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Picardy - FRE2

EU regions: France > Hauts-de-France > Picardy

map of Picardy FRE2
coat of arms Picardy FRE2
long term unemployment20213.6
share of long term unemployed202136.8
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average202176
unemployment rate20219.7
employment rate202163
number of inhabitants20221 921 730
population density201999.4
life long learning participation20219
youth unemployment rate202121.8
unemployment rate of youth with elementary education202134.4
old-age dependency ratio202232.5
gender gap in employment rate202186.94

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demographic pyramid FRE2 Picardy based on economic activity – employed, unemploye, inactive

Composition of population according to age group, education and economic activity, Picardy

age grouplow educationmiddle educationhigh education

note: in thousands, according to labour force sample survey. P – total population, E – employed, U – unemployed, I – number of ecnomically inactive

demographic pyramid FRE2 1996 Picardy, population pyramid of Picardy demographic pyramid FRE2 Picardy

Employment by sectors, Picardy

A20.93 %
B-E110.215 %
F46.36 %
G-I181.724 %
J17.82 %
K16.52 %
L8.81 %
M_N54.97 %
NRP12.52 %
O-Q238.332 %
R-U41.46 %
TOTAL749.3100 %

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Employment by sectors, Picardy, 2021From 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: Hauts-de-France, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Picardy

neighbours: Champagne-Ardenne, Upper Normandy, Île-de-France, Hainaut, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

subregions: Aisne, Oise, Somme

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: EU regions - Picardy - FRE2, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/en/projects/eu-regions/FRE2