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Île-de-France (région)

This article is about the French administrative région of Île-de-France. For the historical province, see Île-de-France (province). For other meanings without the circumflex accent, see Ile de France.
Région Île-de-France
(Région flag) (Région logo)
Capital Paris
Area 12,011 km²
Regional President Jean-Paul Huchon
(PS) (since 1998)
Population
  – 2004 estimate
  – 1999 census
  – Density
(Ranked 1st)
11,264,000
10,952,011
938/km² (2004)
Arrondissements 25
Cantons 317
Communes 1,281
Départements Essonne
Hauts-de-Seine
Paris
Seine-Saint-Denis
Seine-et-Marne
Val-de-Marne
Val-d'Oise
Yvelines


Île-de-France is one of the 26 régions of France. Its territory corresponds roughly to the metropolitan area of Paris. It is the most populated région of France, having more inhabitants than Belgium or Sweden, and about as many inhabitants as Ohio.

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