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Picardie - FRE2

EU regions: France > NORD-PAS DE CALAIS-PICARDIE > Picardie

map of Picardie FRE2
coat of arms Picardie FRE2
unemployment rate20208.6
employment rate202061.9
number of inhabitants20201 926 629
population density201999.4
life long learning participation20209.5
old-age dependency ratio202031.5
gender gap in employment rate202087.73

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From wikipedia:

Picardy (; Picard and French: Picardie, French pronunciation: ​[pikaʁdi], Picard: [pika(ː)rdi]) is a historical territory and a former administrative region of France. Since 1 January 2016, it has been part of the new region of Hauts-de-France. It is located in the northern part of France.


The historical province of Picardy stretched from north of Noyon to Calais via the whole of the Somme department and the north of the Aisne department. The province of Artois (Arras area) separated Picardy from French Flanders.

Middle Ages

From the 5th century, the area formed part of the Frankish Empire and, in the feudal period, it encompassed the six countships of Boulogne, Montreuil, Ponthieu, Amiénois, Vermandois and Laonnois. In accordance with the provisions of the 843 Treaty of Verdun, the region became part of West Francia, the later Kingdom of France.

The name „Picardy" derives from the Old French pic, meaning „pike“, the characteristic weapon used by people from this region in ancient times. The term „Picardy" was first used in the early 13th century, during which time the name applied to all lands where the Picard language was spoken including territories from Paris to the Netherlands. In the Latin Quarter of Paris, people identified a "Picard Nation" (Nation Picarde) of students at Sorbonne University, most of whom actually came from Flanders.

other: NORD-PAS DE CALAIS-PICARDIE, Nord-Pas de Calais, Picardie

neighbours: Champagne-Ardenne, Haute-Normandie, Île-de-France, Hainaut, Nord-Pas de Calais

subregions: Aisne, Oise, Somme


Current statistics

August 2021: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 217147, of which 96156 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 8.0 % (3.6 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Revúca 22.8 % (13.9 %), Rimavská Sobota 22.1 % (13.8 %), Kežmarok 18.7 % (10.3 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Hlohovec 4.1 %, Nitra 4.1 %, Piešťany 4.1 %, Bratislava V 4.2 %, Trenčín 4.2 %