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Picardy – FRE2

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

map of Picardy FRE2
Life long learning
life long learning participation202311.4
Part time jobs and flexible employment
percentage of part time workers202316.05
percentage of part time workers, men20236.06
percentage of part time workers, women202327.39
Gender differences
gender gap in employment rate202390.01
gender gap in unemployment rate202383.67
Graduates and young people
unemployment rate of youth with elementary education202341.9
Gross domestic product
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average202275
employment rate202364.7

wikidata Q13950 on OpenStreetMap Picardy slovensky: FRE2

Subregions: Aisne, Oise, Somme

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


unemployment rate20239.2
youth unemployment rate202321.8
Long term unemployment
long term unemployment20232.8
share of long term unemployed202331.1


demographic pyramid FRE2 1996 Picardy, population pyramid of Picardy
number of inhabitants20231.916353e+06
population density202199.4
old-age dependency ratio202333
demographic pyramid FRE2 Picardy

Employment by sectors, Picardy

NACE r2%NACE r2%
A28.84 %B-E121.116 %
F46.36 %G-I19325 %
J15.32 %K17.22 %
M_N76.310 %O-Q21628 %
R-U42.15 %TOTAL765.7100 %

Data for the period year 2023. Source of the data is Eurostat, table [lfst_r_lfe2en2].

Employment by sectors, Picardy, 2023

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: Hauts-de-France, Picardy, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

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

Subregions: Aisne, Oise, Somme

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: Europe and its regions in numbers - Picardy – FRE2, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/​PFRE2, ISBN: 978-80-970204-9-1, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.10200164