What Province Is Paris In?


Quick Answer

Paris is located in the Ile-de-France province of France. The city and its outlying areas make up almost the entirety of this administrative area and is divided into 20 arrondissements, or boroughs.

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What Province Is Paris In?
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France is split into 27 administrative regions. Twenty-one of these make up continental France, another is the island of Corsica, off the coast of the mainland, and the remaining five are overseas territories. Ile-de-France is the most populous of these regions, with a population of about 12 million. More people live in this area than in some European countries, such as Austria or Norway. It is the richest region of France.

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