About Paris

Paris is the capital and most populous city in France, with an administrative-limits area of 105 Km2 and an official population of 2.3 million inhabitants. The city is a commune and department, and the heart of the 12 Km2 Île-de-France region (colloquially known as the “Paris Region”), whose 2016 population of 12 million inhabitants represented roughly 18 percent of the population of France.

The city is a major rail, highway, and air-transport hub served by two international airports: Paris-Charles de Gaulle (the second busiest airport in Europe after London Heathrow Airport) and Paris-Orly. Opened in 1900, the city’s subway system, the Paris Metro, serves 5.23 million passengers daily.


Plan of Paris
Plans and maps of Paris