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|Form of government||Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic|
|Size in km²||547660|
|Year of construction||1728|
|Architect||Lorenzo Giardini (IT)/ Jacques Gabriel (FR)|
The Palais Bourbon, a palace located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, on the left bank of the Seine, across from the Place de la Concorde. It is the seat of the French National Assembly, the lower legislative chamber of the French government.
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The changing owners of Palais Bourbon reflect France’s historico-political development, as the structure, originally built for the daughter of Louis XIV, was bought by his successor for the crown and later nationalised during the French Revolution. The "Council of the Five Hundred" first used it as the legislative Lower House, which it remains until today. Under Napoleon, architect Bernard Poyet designed the portico facing the banks of the river Seine.
Facts & Figures
|Members of parliament||577||GPD per capita in PPP in US$||38.847|
|Number of women||151||HDI||0,888|
|Pop. per MP||111.604||Democracy index||7,92|
|CO2 total||323.744||CO2 per capita||5,00|