Hint: France, formally the French Republic, is a continental republic that includes Western Europe as well as overseas areas and territories in South America and the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. France has the most time zones of any country, twelve, when all of its territories are counted. France maintains its centuries-old position as a global hub of art, technology, and ideology.
Paris is France's capital and largest city, with an approximate population of 2,175,601 inhabitants in 2018, spread across an area of more than 105 square kilometres (41 square miles). Paris has been one of Europe's major financial, diplomatic, and commercial, fashion, and culinary, scientific, and artistic centres since the 17th century. The City of Paris is the administrative and political centre of the area and province of Île-de-France, or Paris Region, which has a population of 12,174,880 people, or roughly 18 percent of France's population as of 2017.
Paris is a significant rail, highway, and air-transport centre supported by two international airports. The Paris Airport is one of the busiest airports in Europe. The North Atlantic Current influences the oceanic climate of Paris, which is characteristic of Western Europe. Throughout the year, the weather is warm and fairly rainy. Paris has an average annual precipitation and receives moderate rainfall throughout the year. The city, on the other hand, is noted for its sporadic, sudden, and heavy rains.
Note: Paris is commonly referred to as the 'City of Light' (La Ville Lumière), both for its role as a leader during the Age of Enlightenment and, more practically, since Paris was one of the first big European towns to utilise gas lighting system on a massive scale on its promenades and monuments. In 1829, gas lights were erected on Place du Carrousel, Rue de Rivoli, and Place Vendome. The Grand Boulevards were lit by 1857.