Paris map 360. Paris map (Île-de-France - France) to print. Paris map (Île-de-France - France) to download. Paris is the capital and largest city of France. Paris map is situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region (or Paris Region, French: Région parisienne). As of January 2008 the city of Paris, within its administrative limits (the 20 arrondissements) largely unchanged since 1860, has an estimated population of 2,211,297 and a metropolitan population of 12,089,098, and is one of the most populated metropolitan areas in Europe.
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The political and intellectual capital of France, Paris is the seat of the government and major administrations (see Paris map), a defense zone, an archbishopric, a court of appeal, and numerous academic and cultural institutions. As the main river port, Paris is still the country leading financial, commercial, industrial and tourist center, thanks to the abundance of labor, the importance of the consumer market, the concentration of capital and the convergence of communication routes.
Paris, city and capital of France, situated in the north-central part of the country as its shown in Paris map. People were living on the site of the present-day city, located along the Seine River some 233 miles (375 km) upstream from the river mouth on the English Channel (La Manche), by about 7600 BCE. The modern city of Paris has spread from the island (the Île de la Cité) and far beyond both banks of the Seine.
Paris has been on the lips of every dreamer, in the spirit of every romantic and under the feet of almost every traveler. The stories of the "City of Lights" have gone beyond hyperbole, but much of the myth is true. The city of Paris on map has inspired poets, artists and almost everyone who has walked its cobbled streets and elegant terraces. Stealing a kiss in a Montmartre street, seeing the Moulon Rouge cabaret, climbing the many steps of the Eiffel Tower. Paris combines the magic of European mysticism with the energy of a world city.
Paris, the capital of France and of the Ile de France region, covers a surface area of 105 km² and has a population, according to the last census in 1999, of 2,125,246 as its shown in Paris map. At the end of the 20th century, the Paris agglomeration counted 11,131,412 inhabitants, of which 2,147,274 within the city proper. Parisians make up 19.4% of the population of the Ile de France region (estimated 1st January 2003). The overall population of the region has been in constant decline for over 70 years.