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France Cities by Population


300 cities shown of 8561 total France cities that are over 1,000 in population...

1. Paris 2,138,551
2. Marseille 794,811
3. Lyon 472,317
4. Toulouse 433,055
5. Nice 338,620
6. Nantes 277,269
7. Strasbourg 274,845
8. Montpellier 248,252
9. Bordeaux 231,844
10. Lille 228,328
11. Rennes 209,375
12. Reims 196,565
13. Le Havre 185,972
14. Saint-Etienne 176,280
15. Toulon 168,701
16. Angers 168,279
17. Grenoble 158,552
18. Dijon 149,782
19. Nimes 148,236
20. Aix-en-Provence 146,821
21. Brest 144,899
22. Le Mans 144,515
23. Amiens 143,086
24. Tours 141,621
25. Limoges 141,176
26. Clermont-Ferrand 138,681
27. Villeurbanne 131,445
28. Besancon 128,426
29. Orleans 124,149
30. Metz 123,914
31. Rouen 112,787
32. Mulhouse 111,430
33. Perpignan 110,706
34. Caen 110,624
35. Boulogne-Billancourt 108,782
36. Nancy 105,334
37. Argenteuil 101,475
38. Saint-Denis 96,128
39. Roubaix 95,721
40. Tourcoing 91,574
41. Montreuil 90,652
42. Avignon 89,769
43. Asnieres-sur-Seine 86,742
44. Nanterre 86,719
45. Poitiers 85,960
46. Versailles 85,416
47. Courbevoie 85,158
48. Creteil 84,833
49. Pau 82,697
50. Colombes 82,300
51. Vitry-sur-Seine 81,001
52. Aulnay-sous-Bois 80,615
53. La Rochelle 76,810
54. Champigny-sur-Marne 76,726
55. Rueil-Malmaison 76,616
56. Antibes 76,393
57. Saint-Maur-des-Fosses 75,402
58. Calais 74,433
59. Beziers 74,081
60. Dunkerque 71,287
61. Aubervilliers 70,914
62. Cannes 70,011
63. Merignac 69,791
64. Bourges 67,987
65. Saint-Nazaire 67,054
66. Colmar 65,405
67. Valence 63,864
68. Quimper 63,849
69. Drancy 62,488
70. Noisy-le-Grand 62,420
71. Villeneuve-d'Ascq 62,400
72. La Seyne-sur-Mer 62,330
73. Levallois-Perret 62,178
74. Chambery 61,640
75. Issy-les-Moulineaux 61,447
76. Neuilly-sur-Seine 61,300
77. Troyes 60,785
78. Antony 59,845
79. La Roche-sur-Yon 59,410
80. Cayenne 58,492
81. Lorient 58,112
82. Sarcelles 57,979
83. Pessac 57,944
84. Ivry-sur-Seine 57,897
85. Evreux 57,795
86. Venissieux 57,584
87. Cergy 57,576
88. Clichy 57,467
89. Cergy-Pontoise 55,555
90. Saint-Quentin 55,407
91. Niort 54,660
92. Belfort 54,562
93. Ajaccio 54,364
94. Vannes 54,020
95. Sartrouville 53,980
96. Maisons-Alfort 53,964
97. Meaux 53,811
98. Blois 53,660
99. Brive-la-Gaillarde 53,466
100. Arles 53,431
101. Beauvais 53,393
102. Chateauroux 53,301
103. Cholet 53,160
104. Frejus 53,098
105. Pantin 52,922
106. Saint-Brieuc 52,774
107. Montauban 52,434
108. Charleville-Mezieres 52,415
109. Albi 52,409
110. Tarbes 52,106
111. Fontenay-sous-Bois 52,075
112. Evry 51,900
113. Clamart 51,400
114. Chalons-en-Champagne 51,257
115. Narbonne 50,776
116. Saint-Malo 50,676
117. Laval 50,489
118. Hyeres 50,487
119. Carcassonne 49,600
120. Angouleme 49,468
121. Annecy 49,232
122. Bondy 48,268
123. Le Blanc-Mesnil 48,077
124. Villejuif 48,048
125. Grasse 47,581
126. Sevran 47,334
127. Castres 47,275
128. Chalon-sur-Saone 47,251
129. Arras 47,052
130. Boulogne-sur-Mer 47,013
131. Chelles 46,947
132. Cagnes-sur-Mer 46,923
133. Saint-Herblain 46,898
134. Douai 46,531
135. Epinay-sur-Seine 46,145
136. Vincennes 45,923
137. Martigues 45,749
138. Bourg-en-Bresse 45,340
139. Bobigny 44,962
140. Montlucon 44,960
141. Aubagne 44,844
142. Valenciennes 44,821
143. Suresnes 44,697
144. Meudon 44,652
145. Bayonne 44,396
146. Istres 44,373
147. Thionville 44,311
148. Mantes-la-Jolie 44,263
149. Compiegne 44,243
150. Nevers 43,988
151. Chartres 43,838
152. Le Cannet 43,353
153. Wattrelos 42,826
154. Caluire-et-Cuire 42,763
155. Gap 42,715
156. Talence 42,579
157. Ales 42,410
158. Gennevilliers 42,294
159. Saint-Priest 41,641
160. Rosny-sous-Bois 41,627
161. Auxerre 41,516
162. Salon-de-Provence 41,397
163. Saint-Germain-en-Laye 41,142
164. Bastia 41,001
165. Sete 40,736
166. Anglet 40,658
167. Puteaux 40,646
168. Corbeil-Essonnes 40,527
169. Garges-les-Gonesse 39,847
170. Roanne 39,840
171. Savigny-sur-Orge 39,698
172. Livry-Gargan 39,518
173. Epinal 39,518
174. Saint-Ouen 39,353
175. Reze 39,248
176. Montigny-le-Bretonneux 39,063
177. Noisy-le-Sec 38,955
178. Melun 38,953
179. Bagneux 38,900
180. Massy 38,768
181. Haguenau 38,721
182. Montrouge 38,708
183. Marcq-en-Baroeul 38,629
184. Vitrolles 38,591
185. Draguignan 38,573
186. Lens 38,265
187. Gagny 38,134
188. Saint-Chamond 38,014
189. Bron 37,825
190. Vaulx-en-Velin 37,489
191. Joue-les-Tours 37,466
192. Alfortville 37,290
193. La Courneuve 37,287
194. Chatellerault 37,210
195. Villepinte 37,114
196. Cambrai 36,492
197. Poissy 36,431
198. Conflans-Sainte-Honorine 36,358
199. Mont-de-Marsan 36,205
200. Plaisir 36,121
201. Marignane 35,873
202. Dieppe 35,707
203. Montelimar 35,637
204. Tremblay-en-France 35,591
205. Choisy-le-Roi 35,590
206. Saint-Martin-d'Heres 35,528
207. Macon 35,484
208. Romans-sur-Isere 35,002
209. Saint-Raphael 34,918
210. Pontault-Combault 34,798
211. Six-Fours-les-Plages 34,779
212. Perigueux 34,770
213. Aurillac 34,724
214. Neuilly-sur-Marne 34,465
215. Lievin 34,370
216. Agen 34,367
217. Franconville 34,284
218. Sainte-Genevieve-des-Bois 33,689
219. Maubeuge 33,684
220. Bagnolet 33,504
221. Saumur 33,229
222. Biarritz 33,188
223. La Ciotat 33,113
224. Echirolles 33,088
225. Villefranche-sur-Saone 32,994
226. Chatenay-Malabry 32,715
227. Stains 32,601
228. Chatillon 32,383
229. Vienne 32,293
230. Schiltigheim 32,289
231. Les Mureaux 32,134
232. Le Perreux-sur-Marne 32,015
233. Guyancourt 31,989
234. Palaiseau 31,987
235. Saint-Dizier 31,918
236. Creil 31,863
237. Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy 31,785
238. Thonon-les-Bains 31,684
239. Bethune 31,568
240. Colomiers 31,363
241. Nogent-sur-Marne 31,236
242. Athis-Mons 31,225
243. Viry-Chatillon 31,131
244. Houilles 31,121
245. Soissons 31,100
246. Dreux 31,058
247. Charenton-le-Pont 30,910
248. Villeneuve-Saint-Georges 30,881
249. Elancourt 30,831
250. Alencon 30,786
251. Sotteville-les-Rouen 30,619
252. Orange 30,530
253. Villenave-d'Ornon 30,347
254. Pontoise 30,290
255. Villiers-sur-Marne 30,252
256. Chatou 30,091
257. Goussainville 30,047
258. Lomme 29,892
259. Vierzon 29,876
260. Saint-Medard-en-Jalles 29,742
261. Thiais 29,724
262. Carpentras 29,709
263. L'Hay-les-Roses 29,703
264. Menton 29,649
265. Saint-Laurent-du-Var 29,516
266. Saintes 29,512
267. Rochefort 29,427
268. Malakoff 29,420
269. Draveil 29,316
270. Saint-Leu 29,278
271. Saint-Sebastien-sur-Loire 29,238
272. Le Chesnay 29,154
273. Tournefeuille 29,124
274. Clichy-sous-Bois 29,062
275. Chaumont 28,981
276. Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray 28,953
277. Meyzieu 28,929
278. Yerres 28,897
279. Montbeliard 28,865
280. Saint-Cloud 28,839
281. Sens 28,700
282. Laon 28,688
283. Lambersart 28,613
284. Trappes 28,367
285. Rodez 28,337
286. Bergerac 28,317
287. Annemasse 28,275
288. La Garde 28,257
289. Ermont 28,117
290. Rillieux-la-Pape 28,076
291. Villemomble 28,001
292. Pierrefitte-sur-Seine 27,914
293. Le Kremlin-Bicetre 27,867
294. Champs-sur-Marne 27,776
295. Aix-les-Bains 27,651
296. Bezons 27,570
297. Vallauris 27,286
298. Taverny 27,271
299. Illkirch-Graffenstaden 27,261
300. La Teste-de-Buch 27,253



