Paris, France

"Je T'aime Paris!" One of the most amazing cities in France. It is known for its extravagant scenery and historic buildings. The Eiffel Tower is one of he most common ones, its night scene and warm atmosphere fills the streets with love. A city of love, art, fashion and inspiration makes anyone feel at home although they may be miles away("Information Paris").

History of Paris:

Paris is more than 2,000 years old. In ancient time it was known as "Lutetia", meaning "marsh" or "swamp". This name could be interred to describe Paris being a small island. The city was 1st captured by Julius Caesar in 52 BC, being the central region of the Romans.  It was the place of violence in 1968 and before that time. It was the  location of the French Revolution, the FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR and many other smaller wars (Sommers). In the 17th Century Paris became the populous city in the world. At this time it was under the rule of King Louis XIV, who built the Palace of Versailles. Paris became Europe's most famous city, being known for its wine, fashion and fine food("Paris History").

Government Structure:

Paris has a republican system of government. Their French Constitution has been changed many times, most recently being in 2008. They now have added the 5th Republic system which allows them to replace Parliamentarians with a semi-presidential system ("The French Political System").

Problems in Paris:
1. Illegal Immigrant (most from western Africa)
2. High unemployment rates
3. Health Policy (no-one worries about their health bills because they care more about everyone being able to see a doctor, rich or poor.)
4. The people aren't that friendly
5. Urban riots
6. Air pollution
("Major French Issues...")

- Location: Western Europe; Bordering the Mediterranean Sea; Between Italy & Spain; 46 00 N, 2 00 E
-Area:total: 547,030 sq km land: 545,630 sq km water: 1,400 sq km*slightly less than the size of Colorado
-Climate: Cool winters & mild summers except Mediterranean areas. There summers are hot.
-Natural Resources: coal, iron ore, bauxite, zinc, uranium, antimony, arsenic, potash, feldspar, gypsum, timber, fish
-Environmental current issues: Some forest damage from acid rain; air pollution from industrial and vehicle emissions; water pollution from urban wastes, agricultural runoff ("Geography...").



The currency in Paris,France is a euro. This can be used anywhere in Europe. Paris is the economic center of France. The economy is mainly based off of tourist industry. About 13% of Parisians are jobless, most of them make money off of their jewelry & perfumes ("Paris..").


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