13th arrondissement of Paris
13th arrondissement of Paris — French municipal arrondissement — Paris and its closest suburbs Country France Region Île-de-France Department Paris Commune Paris Government - Mayor Jérôme Coumet Area - Total 7.15 km2 (2.8 sq mi) Population (8 March 1999 census)[p] - Total 171,533 - Estimate (2005) 181,300 - Density 23,990.6/km2 (62,135.4/sq mi) ^[p] Population sans doubles comptes: single count of residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel).
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Situated on the Left Bank of the River Seine, it is home to Paris's main Chinatown, which is located in the southeast of the arrondissement in an area that contains many high-rise apartment buildings. The current mayor is Jérôme Coumet (Socialist), who was re-elected by the arrondissement council on 29 March 2008 after the list which he headed gained 70% of the votes cast in the second round of the French municipal elections, 2008.
The 13th arrondissement also hosts the Bibliothèque François Mitterrand and the newly built business district of Paris Rive Gauche.
The land area of this arrondissement is 7.146 km2 (2.759 sq. miles, or 1,766 acres).
The 13th arrondissement is still growing in population, mainly because of an influx of Asian immigrants. In the 1980s, ethnic Chinese refugees from the former French colony of French Indochina (modern-day Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos) settled there. Cantonese, Vietnamese and Khmer are spoken by many residents in the community.
At the last census in 1999, the population was 171,533. The 13th arrondissement is also rapidly growing in business activity, thanks to the new business district of Paris Rive Gauche. In 1999, the arrondissement contained 89,316 jobs, and it is believed to contain more today.
(of French censuses)
(inh. per km2)
1872 69,431 12,342 1954 165,620 23,164 1962 166,709 23,329 1968 158,280 22,149 1975 163,313 22,854 1982 170,818 23,904 1990 171,098 23,943 1999 171,533 24,004 2005 estimate (peak of population) 181,300 25,371
Place of birth of residents of the 13th arrondissement in 1999 Born in Metropolitan France Born outside Metropolitan France 76.2% 23.8% Born in
Born in foreign countries with French citizenship at birth¹ EU-15 immigrants² Non-EU-15 immigrants 1.8% 4.5% 2.9% 14.6% ¹This group is made up largely of pieds-noirs from Northwest Africa, followed by former colonial citizens who had French citizenship at birth (such as was often the case for the native elite in French colonies), and to a lesser extent foreign-born children of French expatriates. Note that a foreign country is understood as a country not part of France as of 1999, so a person born for example in 1950 in Algeria, when Algeria was an integral part of France, is nonetheless listed as a person born in a foreign country in French statistics.
²An immigrant is a person born in a foreign country not having French citizenship at birth. Note that an immigrant may have acquired French citizenship since moving to France, but is still considered an immigrant in French statistics. On the other hand, persons born in France with foreign citizenship (the children of immigrants) are not listed as immigrants.
Places of interest
- Paris's main Chinatown, also locally called la petite Asie ("Little Asia"), is located in the high rise buildings of this arrondissement. The following can be found in this area:
- Bibliothèque nationale de France
- Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital
- Gare d'Austerlitz
- Gobelins manufactory
- University of Chicago Center in Paris
- 6 Villa des Gobelins - residence of Hồ Chí Minh from July 1919 to July 1921
Streets and squares include
McDonald's in the 13th arrondissement's Chinatown
Chinese New Year celebrations in the 13th arrondissement
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