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Hauts-de-France - FRE

EU regions: France > Hauts-de-France

map of Hauts-de-France FRE
unemployment rate20228.9
youth unemployment rate202219.6
Long term unemployment
long term unemployment20222.7
share of long term unemployed202231
Life long learning
life long learning participation202211.1
number of inhabitants20225 985 483
population density2022188.4
old-age dependency ratio202230.9
Gender differences
gender gap in employment rate202290.45
Graduates and young people
unemployment rate of youth with elementary education202236.8
Gross domestic product
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average202182
employment rate202263.8

more on wikipedia * more on wikidata Q18677767 * Hauts-de-France slovensky: FRE

demographic pyramid FRE Hauts-de-France based on economic activity – employed, unemploye, inactive demographic pyramid FRE 1996 Hauts-de-France, population pyramid of Hauts-de-France demographic pyramid FRE Hauts-de-France

Employment by sectors, Hauts-de-France

A46.72 %
B-E332.714 %
F144.56 %
G-I580.225 %
J57.52 %
K572 %
L251 %
M_N195.18 %
NRP25.31 %
O-Q775.933 %
R-U121.65 %
TOTAL2361.5100 %

za 2022, zdroj Eurostat, tabuľka [lfst_r_lfe2en2]

Employment by sectors, Hauts-de-France, 2022From wikipedia: Hauts-de-France (French: [o də fʁɑ̃s] (listen); 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 capital is Lille. The new region came into existence on 1 January 2016, after the regional elections in December 2015. France's Conseil d'État approved Hauts-de-France as the name of the region on 28 September 2016, effective 30 September 2016.

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.


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.

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. The provisional name of the region was retired on 30 September 2016, when the new name of the region, Hauts-de-France, took effect.


The region covers an area of more than 31,813 km2 (12,283 sq mi). It borders Belgium (Flanders and Wallonia) to the northeast, the North Sea to the north, the English Channel to the west, as well as the French regions of Grand Est to the east-southeast, Île-de-France to the south, and Normandy to the west-southwest. It is connected to the United Kingdom (England) via the Channel Tunnel.


Hauts-de-France comprises five departments: Aisne, Nord, Oise, Pas-de-Calais, and Somme.

Major communities

  1. Lille (227,560; region prefecture; surrounding area is home to over 1.5 million inhabitants)
  2. Amiens (133,448)
  3. Roubaix (94,713)
  4. Tourcoing (91,923)
  5. Dunkirk (90,995)
  6. Calais (72,589)
  7. Villeneuve-d'Ascq (62,308)
  8. Saint-Quentin (55,978)
  9. Beauvais (54,289)
  10. Valenciennes (42,691)


The Gross domestic product (GDP) of the region was 161.7 billion euros in 2018, accounting for 6.9 % of French economic output.

other: France, Grand Est, Brittany, Corsica, overseas department and region of France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Occitania, Normandy, Île-de-France, Centre-Val de Loire, Pays de la Loire, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Hauts-de-France, New Aquitaine, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

neighbours: Flemish Region, Grand Est, Normandy, Île-de-France, Wallonia

subregions: Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Picardy

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: EU regions - Hauts-de-France - FRE, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/en/projects/eu-regions/FRE