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National Data

France Flag France Flag
Country France
Country code FR
City Paris
Form of government Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic
Size in km² 547660
Population 64395345
Year of construction 1728


Building

Type Semi-circle
Volume 160100
Architect Lorenzo Giardini (IT)/ Jacques Gabriel (FR)


Wikipedia

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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Introduction

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

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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

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Site Plan

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