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Encyclopedia > Ier arrondissement
1st arrondissement of Paris
The Louvre in Paris 1st arrondissement.
Location
Paris and its closest suburbs
Administration
Region Île-de-France
Department Paris
Mayor Jean-François Legaret
Statistics
Land area¹ 1.83 km²
Population²
(1999 census)
16,888
 -Density (1999) 9,228/km²
¹ French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq. mi. or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
² Population sans doubles comptes: single count of residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel).
France
The 20
arrondissements
of Paris
17th 18th 19th
  8th 9th 10th 11th 20th
16th 2nd 3rd
1st 4th 12th
Seine river
  7th 6th 5th 13th
15th 14th

The 1er arrondissement is the least populated of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France, though it is also one of the smallest by land area. Much of the arrondissement is used for business and administration. The arrondissement is located mostly on the Right Bank, but it also covers the west end of the Ile de la Cité. It is one of the oldest arrondissements in Paris, the Ile de la Cité dating back to Ancient times, with some parts on the right bank (Les Halles included) dating back to the early Middle Ages. The municipal arrondissement (French: arrondissement municipal, pronounced ), more simply referred to as arrondissement, is a level of administrative division in France lower than the commune. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3456x2304, 1902 KB) The Louvre from an airplane. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (850x700, 239 KB)Plan by ThePromenader (own work) http://www. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... France is divided into 26 régions, further subdivided into départements. ... Capital Paris Land area¹ 12,011 km² Regional President Jean-Paul Huchon (PS) (since 1998) Population  - Jan. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties and are now grouped into 22 metropolitan and four overseas régions. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Estuaries and coastal waters are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth, providing ecological, economic, cultural, and aesthetic benefits. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... The city of Paris is divided into 20 arrondissements municipaux (“municipal boroughs,” approximately, in English), more simply referred to as arrondissements (pronounced ). These are not to be confused with departmental arrondissements, which subdivide the 100 French départements. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... Image File history File links Blason_paris_blue. ... The 17e arrondissement is one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. ... The 18e arrondissement is one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. ... The 19th arrondissement, located on the Right Bank, is one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. ... The 8th arrondissement, located on the Right Bank, is one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. ... The 9e arrondissement is one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. ... The 10e arrondissement is one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. ... The 11e arrondissement is the most crowded of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. ... The 20th arrondissement, located on the Right Bank, is one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. ... Houses in the 16th arrondissement of Paris The XVIe arrondissement is one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France, located on the western part of the city. ... The 2e arrondissement is one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. ... Categories: France geography stubs | Arrondissements of Paris ... The 4e arrondissement is one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. ... The 12e arrondissement is one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. ... The Seine (pronounced in French) is a major river of north-western France, and one of its commercial waterways. ... The 7th arrondissement, located on the Left Bank, is one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. ... The 6th arrondissement, located on the Left Bank, is one of the central arrondissements of Paris, France. ... The 5e arrondissement is one of the central arrondissements of Paris, France, located on the Left Bank. ... Map of XIIIe arrondissement The 13e arrondissement is one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. ... The 15e arrondissement, located on the Left Bank is the most populous of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. ... The 14e arrondissement is one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. ... The city of Paris is divided into 20 arrondissements municipaux (“municipal boroughs,” approximately, in English), more simply referred to as arrondissements (pronounced ). These are not to be confused with departmental arrondissements, which subdivide the 100 French départements. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The ÃŽle de la Cité seen from the west, downstream The ÃŽle de la Cité, an island in the Seine river, is the center of Paris, France, and the location where the city was founded. ... The ÃŽle de la Cité seen from the west, downstream The ÃŽle de la Cité, an island in the Seine river, is the center of Paris, France, and the location where the city was founded. ... The span of recorded history is roughly 5,000-5,500 years, with cuneiform possibly being the oldest form of writing. ... The outside of the Forum des Halles today Les Halles is an area of Paris, France, located in the 1er arrondissement. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ...


A significant part of the arrondissement harbours the Louvre and the Tuileries Gardens. The Louvre Museum (French: Musée du Louvre) in Paris, France, is the largest, oldest, most important and famous art gallery and museum in the world. ... Up to 1871 the Tuileries Palace was a palace in Paris, France, on the right bank of the River Seine. ...

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Demography

The peak population of the 1st arrondissement actually occurred before 1861, although the arrondissement only exists in its current shape since the re-organization of Paris in 1860. In 1999, the population was 16,888 although the arrondissement also hosted 63,056 jobs, making it one of the most active arrondissements after the 2nd, 8th and 9th. The arrondissement is very small, with a land area of only 1.826 km² (0.705 sq. miles). The 2e arrondissement is one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. ... The 8th arrondissement, located on the Right Bank, is one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. ... The 9e arrondissement is one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. ...

  • Population:
Year
(of French censuses)
Population Density
(inh. per km²)
1861 (peak of population) 89,519 49,025
1872 74,286 40,593
1954 38,926 21,271
1962 36,543 20,013
1968 32,332 17,706
1975 22,793 12,482
1982 18,509 10,136
1990 18,360 10,055
1999 16,888 9,228

1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...

Quarters

Each of the 20 Paris arrondissements is divided into four quarters (quartier). The table below lists the four quarters of the 1st arrondissement:


figures from 1999 French census

Quarter Population Land area
(in km²)
Density
(inh. per km²)
Quartier Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois 1,670 0.871 1,917
Quartier Les Halles 8 980 0.412 21,796
Quartier Palais-Royal 3,190 0.279 11,434
Quartier Place Vendôme 3,040 0.270 11,259

Map

Map of Ier arrondissement


Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1200x830, 150 KB) Map of the 1st arrondissement of Paris. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1200x830, 150 KB) Map of the 1st arrondissement of Paris. ...


Cityscape

Places of interest

The outside of the Forum des Halles today Les Halles is an area of Paris, France, located in the 1er arrondissement. ... One of the Banque de Frances offices in Paris. ... Crédit Foncier de France is a national mortgage bank of France. ... The Louvre Museum (French: Musée du Louvre) in Paris, France, is the largest, oldest, most important and famous art gallery and museum in the world. ... Up to 1871 the Tuileries Palace was a palace in Paris, France, on the right bank of the River Seine. ... The Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume is a museum of contemporary art in the north-west corner of the Tuileries Gardens in Paris. ... The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel is a triumphal arch in Paris, France. ... The Axe historique (historical axis) is a line of monuments, buildings and thoroughfares that extends from the centre of Paris, France, to the west. ... Gardens of the Palais-Royal: The illustration, from an 1863 guide to Paris, enlarges the apparent scale. ... The Comédie-Française or Théâtre français is the only state theater in France. ... The Hôtel de Rambouillet was the Paris residence of Madame de Rambouillet, who ran a literary salon there from about 1607 until her death in 1665. ... Samaritaine at night La Samaritaine is a large department store in Paris, France. ... The Hôtel Ritz is a hotel located at 15 Place Vendôme, in the heart of Paris, France. ...

Bridges

The Île de la Cité seen from the West, with the Pont Neuf, in front, spanning across the river. ... The Pont des Arts (Bridge of the Arts) is a pedestrian bridge in Paris, France, crossing the Seine. ...

Streets and squares

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