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Paris: Capital and largest city of France
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an estimated population of 2,175,601 residents as of 2018, in an area of more than 105 square kilometres. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, diplomacy, commerce, fashion, gastronomy, science, and arts. The City of Paris is the centre and seat of government of the region and province of Île-de-France, or Paris Region, which has an estimated population of 12,174,880, or about 18 percent of the population of France as of 2017. The Paris Region had a GDP of €709 billion in 2017. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit Worldwide Cost of Living Survey in 2018, Paris was the second most expensive city in the world, after Singapore and ahead of Zürich, Hong Kong, Oslo, and Geneva. Another source ranked Paris as most expensive, on par with Singapore and Hong Kong, in 2018.

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COVID-19: Staff shortages stoke fears at hospital near Paris [Video]

COVID-19: Staff shortages stoke fears at hospital near Paris

"There are currently 20% of intensive care beds in the Ile-de-France region that are closed due to lack of personnel," revealed Paris hospital's deputy director, Yohann Mourier.

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Miniature art goes big in Paris with 'Small is Beautiful' exhibition [Video]

Miniature art goes big in Paris with 'Small is Beautiful' exhibition

Fans of the mini phenomenon can immerse themselves in the most unlikely objects, bringing their childhood imaginations back to life.

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Dozens of migrants are evacuated from a camp under Paris ring road [Video]

Dozens of migrants are evacuated from a camp under Paris ring road

Dozens of migrants and asylum seekers who had taken refuge in a tunnel under the French capital's ring road are being evacuated by the police to accommodation facilities in the suburbs and the..

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Germany's new chanceloor to meet Macron in Paris on first official trip [Video]

Germany's new chanceloor to meet Macron in Paris on first official trip

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Green-eyed 'Afghan Girl' star of Steve McCurry photography exhibition in Paris [Video]

Green-eyed 'Afghan Girl' star of Steve McCurry photography exhibition in Paris

Inside a new retrospective exhibition of Steve McCurry's most beautiful photographs as it opens at the Musée Maillol in Paris.

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5 Interesting Facts About the History of Pastries [Video]

5 Interesting Facts About the History of Pastries

, 5 Interesting Facts , About the History of Pastries. With National Pastry Day celebrated annually on Dec. 9, you may be curious to find out where exactly these sweet treats came from. . Here are..

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Saudi official arrested in Paris over Jamal Khashoggi murder [Video]

Saudi official arrested in Paris over Jamal Khashoggi murder

Khalid al-Otaibi was arrested as he attempted to board a flight for Riyadh.

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'Portraits de France' exhibition traces immigrant contribution to France [Video]

'Portraits de France' exhibition traces immigrant contribution to France

The exhibition is open until January 17 at the Musée de l'Homme in Paris.

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Artist Josephine Baker honoured at France's Pantheon [Video]

Artist Josephine Baker honoured at France's Pantheon

The voice of Josephine Baker resonated on Tuesday through streets of Paris' famed Left Bank as recordings from her extraordinary career kicked off an elaborate ceremony at the domed Pantheon monument,..

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'No optimism' over France-UK cooperation on migrants, says Amnesty [Video]

'No optimism' over France-UK cooperation on migrants, says Amnesty

Amnesty International UK made the comments as tensions between London and Paris rise following the deaths of 27 migrants off the coast of Calais.

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Paris inaugurates square in tribute to female victims of domestic violence [Video]

Paris inaugurates square in tribute to female victims of domestic violence

A square dedicated to female victims of domestic violence has been inaugurated by the town hall of the 18th arrondissement of Paris.

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Albert Einstein’s general relativity manuscript auctioned for €11.6 million [Video]

Albert Einstein’s general relativity manuscript auctioned for €11.6 million

A manuscript in which Albert Einstein prepared his theory of general relativity has sold at auction in Paris for a record €11.6 million.

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Christmas comes to the Champs Elysées as French pop star lights up Paris [Video]

Christmas comes to the Champs Elysées as French pop star lights up Paris

The world-famous boulevard's Christmas lights were switched on by French pop star Clara Luciani, the godmother of this 2021 edition.

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Protesters demand more is done to stop violence against French women [Video]

Protesters demand more is done to stop violence against French women

Tens of thousands of people marched on Saturday through Paris and other cities urging the government to do more to prevent violence against women.

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Thousands march in Paris over violence against women [Video]

Thousands march in Paris over violence against women

Tens of thousands of protesters marched on Saturday through Paris and other French cities to demand more government action to prevent violence against women.

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Man arrested over Khashoggi killing being held in case of mistaken identity, says Saudi diplomatic source

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Police probing Belfast journalist's murder search Paris office of production company

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France's interior minister has suggested talks with the UK over Channel crossings could resume as Paris proposed ideas to tackle the crisis.
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Lionel Messi hails 'incredible' seventh men's Ballon d'Or victory ahead of Lewandowski and Jorginho

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Lionel Messi has won the seventh men's Ballon d'Or of his illustrious career at a ceremony in Paris.
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France hold off a resurgent New Zealand to win 40-25, beating the All Blacks for the first time since 2009 in a Paris thriller.
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British men's number one Cameron Norrie sees his hopes of qualifying for the ATP finals take a blow after a straight-set loss to American Taylor Fritz in Paris.
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