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Paris - the French capital and the largest city of the country. The population of 2,144,700 people (2005), an area of 86.928 square meters. km
Located on the banks of the River Seine.
Sights of Paris:
Here are the main attractions of Paris: The symbol of Paris, of course, the Eiffel tower, visible from almost every corner of the south-western part of the city.
Another symbol of Paris was the Arc de Triomphe, the Place de la Concorde connected to the famous Champs-Elysees street. To the Place de la Concorde to the east along the axis of the Champs-Elysees is adjacent Tuileries gardens, laid out in French ("regular") style, and further in the same direction, the famous Louvre - a centuries-old residence of the French royal family, and now one of the richest museums in the world of painting and sculpture.
In the historic center of the city, on the island of shite, are two of the most famous churches in France: Notre Dame (Notre Dame) and Cvyataya Chapel (Sainte-Chapelle).
Architectural direction of the twentieth century left no monuments of the city such as the Cultural Centre Georges Pompidou, which now houses the Museum of Modern Art, and the district of La Defense, which is an architectural complex of skyscrapers and buildings with avant-garde forms.
In general, any place in Paris is an attraction.


The city is located in the center of the Paris basin, approximately 65 m above sea level. The boundaries are delineated neighborhoods of Paris ring road length of 35 kilometers, with the Bois de Boulogne and Bois de Vincennes forest nahodyaschixsya to vostoky and west of the city respectively, also related to the sites of Paris. The perimeter of the city is 54.74 km, the area - 105 km ², so Paris is among the 113 communes of France on this indicator and is 0.02% of the country. The boundaries of the city have not changed since 1860
Across from east to west city is 18 km from north to south - 9.5 km [2].
The highest point of the city (128.21) - in the area of Montmartre, on the sidewalk at the corner between the wall of the fence at the house at 2, rue du Mont Cenis and the building at 4, rue du Mont Cenis.
The absolute minimum height (30.5 m) is located in the 15th arrondissement at the intersection and Leblanc St. Charles.
Paris meridian has long been the prime meridian on the French charts. Paris meridian line is marked now oriented from north to south 135 bronze commemorative stamps on the streets, sidewalks and buildings (shown. From left), 12 cm in diameter, engraved with the name of François Arago, the astronomer and politician of the 19th century. This line is the Paris Observatory. Kilometer Zero, from which all road distances are measured in France, located on the square in front of Notre Dame Cathedral.
Antipode of Paris is located in the Pacific Ocean, on the south-east of New Zealand, close to the Antipodes Islands.