Paris

Paris

Paris ( French : [paʁi]  ( listen ) ) is the capital and most populous city of France . It has an area of 105 square kilometres (41 square miles) and a population in 2013 of 2,229,621 within its administrative limits. [3] The city is both a commune and department and forms the centre and headquarters of the Île-de-France , or Paris Region, which has an area of 12,012 square kilometres (4,638 square miles) and a population in 2014 of 12,005,077, comprising 18.2 percent of the population of France. [4]