Occitanie, the new name for the greater Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrenees region

Friday, 8 July, 2016

On 23 June, the Regional Council of Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées chose “Occitanie” as the new name for the region. This name received much acclaim during the public consultation that lasted several months. For Carole Delga, President of the Occitanie region, “The new name is a unifying symbol that represents our collective ambitions and our common identity. It will be our banner nationally and internationally and will be enriched with a permanent reference to the Pyrénées and the Mediterranean in the Region’s institutional communications.” Moreover, even if Montpellier will host some commissions, Toulouse will become the official seat of this region, which represents one third of the French territory, with over five and a half million inhabitants.