Ile-de-France

Région Île-de-France

Détails
Information
Capital:Paris
Population
 - Total
 - Density

10 952 011 (1999)
912 /km²
Area12 012 km²
Arrondissements25
Cantons317
Communes1 281
President of the
regional council
XX
Départements
Essonne (91)
Hauts-de-Seine (92)
Paris (75)
Seine-Saint-Denis (93)
Seine-et-Marne (77)
Val-de-Marne (94)
Val-d'Oise (95)
Yvelines (78)
Location

Ile-de-France is a région of France. It includes the capital, Paris.

History

The name first appears in 1387, replacing the older "Pays de France" when the word pays began to mean nation rather than region. (source: Quid). It means, literally, "Isle of France": this is taken as meaning the inland peninsula delimited by the Oise, Seine, Ourcq and Marne rivers.

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