What is the area called that surrounds Paris France?
Paris is a city, not a country, not a region neither. Paris and its suburbs count almost 12 millions inhabitants for a land area of 2700km2 (which make it one of the world largest city). The Paris urban area is located in the administrative region of Ile-de-France (north central France). The region is also called Région Parisienne (Parisian Region) by most French.