Paris

Paris, the cosmopolitan capital of , is one of the largest agglomerations in , with 2.2 million people living in the dense central city, 7 million people in the Métropole du Grand Paris and almost 12 million people living in the metropolitan area.
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is a collection of modern high-rise office and residential buildings built according to an evolving central plan on the western outskirts of Paris, beyond the last Parisian loop of the river Seine. Photo: Micdjunior, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The centre of contemporary Paris and the site of such landmarks as the Louvre and of the Tuileries… Photo: Jjtkk, Public domain.

The 4th is a good chunk of what used to be medieval Paris, and you'll find a lot left from that time on both islands and in the narrow streets of the lower Marais. Photo: Björn Söderqvist, CC BY-SA 2.0.

The of Paris is one of the financial centres of Europe, being home to the Bourse and thus the CAC 40 index you hear about in world financial news. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Notable Places in the Area

Museum
The Musée d'Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the of the . Photo: DXR, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Tourist attraction
The is a wrought-iron lattice tower on the in Paris, . Photo: Benh, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Tourist attraction
The Avenue des is an avenue in the , , 1.9 kilometres long and 70 metres wide, running between the and the , where the is located. Photo: Gerd Eichmann, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Church
de Paris, referred to simply as , is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the in the . Photo: P e z i, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Destinations

The is perhaps the most expensive area to live in Paris. Photo: Ypsilon from Finland, CC0.

As with Paris itself, the is hard to write about without using superlatives. Photo: Ypsilon from Finland, CC0.

The of Paris is one of the best known of the city's central districts, located on the Left Bank of the river Seine. Photo: K'm, CC BY-SA 3.0.

A quieter part of the ancient Marais neighbourhood which is centred in the , the 3rd is possibly one of the best places to live in Paris. Photo: Pol, Public domain.

The of Paris is a diverse, "in between" section of the French capital. Photo: Daniel Stockman, CC BY-SA 2.0.

The of Paris is home to the Avenue des Champs Elysées, which ends up at the Arc de Triomphe. Photo: Aleksandr Zykov, CC BY-SA 2.0.

The of Paris centres on the Canal Saint Martin and the restaurants and cafés which line its banks. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The of Paris lies slightly off the beaten path, directly north of the Arc de Triomphe. Photo: Loïc LLH, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Although largely residential, the is best known for its northeastern quartier Montparnasse, for the Paris Catacombs and the Parc Montsouris. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The of Paris is one of the largest of the city's districts even without the 2,460 acre Bois de Vincennes, which more than doubles its size. Photo: Edgar Jiménez, CC BY-SA 2.0.

The is home to two quite different but equally blossoming centres of Parisian nightlife. Photo: ParisSharing, CC BY 2.0.

The of Paris lies to the east of the centre and represents an old working-class area now in rapid transformation. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0.

The of Paris is probably best known for the hill of Montmartre which was the… Photo: Mbzt, CC BY 3.0.

The of Paris is in the city's southwest on the Left Bank of the Seine. Photo: Jean-François Gornet, CC BY-SA 2.0.

The of Paris is primarily a residential and business district in the southeast of Paris, on the of the Seine. Photo: PHGCOM, Public domain.

The of Paris is in the north of the city, and is a peaceful, green and family-friendly refuge from the otherwise quite stuffy and/or shabby city. Photo: Mbzt, CC BY-SA 3.0.

This large district occupies most of the West of Paris, extending east-west between the bends… Photo: Elena Tatiana Chis, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The in travellers' terms generally refers to the "Left Bank" of the River Seine in the capital city of Paris. Photo: Guilhem Vellut, CC BY 2.0.

Localities in the Area

is a commune in the department and region of north-central . Photo: Tcouery, CC BY 2.5.

