Paris is the caipital ceety an lairgest ceety o Fraunce. It is situatit on the river Seine, in northren Fraunce, at the hert o the Île-de-France region (or Paris Region, French: Région parisienne). The ceety o Paris, athin its admeenistrative limits (the 20 arrondissements) lairgely unchyngit syne 1860, haes an estimatit population o 2,211,297 (Januar 2008), but the Paris metropolitan aurie haes a population o 12,089,098 (Januar 2008), an is ane o the maist populatit metropolitan auries in Europe. Paris wis the lairgest ceety in the Wastren warld for aboot 1,000 year, prior tae the 19t century, an the lairgest in the entire warld atween the 16t an 19t centuries.

Paris
Seine and Eiffel Tower from Tour Saint Jacques 2013-08.JPG
Arc Triomphe (square).jpgNotre Dame dalla Senna.jpg
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Clockwise frae tap: skyline o Paris on the Seine wi the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame de Paris, the Louvre an its large pyramid, an the Arc de Triomphe
Banner o Paris
Banner
Coat of airms o Paris
Coat airms
Motto(s): 
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"Tossed but niver sunk"
Paris is locatit in Fraunce
Paris
Paris
Location within Île-de-France region
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Coordinates: 48°51′24″N 2°21′03″E / 48.8567°N 2.3508°E / 48.8567; 2.3508Coordinates: 48°51′24″N 2°21′03″E / 48.8567°N 2.3508°E / 48.8567; 2.3508
KintraFraunce
RegionÎle-de-France
DepairtmentParis
Subdiveesions20 arrondissements
Govrenment
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Anne Hidalgo (PS)
Area
 • Ceety105.4 km2 (40.7 sq mi)
 • Urban
2845 km2 (1,098 sq mi)
 • Metro
17174.4 km2 (6,631.1 sq mi)
Population
2
 • Urban
10,601,122
 • Urban density3,700/km2 (9,700/sq mi)
 • Metro
12,405,426
 • Metro density720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Parisian(s) (or Parisien, Parisienne (fr)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
75056 /75001–75020, 75116
Websitewww.paris.fr
1 French Laund Register data, that excludes lochs, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) an river estuaries.

Kent warldwide as the Ceity o Licht (la Ville Lumière), Paris haes been a major tourist destination for centuries. The ceity is weel-kent fae the beauty o its airchitectur, its urban perspectives an avenues, an the walth o its museums an aw. Biggit on an airc o the Watter Seine, it is dividit intil twa pairts: the Richt Baunk tae the north and the smawer Left Baunk tae the sooth.

Formerly the caipital o a colonial empire raxin ower five continents, Paris is yit regairdit as the hert o the French-speakin warld an haes hauden a strang international poseetion, hostin the heidquarters o the OECD an the UNESCO amang ithers. This, combined wi its financial, business, poleetical, and tourism acteevities, haes turned Paris intil ane o the major transportation hubs in the warld. New York, Lunnon, Tokyo, an Paris is aften listit as the fower major global ceeties.

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  1. INSEE local statistics, including Bois de Boulogne and Bois de Vincennes.
  2. "INSEE official estimated population by department and region as of 1 January 2019". 22 Januar 2019. Archived frae the original on 21 Apryle 2017. Retrieved 4 Apryle 2017.
  3. "Dossier complet − Aire urbaine de Paris (001)". www.insee.fr. Archived frae the original on 24 Julie 2018. Retrieved 20 Mairch 2019.