Paris : Identification of metropolitan area

Administrative structure of the Ile de France Region:

  • 1 elected regional council
  • 8 elected "départements" (equivalent of English counties) including City of Paris
  • 115 intermunicipalities
  • 1,281 elected municipalities

Ile-de-France, the capital region of France, is one of the 13 French regions to be created as of 1st January 2016.

Population of all metropolitan area: 12 million inhabitants (as of 1rst january 2014)
Population in Paris City: 2.262 million inhabitants (2012)

Surface of Paris City : 105,4 km²
Surface of Ile de France: 12.012 km²
Number of jobs : 6.056 million
29,8% of French GDP
France’s most popular tourist destination with 32.4 million tourist arrivals (2014)



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