Paris France map
Paris France on the map. Paris France map (Île-de-France - France) to print. Paris France map (Île-de-France - France) to download. Paris, which covers 105 km2, is also a department. Paris is at the heart of the largest urban area in France as its shown in Paris France map, both in terms of surface area and population. Paris is located practically in the center of the largest French geological complex, the Paris Basin. arrondissement and the Bois de Boulogne of the 16th arrondissement. Paris is both a commune and the most central department of the Île-de-France region, which has 8 in total.
Paris, capital of France since Hugues Capet (end of the 10th century) as its mentioned in Paris France map, has since then exerted its attraction throughout France and its influence very early on went beyond national borders. Over the course of Paris history, the city first expanded, concentrically, and then became denser; the available space, whether for housing or for activities, gradually became rarer.
Paris is situated on the River Seine, in northern France as you can see in Paris France map, at the heart of the Île-de-France region ("Région parisienne"). Paris occupies a central position in the rich agricultural region known as the Paris Basin, and it constitutes one of eight départements of the Île-de-France administrative region. Paris is by far the country most important centre of commerce and culture.
The Paris Region is France premier centre of economic activity: While its population accounted for 18.8% of the total population of metropolitan France in 2009, Paris GDP accounted for 29.5% of metropolitan France GDP (see Paris France map). Paris Ouest (ie: Western Paris) is an expression referring to the wealthiest, most exclusive and prestigious residential area of France.