Capital of France and one of largest city in Europe, famous for its monument, museums, beauty, romance, the reality of life in this city is very different than the stereotype.
Anyway some thing are true, Paris has very beautifull building.
Paris city proper : 2.1 million inhabitants
Dense urban core : 6.7 million inhabitants
Urban area : 10.1 million inhabitants
Metropolitan area : 12 million inhabitants.
With a GDP of US$731.3 billion, Paris is an engine of the global economy
The activity sector of the city is very diverse and there isn o real dominant sector.
Unlike its reputation of tourist dependsant city only 1.5% of the economy come from tourism related thing (include restaurants, café, taxi...)
Paris is one of 4th main global cities with New York, London and Tokyo.
In France, ethnic stats are forbidden, so it is impossible to give precise data. (The majority of minorities are born in France and have the french nationality)
Over 20% of the population are foreign born
Paris is a city of immigration since many many centuries, the majority of the population is not born here (in Provincial France, overseas France, and in foreign countries) and the majority are descendant of immigrants.
A single sentence about Paris diversity : There is everything.
What is interresting is not only the city proper but the dense core.
The dense core is divised in 4 departement.
75 - Paris : the inner city where are located most of the monuments, many offices buildings, main shopping areas.
The inner city host very affluant population.
Anyway the northeast part has a more working class population.
It is delimited by the famous Peripherique belway, the busiest freeway in Europe.
92 - Haut de Seine : Western inner suburbs where I located many business district (More expecially la Defense, Paris skyscrapers district) and big parks. It host a very wealthy and middle class population.
The northern edge is very working class.
Versailles while not inside this departement is at southwestern edge, so it could be included.
93 - Seine Saint Denis : Northern inner suburbs where I located many of the worst places in western Europe, many industrial area, a few business districts and the big CDG airport.
The population is mostly working class and ethnic.
94 - Val de Marne : Hard to definie it, it is a mix between the middle class Haut de Seine and the working class Seine Saint Denis.
Edited by Minatoku, 24 October 2009 - 12:38 AM.