Paris overview

Paris (French pronunciation: ​[paʁi] (About this sound listen)) is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of 105 square kilometres (41 square miles) and a population of 2,206,488.[5][6] With 200,000 inhabitants in 1328, Paris, then already the capital of France, was the most populous city of Europe. By comparison, London in 1300 had 80,000 inhabitants.[7] Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, commerce, fashion, science, music, and painting. The Paris Region had a GDP of €681 billion (US$850 billion) in 2016, accounting for 31 per cent of the GDP of France.[8] In 2013–2014, the Paris Region had the third-highest GDP in the world and the largest regional GDP in the EU. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit Worldwide Cost of Living Survey in 2018, Paris was the second-most expensive city in the world, behind Singapore and ahead of Zurich, Hong Kong, Oslo and Geneva.[9]

The City of Paris's administrative limits form an East-West oval centred on the island at its historical heart, the Île de la Cité; this island is near the top of an arc of the river Seine that divides the city into southern Rive Gauche (Left Bank) and northern Rive Droite regions. Paris is the core of a built-up area that extends well beyond its limits: commonly referred to as the agglomération Parisienne, and statistically as a unité urbaine (a measure of urban area), the Paris agglomeration's 2013 population of 10,601,122 made it the largest urban area in the European Union.[3][not in citation given] City-influenced commuter activity reaches well beyond even this in a statistical aire urbaine de Paris (a measure of metropolitan area), that had a 2013 population of 12,405,426,[10] a number one-fifth the population of France,[11] the largest metropolitan area in the Eurozone.

The city is a major rail, highway, and air-transport hub served by two international airports: Paris-Charles de Gaulle (the second busiest airport in Europe after London Heathrow Airport with 69.5 million passengers in 2017) and Paris-Orly.[12][13] Opened in 1900, the city's subway system, the Paris Métro, serves 5.23 million passengers daily,[14] and is the second busiest metro system in Europe after Moscow Metro. Paris's Gare du Nord is one of the ten busiest railway stations in the world, with 262 million passengers in 2015.[15]

Paris is especially known for its museums and architectural landmarks: the Louvre was the most visited art museum in the world in 2017, with 8.1 million visitors.[16][17] The Musée d'Orsay and Musée de l'Orangerie are noted for their collections of French Impressionist art, and the Pompidou Centre Musée National d'Art Moderne has the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe. The historical district along the Seine in the city centre is classified as a UNESCO Heritage Site. Popular landmarks in the centre of the city include the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris and the Gothic royal chapel of Sainte-Chapelle, both on the Île de la Cité; the Eiffel Tower, constructed for the Paris Universal Exposition of 1889; the Grand Palais and Petit Palais, built for the Paris Universal Exposition of 1900; the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs-Élysées, and the Basilica of Sacré-Coeur on the hill of Montmartre. Paris received 23 million visitors in 2017, measured by hotel stays, with the largest numbers of foreign visitors coming from the United States, the UK, Germany and China.[18][19] It was ranked as the third most visited travel destination in the world in 2017, after Bangkok and London.[20]

The football club Paris Saint-Germain and the rugby union club Stade Français are based in Paris. The 80,000-seat Stade de France, built for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, is located just north of Paris in the neighbouring commune of Saint-Denis. Paris hosts the annual French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament on the red clay of Roland Garros. Paris hosted the Olympic Games in 1900, 1924 and will host the 2024 Summer Olympics. The 1938 and 1998 FIFA World Cups, the 2007 Rugby World Cup, and the 1960, 1984, and 2016 UEFA European Championships were also held in the city and, every July, the Tour de France bicycle race finishes there.

