Key figures

The Paris/Île-de-France region is made up of 8 départements (counties) and 1,281 communes (municipalities), including the cities of Paris and Versailles and the business district of La Défense. It has 12 million inhabitants, or 18.1%  of the population of France. Another feature of the region is that 55% of Paris Region population is under 40.

  • Surface area: 12,012 sq km (4,638 sq m)
  • Population: 12 million inhabitants (2014) ie, 18.1% of the French population and 30.9 % of the French national GDP (2013)
  • Population density in 2012: 999 inhab/sq km
  • GDP (source: Insee, 2012): €642 billion
  • Higher education: 646,000 students (Source: Ministry of Higher Education and Research, RERS 2015)
  • Employment in public and private research in 2011 : 153,500 people
  • Total number of jobs (salaried + non-salaried) in 2012: 6.1 million (source: Insee, 2012)
  • Exports (source: French Customs, 2014): €77 billion
  • Imports (source: French Customs, 2014): €129 billion
  • Airport traffic (source: ADP, 2014): 92.7 million passengers

An international region

1.5 million foreigners ie, 12.9% of the population in 2012
67,000 foreign students in universities (Source: Ministry of Higher Education and Research, 2014-2015)
13,000 foreign establishments in 2010
368 foreign companies have created or preserved 5,032 jobs in 2014

The Paris Region continues to attract a growing number of investors

395 trade shows 8.8 million visitors
€3.9billion in economic benefits
62,000 jobs

The Paris Region, gateway to Europe and the world

3 international airports: 95.4 million passengers & 700,452 flights
7 TGV (high-speed train) stations. 19 million TGV passengers travelling from Paris to the main European destinations. 1,800 km of railway tracks

The world’s leading tourist destination

45.9 million tourists, including 42% foreigners. €21 billion in economic benefits. 84,340 businesses. 516,000 jobs

170.8 million night stays, over half the total night stays in France. 2,363 listed hotels

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