name was changed to Centre-Val de Loire. This bus has still the logo with the old region name “Region Centre”. For new regional logo, see pictures of departement 37.

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(19) Corrèze, prefecture Tulle, region Nouvelle-Aquitaine (see coat of arm).
Limousin is a former administrative region of southwest-central France. On 1 January 2016, it became part of the new administrative region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine. It comprised three departments: Corrèze, Creuse, and Haute-Vienne. The old logo of Limousin can be seen on right.


(21) Côte-d’Or, prefecture Dijon, region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. Burgundy is a historical territory and a former administrative region of east-central France. Since January 2016, the name Burgundy (Bourgogne) has referred to a specific part of the French administrative region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, an entity comprising four departments: Côte-d’Or, Saône-et-Loire, Yonne, and Nièvre. In this car you can see still the old logo of Bourgogne.

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(22) Côtes-d’Armor

(23) Creuse

(24) Dordogne, prefecture Périgueux, region Nouvelle-Aquitaine. The region was created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014 through the merger of three regions: Aquitaine, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes. In this car you can see still the former regional logo of Aquitaine. For the other regional logos see pictures of departement 17 and 19.

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(25) Doubs

(26) Drôme

(27) Eure, prefecture Évreux, region Normandy

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(28) Eure-et-Loir, prefecture Chartres, region Centre-Val de Loire

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(29) Finistère, prefecture Quimper, region Brittany

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(2A) Corse-du-Sud The two départements of Corsica, Corse-du-Sud and Haute-Corse, use 2A and 2B because they were only created in 1976 when the Corse département (20) was split in two.

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(2B) Haute-Corse

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(30) Gard

(31) Haute-Garonne, prefecture Toulouse, region Occitanie. Peugeot has still the logo of Région Midi-Pyrenées, which is a former administrative region. Opel has somewhat peculiar coat of arm which seems not to be the standard logo.


(32) Gers, prefecture Auch, region Occitanie

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(33) Gironde, prefecture Bordeaux, region Nouvelle-Aquitaine. The region was created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014 through the merger of three regions: Aquitaine, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes. On the car left you can see the former regional logo of Aquitaine. Toyota has the new coat of arms for Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

(34) Hérault, prefecture Montpellier, region Occitanie. This car has still the logo of Région Languedoc-Roussillon, which is a former administrative region.

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(35) Ille-et-Vilaine, prefecture Rennes, region Brittany

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(36) Indre, prefecture Châteauroux, region Centre-Val de Loire. This car has still the logo with the old region name “Region Centre”. For new regional logo, see pictures of departement 37.

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(37) Indre-et-Loire
(38) Isère
(39) Jura
(40) Landes
(41) Loir-et-Cher
(42) Loire
(43) Haute-Loire
(44) Loire-Atlantique
(45) Loiret
(46) Lot
(47) Lot-et-Garonne
(48) Lozère
(49) Maine-et-Loire
(50) Manche
(51) Marne
(52) Haute-Marne
(53) Mayenne
(54) Meurthe-et-Moselle
(55) Meuse
(56) Morbihan
(57) Moselle
(58) Nièvre
(59) Nord
(60) Oise
(61) Orne
(62) Pas-de-Calais
(63) Puy-de-Dôme
(64) Pyrénées-Atlantiques
(65) Hautes-Pyrénées
(66) Pyrénées-Orientales
(67) Bas-Rhin
(68) Haut-Rhin
(69) Rhône
(70) Haute-Saône
(71) Saône-et-Loire
(72) Sarthe
(73) Savoie
(74) Haute-Savoie
(75) Paris
(76) Seine-Maritime
(77) Seine-et-Marne
(78) Yvelines
(79) Deux-Sèvres
(80) Somme
(81) Tarn
(82) Tarn-et-Garonne
(83) Var
(84) Vaucluse
(85) Vendée
(86) Vienne
(87) Haute-Vienne
(88) Vosges
(89) Yonne
(90) Territoire de Belfort
(91) Essonne
(92) Hauts-de-Seine
(93) Seine-Saint-Denis
(94) Val-de-Marne
(95) Val-d’Oise
(971) Guadeloupe

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(972) Martinique

(973) Guyane

(974) La Réunion

(976) Mayotte

Total 70/101

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