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Paris (Paris French, pronounced [paʁi] (? • i)) is the capital of France and the Ile de France region. Constituted the only municipality unidepartamental the country, is located on both banksof a meander along the river Seine in central Paris Basin, between the confluence of the Marne and the Seine river upstream, and the Oise and the Seine downstream .
The city of Paris within itsadministrative boundaries close has a population of 2,193,031 inhabitants (2007) .3 However, during the twentieth century, the Paris metropolitan area expanded beyond the city limits of Paris, and now thethird largest in Europe, with a population of 11,836,970 inhabitants (2007) 4
The Paris region (Ile de France), along with London, the most important economic center Europe.5 With 552.7 billioneuros (813.4 billion U.S. dollars), produced more than a quarter of the Product (GDP) of France in 2008.6 The Defense is the first European business district, 7 houses the headquarters of almost half oflarge French companies, as well as the headquarters of twenty of the 100 largest in the world. Paris also hosts many international organizations such as UNESCO, OECD, International Chamber of Commerceor the Paris Club.
The city is a popular tourist destination in the world, with more than 26 million foreign visitors per year.8 has many of the most famous and admired monuments of the world: theEiffel Tower, the Cathedral of Notre Dame Avenue Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe, Sacre Coeur, the former Hospital of the Invalides, the Pantheon, the Arch of Defense, the Opera Garnier andMontmartre, among others. It also hosts world-renowned institutions: the Louvre (the most famous and most visited museum in the world), the Orsay Museum and National Museum of Natural History in France.Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel in French), originally named tower 330 meters (330 meters tour) is a puddling iron structure designed by French engineer Gustave Eiffel and his staff for the 1889...
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