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Midi-Pyrénées is France’s largest region, with an area of 45,348 km2, i.e. 8.3% of the national territory. The region is located in the South-western part of France and is bordered by Spain and 4 other French regions (Aquitaine, Limousin, Auvergne, Languedoc-Roussillon). Its population was about 2.967 million in 2014. Midi-Pyrénées hosts about 5% of the French population, with 30% of the regional population concentrated around Toulouse, the Region capital city.
Midi-Pyrénées is one of the leading regions in France in the field of research and innovation, both in terms of jobs and expenditure, with high-profile specialisation in aeronautics, space and health. Since the 1st January 2016,  the recast of the regional map merged Midi-Pyrenées with the region Languedoc-Roussillon into a bigger region Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées.

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