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Paris is the capital city of France and also the most populated. It is on the Seine River in the north at the centre of the lle-de-France region. Its metro area is one of the most populated in Europe with more than 12 million people. For more than two thousand years, Paris was an important settlement and, by latter half of the 12th century, it was a walled cathedral city. Until the 18th century it was the largest city in the West. “Paris” is a name derived from the Parisii Celtic tribe, early settlers to the area, and possibly means “the craftsmen” or “the working people”. The Romans called the city Lutetia from the 1st to the 4th century AD but it was renamed Paris by Julian the Apostate.

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