Paris

Paris

Paris is the capital city and most populous metropolitan area of the French Republic. It is situated on the River Seine, in the north of the country, at the heart of the Île-de-France region. An important settlement for more than two millennia, by the late12th century Paris had become a walled cathedral city that was one of Europe's foremost centres of learning and the arts, as well as the largest city in the Western world until the turn of the 18th century. Paris was the focal point for many important political events throughout its history, including the French Revolution.Today it is one of the world's leading business and cultural centres, and its influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, science, fashion and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major cities.

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Paris is the capital and largest city of France. It is situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the le-de-France region. The city of Paris, within its administrative limits (the 20 arrondissements) largely unchanged since 1860, has a population of about 2,300,000. Its metropolitan area is one of largest population centres in Europe, with more than 12 million inhabitants. An important settlement for more than two millennia, Paris had become, by the 12th century, one of Europe's foremost centres of learning and the arts and the largest city in the Western world until the 18th century. Paris is today one of the world's leading business and cultural centres and its influences in politics, education, entertainment, media, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities. Paris and the Paris Region, with 572.

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