Town
is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, . Photo: Parisette, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Town
is a commune in the southern Parisian suburbs, located 4.4 km from the centre of Paris, France. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

Paris

Latitude
48.861° or 48° 51' 39.7" north
Longitude
2.3358° or 2° 20' 9" east
Population
2,190,000
IATA airport code
PAR
United Nations Location Code
FR PAR
Elevation
42 metres (138 feet)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 17807753
Geo­Names ID
2988507
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Paris
  • Achinese: Paris
  • Adyghe: Париж
  • Afar: Parij
  • Afrikaans: Paris
  • Afrikaans: Parys
  • Akan: Paris
  • Albanian: Paris
  • Albanian: Parisi
  • Amharic: ፓሪ
  • Amharic: ፓሪስ
  • Arabic: Paris
  • Arabic: باريس
  • Aragonese: París
  • Armenian: Փարիզ
  • Arpitan: Paris
  • Asturian: París
  • Avaric: Paris
  • Avaric: Париж
  • Awadhi: पेरीस
  • Aymara: Paris
  • Azerbaijani: Paris
  • Bambara: Paris
  • Bashkir: Париж
  • Basque: Paris
  • Bavarian: Paris
  • Belarusian: Парыж
  • Bengali: আলোর শহর
  • Bengali: পারি
  • Bengali: প্যারিস
  • Bhojpuri: पेरिस
  • Bhojpuri: पैरिस
  • Bislama: Paris
  • Bosnian: Pariz
  • Breton: Pariz
  • Bulgarian: Париж
  • Burmese: ပါရီမြို့
  • Cajun French: Paris
  • Catalan: París
  • Catalan: la ciutat de la llum
  • Cebuano: Paris
  • Central Bikol: Paris
  • Central Kurdish: پاریس
  • Chamorro: Paris
  • Chavacano: Paris
  • Chechen: Париж
  • Cherokee: ᏆᏫ
  • Cheyenne: Paris
  • Chinese: Bālí
  • Chinese: Pa-lí
  • Chinese: 巴黎
  • Chinese: 巴黎市
  • Church Slavic: Парижь
  • Chuvash: Париж
  • Chuvash: Парис
  • Cornish: Paris
  • Corsican: Pariggi
  • Corsican: Parighji
  • Corsican: Parigi
  • Crimean Tatar: Paris
  • Croatian: Paris
  • Croatian: Pariz
  • Czech: Paris
  • Czech: Paříž
  • Danish: Paris
  • Dimli (individual language): Paris
  • Dotyali: पेरिस
  • Dutch: Lutetia
  • Dutch: Parijs
  • Eastern Mari: Париж
  • Egyptian Arabic: باريس
  • English: City of Light
  • English: Paris, France
  • Erzya: Париж ош
  • Esperanto: Paris
  • Esperanto: Parizo
  • Estonian: Pariis
  • Ewe: Paris
  • Extremaduran: París
  • Faroese: Paris
  • Fiji Hindi: Paris
  • Finnish: Pariisi
  • French: FR-75
  • French: Lutèce
  • French: Paname
  • French: Pantruche
  • French: Paris
  • French: Ville-Lumière
  • French: Ville de l'Amour
  • Friulian: Parîs
  • Fulah: Pari
  • Gagauz: Paris
  • Galician: París
  • Galician: پاريس
  • Gan Chinese: 巴黎
  • Ganda: Paris
  • Georgian: პარიზი
  • German: Paris
  • German: Île-de-France
  • Gilaki: پاريس
  • Goan Konkani: Paris
  • Gothic: 𐍀𐌰𐍂𐌹𐍃
  • Greek: Παρίσι
  • Greek: Πόλη του φωτός
