France, Europe

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Number of Protected areas

4,600

Polygons/Points ratio

99%

Polygons

1%

Points

Number of sources

For International designations 4
For National designations 1
For Regional designations 3
TOTAL 8

Protected areas coverage

Area terrestrial (Ref 1 ↓ )

26.03%

coverage

142,875.0 km2

Land Area Protected

548,954.1 km2

Total Land Area

Area marine

26.17%

coverage

89,979.0 km2

Marine Area Protected

343,866.4 km2

Total Marine Area
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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
48 1.04
6 0.13
13 0.28
2628 57.13
62 1.35
1789 38.89
49 1.07
5 0.11

Governance types

Name Governance type Count %
? 4517 98.2
? 43 0.93
? 40 0.87