Talking to British respondents about the city of Nantes and the river Loire over the past week led to questions of comparison both within France and with UK cities and rivers. I’ve plotted these as charts to show that visually:
While France covers a far greater geographic area than the UK the populations are about the same.
However, the urban structures show a very different distribution. Nantes is France’s sixth largest city but compares in size with Swansea (27th), Derby (29th) and Plymouth, the 30th largest urban area in the UK with a population of 260,203 (ONS Census 2011).
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