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Happy Birthday Paris, The capital city of France, Paris

8 July- Happy Birthday Paris!

The capital city of France, the city of lights, that is more than 2000 years old was founded today. Since 1951, people of Paris have been celebrating its birthday on 8 July.

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The capital city of France - the city of lights, that is more than 2000 years old was founded today. Since 1951, people of Paris have been celebrating its birthday on 8 July. We get to know that the city of love and romance was founded around 250 BC by the Gaelic tribe called the Parisii. Here is a list of fun facts you didn't know about Paris…

  • The Eiffel Tower was a temporary installment. It was built with the intention of celebrating the 1889 World Fair. The Eiffel tower was meant to stand for only 20 years.

  • As a roman city, the original name of Paris was ‘Lutetia’. But later, the residents of Paris who called themselves Parisii, named the place ‘Paris’.

  • On an average, 10 film or commercial shoots take place everyday. It is free to shoot in the beautiful streets of Paris. But to shoot in a garden or museum, one has to pay a fee.

  • The longest street in Paris is The Rue de Vaugirard in the 15th arrondissement and is 4360 meters long. Whereas the shortest street is rue des Degres in the 2nd arrondissement and is only 6 meters long.

  • Paris ranks number one in the world as the city which has the highest number of Libraries. It is a home to around 830 libraries in total. 

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