It will link the Poitou-Charentes region with the Centre region and the Limousin region to the east.
Will I now have to change the name of this blog? Already it is a bit long-winded but Poitoucharentescentrelimousininphotos.wordpress.com is never going to work.
Seriously though, I think the combination of Poitou-Charentes with Centre and Limousin is not natural, it covers too diverse an area, it is too big in population and area. A much better solution would be to link Poitou-Charentes with Aquitaine. It is naturally more of a unit, Eleanor of Aquitaine successfully managed to control it and size wise it works much better, At the moment Aquitaine is being left on its own, which they might like but in terms of population would leave them half the size of a combined Poitou-Charente, Centre, Limousin.
Here are the figures.
Poitou-Charentes, Population is 1,722,000 and area is 25,809 Km2
Centre is Population 2,538,000 area is 39,151 Km2
Limousin is Population 750,000 and area 16, 942Km2
Aquitaine is Population 3,150,890 and area 41,308Km2
OK now for the combined totals
Poitou-Charentes/Centre/Limousin would become population 6,010,000 and area 81,902 Km2
Poitou-Charentes/Aquitaine would become population 4,872,890 and area 67,117 km2
which is much more sensible, what do you think Monsieur Hollande.