PARIS (PERANCIS) - Paris (pronunciation:/pærɨs ˈ in United Kingdom  is the capital city of France. Located on the river Seine, in Northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region (also known as the "Paris Region"; in French: Région parisienne). The city of Paris in its administrative limits (unchanged since 1860) has a population of 2.167.994 inhabitants (January 2006). the Paris Unité urbaine (or urban area) extends beyond the administrative city limits and has an estimated population of 9.93 million (2005). the Paris Aire urbaine (or metropolitan area) has a population of nearly 12 million people, and is one of the most populous metropolitan areas in Europe.

An important settlement for more than two millennia, Paris is today one of the leading business and cultural centres in the world, and the mix of politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science and the arts all help her status as one of the world's largest global city. the Paris Region (Île-de-France) is Europe's biggest city economy, and the fifth largest in the world's list of cities by GDP. With € 500.8 billion (US $ 628.9 billion), it produces a quarter of the gross domestic product (GDP) of France in 2006. the Paris Region hosts 38 of the Fortune Global 500 companiesin several business districts, notably La Défense, the largest purpose-built business district in Europe. Paris also hosts many international organizations such as UNESCO, OECD, ICC and the Paris Club.

Paris is the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with 30 million foreign visitors per year. there are a number of well-known landmarks among the various institutions for the attraction, along with the famous and most popular parks in the world.

Paris is located in a bend of the Seine River toward the North and consists of two islands, Île Saint-Louis and the Île de la Cité, which form the oldest part of the city. Overall, the city is relatively flat, and the lowest point is 35 m (115 ft) above sea level. Paris has several prominent hills, of which the highest is Montmartre at 130 m (426 ft).

Paris, excluding the outer Park of Bois de Boulogne and Bois de Vincennes, covers an oval outlying square kilometres (33.56 square miles). [need reference] The annexation of the city against the outlying territories in 1860 not only gave its modern form, but the form of the twelve arrondissements clockwise (municipal borough). From the 1860 area of 78 km² (30.1 sq mi), the city limits extends into 54.0 km² (34 sq mi) in the 1920s. Forest Park in 1929 the Bois de Boulogne and Bois de Vincennes was officially included in the city, expanding its territory into a 105.397 km² (40.69 sq mi).

The size of the original demographic of Paris, or unité urbaine, extends beyond the boundaries of the city, forming an oval with urban growth along the Seine and Marne of East and South-East of the city, and along the river Seine and Oise to the Northwest and North of the city. [need reference] Outside the main suburbs, population density declined sharply; a mix of Woods and farms join the network éparpillement or surrounding cities, this couronne périurbaine commuter lines, combined with the Paris agglomeration, completes the Paris aire urbaine (or the Paris urban area, a metropolitan area) occupying the oval covering 14,518 km² (5, 605.5 sq mi), or about 140 times the size of Paris itself. 

If you're in paris, at least you should not forget the places that you visit, here are some place: 
  • Eiffle Tower

who is not familiar with the Eiffel Tower? The building was ever entered in the list of "7 Wonders of the world" this is one of the tourist destinations that are often visited by the tourists when visiting Paris. The tower was built of iron Tower 18.083 who purposely built to commemorate a century of the onset of the French Revolution. Unfortunately the tower which was built in about 1887 drew much criticism both from among artists or architecture. The artists assess Eiffel does not have the beauty while the architecture is still debating the wind resistance of building structures after viewing. But anyway, but the fact remains the big magnet Eiffel to attract many tourists, millions of people listed never enjoyed the beauty and romantic mood created in Eiffel.
  • Arc de Triomphe

Another famous Landmark of Paris. The monument-shaped building named Arc de Triomphe. The Arc de Triomphe was built by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1806 in honour of the merits of soldiers who had fought for the French victory. Arc de Triomphe also known as victory gate and is located in the western part of the territory of Champ-Elysee.
  • Place de la Concorde

As the capital, Paris is also equipped with a square of the breadth of reach 86.400 meters. The square was named Place de la Concorde was built in 1755. Place de la Concorde is very famous for its monuments and fountains. Originally, the Place de la Concorde is often used as a vehicle for the spectacle to see the open execution is dropped on the criminals and opponents of the Kingdom. They used to laugh out loud at the sight of the people who are experiencing the pesakitan.
  • The Champ Elysee

If New York has Fifth Avenue, then Paris has the region's elite that offer perfume and goods with famous brand named Champ Elysee. In addition to the various shops that sell branded merchandise, you will also menmukan some of the expensive cafe which has been neatly lined up on the road that long 2 kilometres. You can walk comfortably because the sidewalks in the area of the Champ Elysee is very wide.
  • Musee Du Louvre

If you want to visit one of the world's largest art museum, Musee Du Louvre may be an option. Here, you can visit the phenomenal painting, Monalisa, and acclaimed book The da Vinci Code. Originally, the building used for the Musee Du Louvre is a Palace called the Palais de Louvre. The Palace was built in 1190 and is constantly undergoing construction until 1870.

Continue to do reconstruction in 1989 when the i. m. Pei, a Chinese origin United States architecture, creating a pyramid of glass. The glass pyramid was then made as one of the entrance of Musse Du Louvre which totals three. To be able to enjoy the beauty of more than 35,000 objects of art, you have to spend of 9 euros.
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