  • Guarani: Parĩ
  • Guianese Creole French: Pari
  • Gujarati: પૅરિસ
  • Gujarati: પેરિસ
  • Haitian: Pari
  • Hakka Chinese: Pâ-lì-sṳ
  • Hausa: Faris
  • Hausa: Palika
  • Hausa: Pariis
  • Hausa: Pâ-lì
  • Hawaiian: Palika
  • Hebrew: פריז
  • Hebrew: פריס
  • Hindi: पेरिस
  • Hindi: पैरिस
  • Hungarian: Párizs
  • Icelandic: París
  • Ido: Paris
  • Iloko: Paris
  • Inari Sami: Pariisi
  • Indonesian: Paris
  • Ingush: Париж
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Paris
  • Interlingue: Paris
  • Irish: Páras
  • Italian: Lutezia
  • Italian: Parigi
  • Italian: Paris
  • Italian: Ville de Paris
  • Jamaican Creole English: Paris
  • Japanese: パリ
  • Japanese: パリ市
  • Japanese: 巴里
  • Javanese: Paris
  • Kabardian: Париж
  • Kabiyè: Paarii
  • Kabyle: Paris
  • Kalaallisut: Paris
  • Kannada: ಪ್ಯಾರಿಸ್
  • Kara-Kalpak: Paris
  • Karachay-Balkar: Париж
  • Kashubian: Pariz
  • Kazakh: Париж
  • Kazakh: Париж қаласы
  • Khmer: ប៉ារីស
  • Kinyarwanda: Paris
  • Kirghiz: Париж
  • Komi-Permyak: Париж
  • Komi: Париж
  • Kongo: Paris
  • Korean: 파리
  • Kotava: Paris
  • Kurdish: Parîs
  • Kölsch: Paris
  • Ladin: Paris
  • Ladino: Paris
  • Lao: Paris
  • Lao: ປາລີ
  • Latgalian: Pariža
  • Latin: Lutetia
  • Latin: Lutetia Parisorum
  • Latin: Lutèce
  • Latin: Parisius
  • Latvian: Parīze
  • Lezghian: Париж
  • Ligurian: Pariggi
  • Limburgan: Paries
  • Lingala: Pari
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Paris
  • Literary Chinese: 巴黎
  • Lithuanian: Paryžius
  • Livvi: Pariižu
  • Lojban: paris
  • Lombard: Paris
  • Low German: Paries
  • Low German: Paris
  • Lower Sorbian: Paris
  • Luxembourgish: Paräis
  • Macedo-Romanian: Parij
  • Macedonian: Париз
  • Mainfränkisch: Paris
  • Maithili: पेरिस
  • Malagasy: Paris
  • Malagasy: Parisy
  • Malay: Paris
  • Malayalam: പാരിസ്
  • Maltese: Pariġi
  • Manx: Paarys
  • Maori: Parī
  • Marathi: पॅरिस
  • Mazanderani: پاریس
  • Min Dong Chinese: Bă-là̤
  • Min Nan Chinese: Pa-lí
  • Minangkabau: Paris
  • Mingrelian: პარიზი
  • Mirandese: Paris
  • Mongolian: Парис
  • Moroccan Arabic: باريز
  • N'Ko: ߔߊ߬ߙߌ߬
  • N'Ko: ߔߊ߬ߙߌ߬߸ ߝߊ߬ߙߊ߲߬ߛߌ߬
  • N'Ko: ߦߋߟߋ߲ ߛߏ
  • Narom: Paris
  • Nauru: Paris
  • Neapolitan: Parigge
  • Nepali: पेरिस
  • Newari: पेरिस
  • Northern Frisian: Pariis
  • Northern Frisian: Paris
  • Northern Luri: شهر پاریس
  • Northern Sami: Paris
  • Norwegian: Paris
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Paris
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Paris
  • Novial: Paris
  • Nyanja: Paris
  • Occitan (post 1500): París
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܦܐܪܝܣ
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Paris
  • Oriya: ଆଲୋକମାଳାର ସହର
