8th arrondissement of Paris

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8th Arrondissement of Paris
French municipal arrondissement
The Champs-Élysées in the 8th arrondissement during the Christmas season.
The Champs-Élysées in the 8th arrondissement during the Christmas season.
Paris and its closest suburbs
Paris and its closest suburbs
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Paris
Commune Paris
Government
 • Mayor François Lebel (CNIP)
Area
 • Total 3.88 km2 (1.50 sq mi)
Population (8 March 1999 census)[p]
 • Total 39,314
 • Estimate (2005) 38,700
 • Density 10,000/km2 (26,000/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 8th 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 and centred on the Champs-Élysées, the 8th is, together with the 1st, 9th, 16th and 17th arrondissement, one of Paris's main business districts. According to the 1999 census, it was the place of employment of more people than any other single arrondissement of the capital. It is also the location of many places of interest, among them the Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde, as well as the Élysée Palace, official residence of the President of France.

Geography[edit]

The land area of the arrondissement is 3.881 km2 (1.498 sq. miles, or 959 acres).[citation needed]

Population Density[edit]

The arrondissement had its highest population of 107,485 in 1891. In 2006, with almost a third of that number, (39,088) it was Paris' 16th least densely populated arrondissement with 1.8% of the total.[1]

Historical population[edit]

Year
(of French censuses)
Population Density
(inh. per km²)
1872 75,796 19,535
1891 (peak of population) 107,485 27,695
1954 80,827 20,832
1962 74,577 19,216
1968 67,897 17,495
1975 52,999 13,656
1982 46,403 11,956
1990 40,814 10,516
1999 39,314 10,130
2009 40,278 10,381

Immigration[edit]

Place of birth of residents of the 8th arrondissement in 1999
Born in Metropolitan France Born outside Metropolitan France
75.4% 24.6%
Born in
Overseas France
Born in foreign countries with French citizenship at birth¹ EU-15 immigrants² Non-EU-15 immigrants
0.6% 4.9% 8.5% 10.6%
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 8th arrondissement

Economy[edit]

Former Alcatel-Lucent head office

The head offices of AXA,[2] Bouygues,[3] Électricité de France (EDF),[4] Eurazeo,[5] GDF Suez,[6] HSBC France,[7] and Suez Environnement are located in this arrondissement.[8] Standard & Poor's' France office is located in the 8th arrondissement.[9] Air China and China Southern Airlines have their Paris offices in the arrondissement.[10][11]

At one time the head office of Union des Transports Aériens was located in this arrondissement.[12] The predecessor airline Union Aéromaritime de Transport also had its head office in the 8th arrondissement.[13] When Suez existed, its head office was in the 8th arrondissement.[14] When Unibail existed, its head office was in the arrondissement.[15] At one time Groupe Danone had its head office in the 8th arrondissement.[16] At one time Alcatel-Lucent's head office was located in the arrondissement.[17][18] At one time Northwest Airlines had its Paris offices in the Madeleine station.[19]

Cityscape[edit]

Places of interest[edit]

Rue Royale, from the Place de la Madeleine to the place de la Concorde in the 8th arrondissement.

Districts or neighborhoods[edit]

Streets and squares[edit]

Streets[edit]

Squares[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mairie (French)". Retrieved July 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Contacts." AXA. Retrieved on 7 July 2010.
  3. ^ "Contact Bouygues SA." Bouygues. Retrieved on 28 June 2010.
  4. ^ "EDF : Pierre Gadonneix a son bureau avenue de Wagram." Le Journal du Net. Retrieved on 25 November 2010. "Cependant, le siège social se situe intra-muros, avenue de Wagram, dans le 8e arrondissement."
  5. ^ "Contacts." Euroazeo. Retrieved on 8 September 2010.
  6. ^ "Terms of use." GDF Suez. Retrieved on 7 July 2010. "and having its registered office at 22 rue du Docteur Lancereaux, PARIS (8th District)."
  7. ^ "Contact us." HSBC. Retrieved on 12 September 2011. "HSBC FranceHSBC FRance - Paris Address: 103 avenue des Champs-Elysees 75419 PARIS cedex 08"
  8. ^ "Legal notice." Suez Environnement. Retrieved on 7 July 2010.
  9. ^ "Office Locations Europe." Standard & Poor's. Retrieved on 12 August 2011. "40 rue de Courcelles Paris, France 75008 "
  10. ^ "Worldwide offices Europe." Air China. Retrieved on October 19, 2012.
  11. ^ "China Southern Airlines Contacts for Agents." China Southern Airlines. Retrieved on October 19, 2012. "125, Avenue des Champs Elysees 75008 Paris, France"
  12. ^ World Airline Directory, Flight International, 29 March 1986, p. 135
  13. ^ Translation of accident report in Rhodesia. Journal of the French Republic. Page 281. "Union Aéromaritime de Transport (U. A. T.), 5, boulevard Malesherbes, Paris (8e)"
  14. ^ "Disclaimer." Suez. Retrieved on 7 July 2010.
  15. ^ "page d'accueil." Unibail. 7 August 2002. Retrieved on 8 July 2010. "Unibail 5 Boulevard Malesherbes F-75802 Paris Cedex 08 France."
  16. ^ "Danone Group's addresses." Groupe Danone. Retrieved on 26 July 2010.
  17. ^ "Alcatel-Lucent Website Terms of Use." Alcatel-Lucent. Retrieved on 8 July 2010.
  18. ^ "la tête dans les étoiles." Le Journal du Net. Retrieved on 8 July 2010.
  19. ^ "Northwest Airlines Ticket Offices." (Archive) Northwest Airlines. 13 June 1998. Retrieved on 29 May 2013. "FRANCE Northwest Airlines Metro Station / Madeleine 16 Rue Chauveau Lagarde 75008 Paris, France"

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 48°52′27″N 2°18′40″E / 48.87417°N 2.31111°E / 48.87417; 2.31111