At the beginning of the 21st century, in which French regions do people have the longest lifespan? - Île-de-France leads as the region with the lowest mortality rates
At present Île-de-France is the region where men live the longest (77.3 years), ahead of the South-West quarter of France. Life expectancy is around the same for men and women living in the North and North-Eastern areas of the country and in central areas lying along a Champagne-Auvergne axis. The Pays de la Loire region has a higher female life expectancy. During the second half of the 20th century differences between regions reduced. The death rate after 60 years of age is the determinant factor in the differences observed. On average those living in the overseas departments die earlier than those living on the French mainland.