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Departments of France

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  1. The 100 French departments are now grouped into 22 metropolitan and four overseas regions

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  2. In the context of the political and geographic organization of France and many of its former colonies, a department is an administrative division roughly analogous to an English county

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  3. All regions have identical legal status as integral parts of France

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  4. They are subdivided into 342 arrondissements

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  5. In continental France (metropolitan France excluding Corsica), the median land area of a department is 5,965 km² (2,303 square miles), which is two-and-a-half times the median land area of a ceremonial county of England, and a little more than three

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