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INSEE French City Code

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INSEE French City Code

From an INSEE city code


Not to be confused with Postal Code

From a French city name


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What is the french city INSEE code? (Definition)

The French INSEE code (or city code) is administratively called official geographic code (in France) and is defined by the INSEE institute. It applies to French towns, townships, boroughs, counties, regions, and overseas territories.

The INSEE code consists of 5 digits, the first 2 are the number of the French department the town belongs to and the other 3 are a code given to the town.

How to find a french city INSEE code?

dCode retrieves a code from the name of a city, but also to find a city from its code.

Example: 02468 gives the French city Marle

Example: Caen gives the INSEE code 14118

The current nomenclature does not allow for more than 10,000 towns by department.

How to find an INSEE code for an old city?

Cities sometimes change names or disappear or regroup. dCode manages the codes of all cities, even with old town names.

Municipalities in other countries (such as Algeria which was French) are not registered.

What is the town of birth code?

The commune of birth code is the INSEE geographic code. It is used in particular by the administration or social security.

What is the French city code?

The common code normally refers to the INSEE code, but it can erroneously refer to the postal code.

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