Paris (fr. Paris) - the capital and largest metropolitan France, located in the center of Paris Basin, on the Seine (La Seine). The city is the center of political, economic and cultural country.
The administrative boundaries of Paris, home to more than 2 million people (according to data from 2010 was 2 243 833 ), in the so-called. Great Paris approx. 10 million, and in the whole conurbation of more than 12 million (in 2007, the Paris metropolitan area has a population of 12 067 000 persons). Paris agglomeration competes the same in terms of population in the European Union to London.
Paris, which is a separate department number 75, is also the capital of the administrative region of Île-de-France. In addition to the department of Paris, it includes departments: Essonne (91), Hauts-de-Seine (92), Seine-Saint-Denis (93), Seine-et-Marne (77), Val-de-Marne (94) Val-d'Oise (95) and Yvelines (78).
The city has a concentric arrangement of the radiating star-boulevards. Its axis is indented valley of the Seine River, which divides Paris into two parts: the right bank (north) Rive Droite and left bank (southern) Rive Gauche.
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