A region at the centre of the European market and its 500 million inhabitants
Paris is Europe’s largest capital city in terms of population with 11.9 million inhabitants and is strategically well positioned for businesses in Europe. It has numerous high-speed rail connections and exceptional air links. Paris is also a strategic gateway to the Middle East and Africa.
Europe’s biggest economic hub
GDP of €607bn and 11.9 million inhabitants, or 18.3% of France’s population.
A young population
50% of the population is under 40 (national ratio: 43%). (Source: INSEE 2012)
Establishment of the Greater Paris Metropolitan Area (GPMA).