Location of Paris

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Paris is situated in a low lying basin in the northern centre of France.The city lines both sides of the Seine River for a length of approx. 13 kilometers, some 145 kilometers southeast of the point at Le Havre, where the River Seine flows into the English Channel.

Paris is one of the largest metropolitan areas in Europe, and Ile-de-France is the most thickly settled region of the 22 regions in France .The Department of the Ville-de-Paris is in the centre of the region and it’s one of the eight departments of the Ile-de-France administrative Region.

In 1999 the population of the Ville-de-Paris was approx. 2,115,700.It is one of the most crowded cities in the world with about 53,000 people per square mile, ranking it as the 4th most densely populated city in the world after Cairo ,Manila and Shanghai.Paris with a population of around 11 million is located in the region of Ile-de-France.

Many western European capitals could be reached from one to two days drive from Paris.It is situated approx. 1.053 kilometers southwest of Berlin, 303 kilometers south-southwest of Bruxelles, 1.434 kilometers north-northwest of Rome, 1.312 kilometres north of Madrid ,402 kilometers south of London and 518 kilometers northwest of Geneve.

Moreover , Paris is the transportation center of France.The Parisian metropolis is served by the A1, A4, A6, A10, A13, A14 and A15 Auto Routes that spread out to the rest of France.It is at the same time the heart of a system of Routes Nationaux . This saying is always repeated that all the roads in France begin from a point outside the of Notre-Dame gothic portals.

In addition, Paris is France’s 4th largest water port after Marseilles, Le Havre and Dunkerque, with the River Seine connecting directly to the English Channel and, via a network of canals, with the sailable rivers of Meuse, Rhone ,Scheldt ,Rhine and Loire.Much of the goods, going to and from the city, is transported by water. (Text Source: ‘paris4travel‘)

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