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National Museum of Natural History

57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France

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About National Museum of Natural History

National Museum of Natural History is the national natural history museum of France which was part of the Sorbonne Universities Founded during the French Revolution. Along with being a museum, the institution has always been also a leading research center. Since its foundation, the Museum has worked, in the fields of natural and human sciences, toward the following missions: conducting fundamental and applied research, preserving and building up its collections, teaching and training, providing



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The most populous of the 18 regions of France. It is located in the north-central part of the country and often called the Paris Region because it includes the city of Paris. Île-de-France is densely populated and economically important: it covers only about 2% of France's territory, but has an official estimated population of 12,213,364 (18.2% of the population of France) and accounts for nearly 30% of the French GDP.