If you’re like me, this talk of French departments is confusing. Here is what Wikipedia explains:
The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to British counties. The 100 French départements are now grouped into 22 metropolitan and four overseas régions. They are subdivided into 342 arrondissements.
So these are administrative regions, and there are a hell of a lot of them – one hundred!
For a list of all of these departments, and a nice map (also from Wikipedia), just click here!
Categories: france, geography