11th arrondissement of Paris

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11th arrondissement of Paris
French municipal arrondissement
The Cirque d'Hiver in the 11th arrondissement.
The Cirque d'Hiver in the 11th arrondissement.
Paris and its closest suburbs
Paris and its closest suburbs
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Paris
Commune Paris
Government
 • Mayor Patrick Bloche (PS)
Area
 • Total 3.67 km2 (1.42 sq mi)
Population (8 March 1999 census)[p]
 • Total 149,102
 • Estimate (2005) 152,500
 • Density 41,000/km2 (110,000/sq mi)
^[p] Population sans doubles comptes: single count of residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel).
Paris Coat of Arms
The
20 arrondissements
of Paris
17th 18th 19th
  8th 9th 10th 11th 20th
16th 2nd 3rd
1st 4th 12th
River Seine
  7th 6th 5th 13th
15th 14th

The 11th arrondissement of Paris is one of the 20 arrondissements (administrative districts) of the capital city of France.

Situated on the Right Bank of the River Seine, the 11th is one of the most densely populated urban districts not just of Paris but of any European city.

Description[edit]

The eleventh arrondissement is a varied and engaging area. To the west lies the Place de la République, which is linked to the Place de la Bastille, in the east, by the sweeping, tree-lined Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, with its large markets and children's parks. The Place de la Bastille and the rue du Faubourg St Antoine are full of fashionable cafés, restaurants, and nightlife, and they also contain a range of boutiques and galleries. The Oberkampf district to the north is another popular area for nightlife. The east is more residential, with more wholesale commerce, while the areas around the Boulevard Voltaire and the Avenue Parmentier are livelier crossroads for the local community. In recent years this district has emerged as one of the trendiest regions of Paris.

Geography[edit]

The land area of this arrondissement is 3.666 km2 (1.415 sq. miles, or 906 acres).

Demography[edit]

The peak population of Paris's 11th arrondissement occurred in 1911, with 242,295 inhabitants. Today, the arrondissement remains the most densely populated in Paris, accompanied by a large volume of business activity: 149,102 inhabitants and 71,962 jobs in the last census, in 1999.

The population consists of a large number of single adults, though its eastern portions are more family-oriented. There is a strong community spirit in most areas of the eleventh, and it is interspersed with pleasant squares and parks.

Historical population[edit]

Year
(of French censuses)
Population Density
(inh. per km²)
1872 167,393 45,611
1911 (peak of population) 242,295 66,092
1954 200,440 54,616
1962 193,349 52,741
1968 179,727 49,025
1975 159,317 43,458
1982 146,931 40,079
1990 154,165 42,053
1999 149,102 40,672
2009 152,744 41,620

Immigration[edit]

Place of birth of residents of the 11th arrondissement in 1999
Born in Metropolitan France Born outside Metropolitan France
74.5% 25.5%
Born in
Overseas France
Born in foreign countries with French citizenship at birth¹ EU-15 immigrants² Non-EU-15 immigrants
1.3% 4.1% 4.4% 15.7%
¹This group is made up largely of former French settlers, such as pieds-noirs in 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.

Map[edit]

Map of the 11th arrondissement

Places of interest[edit]

Main streets and squares[edit]

Streets[edit]

Squares[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 48°51′31.24″N 2°22′45.50″E / 48.8586778°N 2.3793056°E / 48.8586778; 2.3793056