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The city is a major administrative and commercial centre, with an important financial sector. In 2012, the estimated population of the metropolitan area of Nantes was 975,295; one of the highest in France outside Paris. The city is part of two major urban agglomerations: Île-de-France (Greater Paris) and Pays de la Loire (alongside Rennes). Nantes has a diverse economy based on services and manufacturing. The biggest sectors are industry, food processing and agriculture. It employs about 73 000 people in its metropolitan area at over 300 companies including Sanofi Aventis , GDF Suez , Bouygues Construction , Boiron ... . Tourism also plays a significant role in its economy: during 2013 were 5 million tourists visited Nantes which makes it one out ten most popular French cities for international visits according to MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index 2014 .