  • Oriya: ପ୍ୟାରିସ,ଫ୍ରାନ୍ସ
  • Oriya: ପ୍ୟାରିସ
  • Oromo: Paaris
  • Ossetian: Париж
  • Pampanga: Paris
  • Panjabi: ਪੈਰਿਸ
  • Papiamento: Paris
  • Pennsylvania German: Paris
  • Persian: پاریز، پَریز، پری
  • Persian: پاریس
  • Picard: Paris
  • Piemontese: Paris
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Paris
  • Polish: Paris
  • Polish: Paryż
  • Pontic: Παρίσι
  • Portuguese: Paris
  • Portuguese: Paris, França
  • Portuguese: Ville de Paris
  • Prussian: Paris
  • Pushto: پاريس
  • Pushto: پاریس
  • Quechua: Paris
  • Romagnol: Paris
  • Romanian: Orașul Luminilor
  • Romanian: Paris
  • Romansh: Paris
  • Rundi: Paris
  • Russia Buriat: Парис
  • Russian: Париж (Франция)
  • Russian: Париж (столица)
  • Russian: Париж, Франция
  • Russian: Париж
  • Rusyn: Паріж
  • Samoan: Pale
  • Samogitian: Parīžios
  • Sango: Paris
  • Santali: ᱯᱮᱨᱤᱥ
  • Sardinian: Parigi
  • Saterfriesisch: Paris
  • Scots: Paris
  • Scottish Gaelic: Paras
  • Scottish Gaelic: Paris
  • Serbian: Paris
  • Serbian: Париз, Француска
  • Serbian: Париз
  • Serbian: град светлости
  • Serbo-Croatian: Pariz
  • Shona: Paris
  • Sicilian: Pariggi
  • Silesian: Paryż
  • Sindhi: پيرس
  • Sinhala: පැරිස්
  • Sinhala: පැරීසිය
  • Slovak: Paris
  • Slovak: Paríž
  • Slovenian: Pariz
  • Somali: Baariis
  • South Azerbaijani: پاریس
  • Southern Sotho: Paris
  • Spanish: La Ciudad Luz
  • Spanish: La Ciudad de la Luz
  • Spanish: Paris
  • Spanish: París
  • Sranan Tongo: Paris
  • Sundanese: Paris
  • Swahili: Paris
  • Swedish: Paris
  • Swiss German: Paris
  • Tagalog: Lungsod ng Paris
  • Tagalog: Paris
  • Tahitian: Paris
  • Tajik: Париж
  • Tajik: Порис
  • Tamil: பாரிஸ்
  • Tatar: Париж
  • Telugu: పారిస్
  • Tetum: París
  • Thai: ปารีส
  • Tibetan: ཕ་རི།
  • Tok Pisin: Paris
  • Tornedalen Finnish: Pariisi
  • Tosk Albanian: Paris
  • Tumbuka: Paris
  • Tunisian Arabic: باريس
  • Turkish: Paris
  • Turkmen: Pariž
  • Tuvinian: Париж
  • Twi: Paris
  • Udmurt: Париж
  • Uighur: پارىژ
  • Ukrainian: Париж
  • Upper Sorbian: Paris
  • Urdu: پیرس
  • Uzbek: Parij
  • Venetian: Parixe
  • Veps: Pariž
  • Vietnamese: Ba Lê
  • Vietnamese: Kinh đô ánh sáng
  • Vietnamese: Pa-ri
  • Vietnamese: Paris
  • Vlaams: Parys
  • Vlax Romani: Paris
  • Volapük: Paris
  • Võro: Pariis
  • Walloon: Paris
  • Waray (Philippines): Paris
  • Welsh: Paris
  • Western Armenian: Փարիզ
  • Western Frisian: Parys
  • Western Mari: Париж
  • Western Panjabi: پیرس
  • Wolof: Pari
  • Wu Chinese: 巴黎
  • Xhosa: Paris
  • Yakut: Париж
  • Yiddish: פאריז
  • Yoruba: Parisi
  • Yue Chinese: 巴黎
  • Zeeuws: Paries
  • Zhuang: Bahliz
  • Zulu: IParisi
  • Parì

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