Paris Mon AmourParis is the capital city of France. It is situated on the River Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region ("Region Parisienne").Paris Mon Amour by ~fleacartasi
Paris has an estimated population of 2,153,600 inhabitants (2005 est.). The Paris urban area has a population of 9.93 million; a vast commuter belt around the same completes the Paris "aire urbaine" (roughly: "metropolitan area") that, with its population of 11.5 million, is one of the most populated areas of its kind in Europe.
The city derives its name from that of its first known permanent inhabitants, the Gallic Parisii tribe. The city became known as Lutetia (/lutetja/) during the first to fifth century Roman occupation, but began to adopt its present-day name towards the end of this period.
Paris has many nicknames, but its most famous is 'The City of Light' (La Ville-lumière), a name it owes both to its fame as a centre of education and ideas and its early adoption of street-lighting. Paris since the early 20th cent