Paris is the capital and largest city of France. It is situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region . As of January 2008 the city of Paris, within its administrative limits 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. Paris was the largest city in the Western world for about 1,000 years, prior to the 19th century, and the largest in the entire world between the 16th and 19th centuries. Paris is today one of the...
|Area:||40.7 sq. mi.|
|Time zone:||Central European Time Zone|
|Also known as:||La Ville des Lumières, Paris, France, City of Light|