Best EUR exchange rates at CEN-CHANGE in Paris

Exchange EUR CEN-CHANGE Buy CEN-CHANGE Sell
US Dollar 0.870 0.893
British Pound 1.120 1.156
Japanese Yen 0.780 0.820
Canadian Dollar 0.650 0.678
Swiss Franc 0.860 0.893
Norwegian Krone 0.100 0.106
Danish Krone 0.130 0.138
Swedish Krona 0.095 0.100
Australian Dollar 0.617 0.645
Hong Kong Dollar 0.106 0.116
Chinese Yuan Renminbi 0.123 0.133
Saudi Arabian Riyal 0.221 0.239
Emirati Dirham 0.230 0.246
Tunisian Dinar 0.278 0.313
Moroccan Dirham 0.087 0.099
Turkish Lira 0.158 0.177
South African Rand 0.062 0.067
Argentine Peso 0.022 0.025
Bahraini Dinar 2.192 2.457
Bangladeshi Taka 0.860 0.012
Barbadian or Bajan Dollar 0.399 0.488
Brazilian Real 0.231 0.253
Bulgarian Lev 0.488 0.538
Chilean Peso 0.125 0.144
Colombian Peso 0.264 0.307
South Korean Won 0.745 0.833
Costa Rican Colon 0.136 0.161
Croatian Kuna 0.130 0.142
Egyptian Pound 0.046 0.051
Indian Rupee 0.012 0.013
Indonesian Rupiah 0.060 0.067
Icelandic Krona 0.702 0.772
Israeli Shekel 0.229 0.250
Jamaican Dollar 0.613 0.749
Jordanian Dinar 1.168 1.317
Kuwaiti Dinar 2.709 3.033
Malaysian Ringgit 0.204 0.224
Mauritian Rupee 0.024 0.027
Mexican Peso 0.044 0.049
New Zealand Dollar 0.572 0.625
Omani Rial 2.113 2.428
Pakistani Rupee 0.527 0.703
Philippine Peso 0.016 0.018
Polish Zloty 0.222 0.243
Qatari Riyal 0.223 0.256
Czech Koruna 0.038 0.041
Dominican Peso 0.016 0.019
Romanian Leu 0.202 0.224
Russian Ruble 0.013 0.014
Singapore Dollar 0.616 0.667
Taiwan New Dollar 0.027 0.030
Thai Baht 0.027 0.029
Hungarian Forint 0.301 0.327
US Dollar 0.870 0.893
British Pound 1.120 1.156
Japanese Yen 0.780 0.820
Canadian Dollar 0.650 0.678
Swiss Franc 0.860 0.893
Norwegian Krone 0.100 0.106
Danish Krone 0.130 0.138
Swedish Krona 0.095 0.100
Australian Dollar 0.617 0.645
Hong Kong Dollar 0.106 0.116
Chinese Yuan Renminbi 0.123 0.133
Saudi Arabian Riyal 0.221 0.239
Emirati Dirham 0.230 0.246
Tunisian Dinar 0.278 0.313
Moroccan Dirham 0.087 0.099
Turkish Lira 0.158 0.177
South African Rand 0.062 0.067
Argentine Peso 0.022 0.025
Bahraini Dinar 2.192 2.457
Bangladeshi Taka 0.860 0.012
Barbadian or Bajan Dollar 0.399 0.488
Brazilian Real 0.231 0.253
Bulgarian Lev 0.488 0.538
Chilean Peso 0.125 0.144
Colombian Peso 0.264 0.307
South Korean Won 0.745 0.833
Costa Rican Colon 0.136 0.161
Croatian Kuna 0.130 0.142
Egyptian Pound 0.046 0.051
Indian Rupee 0.012 0.013
Indonesian Rupiah 0.060 0.067
Icelandic Krona 0.702 0.772
Israeli Shekel 0.229 0.250
Jamaican Dollar 0.613 0.749
Jordanian Dinar 1.168 1.317
Kuwaiti Dinar 2.709 3.033
Malaysian Ringgit 0.204 0.224
Mauritian Rupee 0.024 0.027
Mexican Peso 0.044 0.049
New Zealand Dollar 0.572 0.625
Omani Rial 2.113 2.428
Pakistani Rupee 0.527 0.703
Philippine Peso 0.016 0.018
Polish Zloty 0.222 0.243
Qatari Riyal 0.223 0.256
Czech Koruna 0.038 0.041
Dominican Peso 0.016 0.019
Romanian Leu 0.202 0.224
Russian Ruble 0.013 0.014
Singapore Dollar 0.616 0.667
Taiwan New Dollar 0.027 0.030
Thai Baht 0.027 0.029
Hungarian Forint 0.301 0.327
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