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Paris is the capital and largest city of France. It is situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Ile-de-France region. The city of Paris, within its administrative limits largely unchanged since 1860 is one of the most populated metropolitan areas in Europe.The history of Paris, France, spans over 2,500 years, during which time the city grew from a small Gallic settlement to the multicultural capital of a modern European state, and one of the world's major global cities. (Wikipedia) - Paris is the capital and largest city in France, situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the u00CEle-de-France region . The city of Paris, within its administrative limits largely unchanged since 1860, has an estimated population of 2,193,031 (January 2007), but the Paris aire urbaine has a population of 11,836,970 (January 2007), and is one of the most populated metropolitan areas in Europe. An important settlement for more than two millennia, Paris is today one of the world's leading business and cultural centres, and its influences in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities. In 2009 and 2010 Paris was ranked among the three most important and influential cities in the world, among the first three "European cities of the future" u2013 according to research published by the Financial Times and among the top ten most liveable cities in the world according to the British review Monocle. Paris also ranked among the ten greenest European cities in 2010. Paris hosts the headquarters of many international organizations such as UNESCO, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the informal Paris Club. Paris and the Paris Region, with u20AC552.1 billion in 2009, produces more than a quarter of the gross domestic product of France. According to 2008 estimates, the Paris agglomeration is, scantily after London, Europe's second biggest city economy and the sixth largest in the world. The Paris Region hosts 34 of the Fortune Global 500 companies in several business districts, notably La Du00E9fense, the largest dedicated business district in Europe. According to the latest survey from Economist Intelligence Unit in 2010, Paris is the world's most expensive city in which to live. With about 42 million tourists per year (28 in city proper of which 17 million are foreign visitors), Paris is the most visited city in the world. The city and its region contain 3,800 historical monuments and four UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Paris This article is about the capital of France. For other uses, see Paris (disambiguation). Paris Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: "It is tossed by the waves, but does not sink") Paris, with the Eiffel Tower in the foreground and the skyscrapers of La Défense in the background City flag City coat of arms Paris Location within Île-de-France region Paris Administration Country France Region Île-de-France Department Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoë (PS) (2008–2014) Statistics Land area1  105.4 km2 (40.7 sq mi) <

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Gates of the Iranian Embassy in Paris. Iran has generally enjoyed a friendly relationship with France since the Middle Ages. The travels of Jean-Baptiste Tavernier are particularly well known to Safavid Persia.
Paris Elysee Palace President Khatami meets with French president Jacques Chirac
Pahlavi Prime Minister Dr Amini visiting Paris.In 1979, He moved from Iran to Paris, France. He wrote his biography published by Harvard University.He died on 12 December 1992 at the age of 87. His body was buried in Passy Cemetery.
Visiting Iranian President Mohammad Khatami said in Paris Tuesday he expected
A Persian weblog has created a mock graphic poster of the French President Fracois Hollande reporting live for PressTV in front of the Eiffel Tower in order to protest a ban on the Iranian news channel, a hypocracy showcase of democracy.

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