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France History

The name France"" comes from Latin Francia, which literally means ""land of the Franks"" or ""Frankland"". There are various theories as to the origin of the name of the Franks. One is that it is derived from the Proto-Germanic word frankon which translates as javelin or lance as the throwing axe of the Franks was known as a francisca."

Another proposed etymology is that in an ancient Germanic language, Frank means free as opposed to slave. This word still exists in French as franc, it is also used as the translation of Frank"" and to name the local money, until the use of the euro in the 2000s."

However, rather than the ethnic name of the Franks coming from the word frank, it is also possible that the word is derived from the ethnic name of the Franks, the connection being that only the Franks, as the conquering class, had the status of freemen. In German, France is still called Frankreich, which literally means Realm of the Franks"". In order to distinguish from the Frankish Empire of Charlemagne, Modern France is called Frankreich, while the Frankish Realm is called Frankenreich."

The word Frank"" had been loosely used from the fall of Rome to the Middle Ages, yet from Hugh Capet's coronation as ""King of the Franks"" it became usual to strictly refer to the Kingdom of Francia, which would become France. The Capetian Kings were descended from the Robertines, who had produced two Frankish kings, and previously held the title of ""Duke of the Franks"". This Frankish duchy encompassed most of modern northern France but because the royal power was sapped by regional princes the term was then applied to the royal demesne as shorthand. It was finally the name adopted for the entire Kingdom as central power was affirmed over the entire kingdom."







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