As much by the weight that its activities represent as by their diversity, the region Ile-de-France is naturally imposed like a juggernaut of the national economy . From industry to tourism to agriculture and business services , Ile-de-France companies are developing in multiple sectors. The region is made up of 8 departments and hosts nearly 6 million jobs , mostly salaried.
The Ile-de-France has the largest GDP in the European zone and produces one third of the national wealth . The 12 million inhabitants of the Paris region are mainly present in the Paris conurbation , which represents the highest population density in the country.
The regional economy is mainly based on the tertiary sector , which accounts for 85% of jobs in the Ile-de-France region. Paris and its suburbs are a particularly dynamic area, especially with the presence of numerous headquarters in La Défense, financial activities, business services, real estate operations but also health, administration and social action . A major audiovisual venue, the Ile-de-France region hosts 50% of film shoots in France.
Tourism remains the heavyweight of the regional economy. The Paris region is the first tourist destination worldwide. The Eiffel Tower, the Palace of Versailles, Disneyland Paris, the Louvre Museum, Montmartre or the Champs Elysees are all exceptional tourist sites of world renown. With a very important hotel capacity, the Paris region is the world leader in the sector.
Despite an important phenomenon of deindustrialisation in the last 20 years , Ile-de-France remains the country's leading industrial region . The agribusiness activity is also quite strong . Outside Paris, agricultural land occupies 45% of the area of Ile-de-France. The main agricultural activities of the region are horticulture, cereals, vegetables and sugar beet.
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