Translated from French-Africa Radio, formerly Africa 1, is a Franco-African radio station created in Gabon in 1981. Born with French and Gabonese funds, the radio split very early into two almost independent structures, Africa 1 Gabon and Africa 1 Paris. At the start of 2000, France withdrew from Africa 1 Gabon, which came under the control of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya in 2007 and has experienced serious economic difficulties since. For its part, Africa 1 Paris posts good audience scores and manages to stabilize its presence in the French radio landscape.
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of 105 square kilometres and a population of 2,206,488. With 200,000 inhabitants in 1328, Paris, then already the capital of France, was the most populous city of Europe. By comparison, London in 1300 had 80,000 inhabitants. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, commerce, fashion, science, music, and painting.
France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches. Paris, its capital, is famed for its fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The country is also renowned for its wines and sophisticated cuisine. Lascaux?s ancient cave drawings, Lyon?s Roman theater and the vast Palace of Versailles attest to its rich history.