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Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

Introduction

South Region (Région Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur), formerly known simply as the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region, is located in the South of France. It shares borders with Italy and also with the French regions of Auvergne Rhône-Alpes and Occitanie. The regional capital is Marseille.
In 2017, the South Region was home to approximately 5m inhabitants amounting for 7.54% of the French population, making it the seventh most populated region in France. Since 2013, the population in the region has stagnated. The surface area of the South Region is 31,400 km² and its population density is 160,76 inhabitants per km² (Eurostat, 2018).
The regional economy is characterised by a very varied and dynamic sectoral ecosystem, tourism, culture, lifestyle and sports industries, renewable energies, eco-technologies, maritime, ports and logistics industries, aeronautics, space, naval and defence sectors, health, agriculture, agro-food and cosmetics and broader sectors such as the silver economy.
 

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