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Paris(Encyclopedia)Paris pâr´s, Fr. pär´ [key], city (1999 pop. 2,115,757; metropolitan area est. pop. 11,000,000), N central France, capital of the country, on the Seine River. It is the commercial and industri...
France(Encyclopedia)France frns, Fr. fräNs [key], officially French Republic, republic (2015 est. pop. 64,457,000), 211,207 sq mi (547,026 sq km), W Europe. France is bordered by the English Channel (N), the Atlantic ...
Paris, Treaty of(Encyclopedia)Paris, Treaty of, any of several important treaties, signed at or near Paris, France. The Treaty of 1763 The Treaty of Paris of Feb. 10, 1763, was signed by Great Britain, France, and Spain. Together ...
Paris, University of(Encyclopedia)Paris, University of, at Paris, France; founded 12th cent., confirmed 1215 by papal bull. The most famous of its colleges was the Sorbonne, which opened in 1253 and gained academic and theological dis...
Paris(Encyclopedia)Paris pâr´s [key], city (1990 pop. 24,699), seat of Lamar co., E Tex., in the Red River valley; settled 1824. It is a processing center for the rich farms of the blackland region, which produces c...
Paris, Congress of(Encyclopedia)Paris, Congress of, 1856, conference held by representatives of France, Great Britain, the Ottoman Empire (Turkey), Sardinia, Russia, Austria, and Prussia to negotiate the peace after the Crimean War....
Paris, Matthew(Encyclopedia)Paris, Matthew: see Matthew of Paris.
Paris, Paulin(Encyclopedia)Paris, Paulin (Alexis Paulin Paris)pôlN´ pärs´ [key], 1800–1881, French scholar. He was noted for his research in medieval French literature and for initiating the systematic study of Romanc...
Île-de-France(Encyclopedia)Île-de-France l-d-fräNs [key], region and former province, N central France, in the center of the Paris basin, a fertile depression where the Marne and Ouse rivers join the Seine. Containing par...
Paris Pacts(Encyclopedia)Paris Pacts, four international agreements signed in Paris on Oct. 23, 1954, to establish a new international status for West Germany. Since the end of World War II, West Germany had been occupied by ...
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