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New proposals to link existing regions into super regions have been put forward by President Hollande.Carte-Regions-infog-annonce12-def

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.

 

 

 

Read all about it here http://www.connexionfrance.com/France-politics-president-francois-hollande-12-super-regions-new-map-15850-view-article.html

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