Capital and largest city of France

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. With an official estimated population of 2,102,650 residents as of 1 January 2023 in an area of more than 105 km2 (41 sq mi), Paris is the fifth-most populated city in the European Union and the 30th most densely populated city in the world in 2022. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of the world's major centres of finance, diplomacy, commerce, culture, fashion, gastronomy and many areas. For its leading role in the arts and sciences, as well as its early and extensive system of street lighting, in the 19th century, it became known as the City of Light.

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Tom Daley rejoins British Swimming's world class programme for diving ahead of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 2 days ago

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman calls for concrete action on climate funding and transfer of technology at COP28. She highlights the need for funding..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 2 days ago

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman urges concrete action on climate funding and technology transfer at the upcoming COP 28. India will showcase its achievements..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 2 days ago

Great Britain's most successful female Olympic athlete Dame Laura Kenny is targeting a fourth Games in Paris next year.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 3 days ago

Beth Potter and Alex Yee are confirmed as the first two Great Britain triathletes to be selected for the Paris 2024 Olympics.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 week ago

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