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Host Region: Occ­i­tanie (France)

© Saada Romain / Ferrer Fabien / Region Occitanie
© Saa­da Romain / Fer­rer Fabi­en / Region Occitanie

The Occ­i­tanie / Pyrénées-Méditer­ranée region is the most attrac­tive ter­ri­to­ry in France. It is the sec­ond largest met­ro­pol­i­tan area. From Lot to Gard, it offers an unpar­al­leled diver­si­ty of landscapes. 

Occ­i­tanie attracts more than 50,000 new inhab­i­tants each year and will see its pop­u­la­tion increase by 800,000 inhab­i­tants by 2030. With the high­est pop­u­la­tion growth in France, it cur­rent­ly has 5.9 mil­lion residents. 

First region in France for busi­ness cre­ation, the region is a wel­com­ing and attrac­tive ter­ri­to­ry. Its GDP ranks 4th among French regions (7.3% of nation­al GDP). 1st French region for the research efforts, it excels in terms of high­er edu­ca­tion with 35 large schools and uni­ver­si­ties in Toulouse, Mont­pel­li­er and through­out the ter­ri­to­ry, host­ing near­ly 245,000 students.