Paris is the capital of France and it's largest city. It is situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of Île-de-France. The actual city of Paris has an estimated population of 2,167,994 but the Paris suburbs and metropolitian area has a population of over 11 million,and is one of the most populated metropolitan areas in Europe. An important city for more than two millennia, Paris is today one of the world's leading business and cultural centres, and its influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities. Paris and the Paris Region, with €533.6 billion (US$731.3 billion) in 2007, produces more than a quarter of the gross domestic product (GDP) of France. The Paris Region hosts 37 of the Fortune Global 500 companies in several business districts, notably La Défense, the largest purpose-built business district in Europe. Paris is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with 45 million tourists every year in the Paris Region, 60% of whom are foreign visitors.