Capital of France

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an estimated population of 2,148,271 residents as of 2020, in an area of 105 square kilometres. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, diplomacy, commerce, fashion, science and arts. The City of Paris is the centre and seat of government of the Île-de-France, or Paris Region, which has an estimated official 2020 population of 12,278,210, or about 18 percent of the population of France. The Paris Region had a GDP of €709 billion in 2017. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit Worldwide Cost of Living Survey in 2018, Paris was the second most expensive city in the world, after Singapore, and ahead of Zürich, Hong Kong, Oslo and Geneva. Another source ranked Paris as most expensive, on a par with Singapore and Hong Kong, in 2018.

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French President Emmanuel Macron called Lebanese leaders on Friday over stalled efforts to form a new government, a diplomatic source said, as Paris seeks to..
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Paris: Defending champion Egan Bernal has withdrawn from the Tour de France ahead of stage 17, his Ineos Grenadiers team said on Wednesday. Bernal, whose hopes..
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Neymar is one of five players sent off after an injury-time brawl as Marseille beat Paris St-Germain in an action-packed Ligue 1 game.
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More than 200 people are arrested as anti-government demonstrators clash with police in the French capital.
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PARIS (AP) — Activists relaunched France’s yellow vest movement Saturday after the disruptive demonstrations against Emmanuel Macron’s presidency and..
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Ubisoft is expanding its diversity inclusion efforts with two programs aimed at women and “individuals from..
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PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron urged fellow European leaders Thursday to stand up to the Turkish government and what he called..
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PARIS — The French government will discuss on Friday whether to impose new, local lockdowns to try to tackle rising COVID-19 while keeping economic and social..
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Student Jeanne describes her embarrassment at being stopped from going into the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.
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Marie Blanquart had big plans for 2020. As president of The..
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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers remarks on climate change and ecology during the official opening ceremony of Lisbon European Green..
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