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The name "Ile de France", which designs how the whole Paris region is known as,puzzle more than one person.
The sea is so far, the region is not on a lake, so why "Ile" ?
The name first appears in 1387, replacing the former name 'Pays de France'.
It seems that 'Ile' refered to the region's (delimited by the rivers Oise, Seine, Marne, Ourc) shape and corresponded to what was France then.
The region got some different names since (as the country changed) but was officially renamed Ile de France in 1976.
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