|Global city cat.:||GaWC Alpha+ Global Cities|
|Population (city):||2,243,833 (2010) world: 44|
|Population (metro):||10,460,117 (2010)|
The River Seine divides the city into two roughly equal halves: the Right and the Left Bank. Each is further subdivided into districts (arrondissements), which in turn contain smaller neighborhoods. If you are going to live in Paris for any lenght of time, you will absolutely need to acquaint yourself with the city's layout, starting with the most basic, binary question: which bank is this thing or that located on?
Others: Julio Cortázar (AR), Jorge Luis Borges (AR), Ivan Turgenev (RU), Teffi (RU), and countless others.