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MacDeacon
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Message Posted On Monday, March 13th 2006 at 11:09 am
I didn't see the answer to this anywhere... in Country of Birth, what is the difference between France and France, Metropolitan? Shouldn't the latter be removed?
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Message Posted On Monday, March 13th 2006 at 3:08 pm
Not sure if this will help. I will keep looking for more info that might be a little more simplistic. Unless you know more about France then I do maybe it will make perfect sense to you. It seems like there might be a difference.

Metropolitan France refers to the part of France in Europe, including Corsica, as opposed to the overseas departments and overseas territories, which, while integral parts of the French Republic, are regarded as Overseas France. In the overseas departments, a person from Metropolitan France is often called a métro, short for métropolitain.

As of January 1, 2006, there were 61,044,700 people living in Metropolitan France, while there were 2,543,000 people living in Overseas France, giving a total of 63,587,700 inhabitants in the French Republic.

Metropolitan France excluding the island of Corsica is referred to as Continental France (la France continentale), or just the Continent (le continent). In Corsica, people from Continental France are referred to as "Continentals" (les continentaux).

info came from here

From other stuff I read It sounds like there is a distinction in government and geography between the two. It is part of France but somehow has a distinction that makes it "metropolitan france" differentiating it from just being in the country of France. I don't think it means metropolitan as we think of it as equivalent to the city. I hope that helps but I am not sure it will...
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Message Posted On Monday, March 13th 2006 at 5:06 pm
On Monday, March 13th 2006 3:08 pm, melfank wrote:
Not sure if this will help. I will keep looking for more info that might be a little more simplistic. Unless you know more about France then I do maybe it will make perfect sense to you. It seems like there might be a difference.

Metropolitan France refers to the part of France in Europe, including Corsica, as opposed to the overseas departments and overseas territories, which, while integral parts of the French Republic, are regarded as Overseas France. In the overseas departments, a person from Metropolitan France is often called a métro, short for métropolitain.

As of January 1, 2006, there were 61,044,700 people living in Metropolitan France, while there were 2,543,000 people living in Overseas France, giving a total of 63,587,700 inhabitants in the French Republic.

Metropolitan France excluding the island of Corsica is referred to as Continental France (la France continentale), or just the Continent (le continent). In Corsica, people from Continental France are referred to as "Continentals" (les continentaux).

info came from here

From other stuff I read It sounds like there is a distinction in government and geography between the two. It is part of France but somehow has a distinction that makes it "metropolitan france" differentiating it from just being in the country of France. I don't think it means metropolitan as we think of it as equivalent to the city. I hope that helps but I am not sure it will...


If this is the case, it would make more sense to designate them as "France" and "overseas France" or something, because the rest of us put people who are born in France down as "France" because that's what we call the country of France. The overwhelming majority of all people in the db designated as "born in France" were born in the big part of France, the part in Europe.

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Message Posted On Monday, March 13th 2006 at 5:40 pm
Yeah, I have always put people born in Paris in "France" and not "France, Metropolitan".

It seems like a distinction without substance.

Otherwise, we might want to put people in the British colonies under "United Kingdom" and folks from U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico under "United States".
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Message Posted On Tuesday, March 14th 2006 at 11:43 am
Out of curiosity, I input one person as being born in France, Metropolitan. It turns out there isn't a flag assigned to that designation and it is listed as "FX".

No one will recognize it.
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Message Posted On Tuesday, March 14th 2006 at 5:14 pm
On Tuesday, March 14th 2006 11:43 am, MacDeacon wrote:
Out of curiosity, I input one person as being born in France, Metropolitan. It turns out there isn't a flag assigned to that designation and it is listed as "FX".

No one will recognize it.


I think they should be merged.
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Message Posted On Monday, April 17th 2006 at 10:25 am
I wonder if this has been fixed...

Nope!