Paris, France 44 images Created 9 Jan 2012
Paris is the capital of and largest city in France. It is situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Paris Region. The city of Paris, within its administrative limits largely unchanged since 1860, has an estimated population of 2,211,297, but the Paris metropolitan area has a population of 12,089,098, and is one of the most populated metropolitan areas in Europe. Paris was the largest city in the Western world for about 1,000 years, prior to the 19th century, and the largest in the entire world between the 16th and 19th centuries.