The City of Lights
Paris is the capital of France and the country's largest city. It is situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region (also known as the "Paris Region"). Paris is the political, cultural, and intellectual capital of France.
• Elevation: 27 meters (90 feet above sea level)
• Surface Area: 105 square km. (41 square miles)