|Location: Ile-de-France region, France.|
Population: 2.2 million (city); 10 (metropolitan area).
Ethnic mix: European, North African, Indochinese and Basque minorities.
Religion: 90% Roman Catholic, 2% Protestant, 1% Jewish, 1% Muslim (North African workers), 6% non denominational.
Time zone: GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).
Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz; round two-pin plugs are standard.
Average January temp: 4°C (39°F).
Average July temp: 19.5°C (67°F).
Annual rainfall: 642mm (25.2 inches).
Cost of Living
"Cost of Living
One-litre bottle of mineral water: FFr6
33cl bottle of beer: FFr12
Financial Times newspaper: FFr15
36-exposure colour film: FFr50
City-centre bus ticket: FFr8
Adult football ticket: FFr100
Three-course meal with wine/beer: From FFr100
FFr1= £0.097; US$0.141; C$0.211; A$0.258
Currency conversion rates as of January 2001