Detailed map of France
Map with France. Detailed map of France (Western Europe - Europe) to print. Detailed map of France (Western Europe - Europe) to download. The administrative divisions of France are concerned with the institutional and territorial organization of French territory. There are many administrative divisions, which may have political (local government), electoral (districts), or administrative (decentralized services of the state) objectives as its shown in the detailed map of France.
France have 101 departments are subdivided into 341 arrondissements which are, in turn, subdivided into 4,051 cantons. These cantons are then divided into 36,697 communes, which are municipalities with an elected municipal council as its mentioned in the detailed map of France. There also exist 2,588 intercommunal entities grouping 33,414 of the 36,697 communes (i.e. 91.1% of all the communes). Three communes, Paris, Lyon and Marseille are also subdivided into 45 municipal arrondissements.
In addition to the 27 regions and 101 departments, the French Republic also has five overseas collectivities as you can see in the detailed map of France (French Polynesia, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, and Wallis and Futuna), one sui generis collectivity (New Caledonia), one overseas territory (French Southern and Antarctic Lands), and one island possession in the Pacific Ocean (Clipperton Island).
With no domestic oil production, France has relied heavily on the development of nuclear power, which now accounts for about 78% of the country electricity production, up from only 8% in 1973, 24% in 1980, and 75% in 1990 as its shown in the detailed map of France. Nuclear waste is stored on site at reprocessing facilities.