19th arrondissement of Paris

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19th arrondissement of Paris
French municipal arrondissement
La Villette in the 19th arrondissement
La Villette in the 19th arrondissement
Paris and its closest suburbs
Paris and its closest suburbs
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Paris
Commune Paris
Government
 • Mayor François Dagnaud
Area
 • Total 6.79 km2 (2.62 sq mi)
Population (8 March 1999 census)[p]
 • Total 172,730
 • Estimate (2005) 187,200
 • Density 25,000/km2 (66,000/sq mi)
^[p] Population sans doubles comptes: single count of residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel).

The 19th 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, it is crossed by two canals, the Canal Saint-Denis and the Canal de l'Ourcq, which meet near the Parc de la Villette.

The 19th arrondissement includes two public parks: the Parc des Buttes Chaumont, located on a hill, and the Parc de la Villette, which is home to both the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, a museum and exhibition centre, and the Conservatoire de Paris, one of the most renowned music schools in Europe and part of the Cité de la Musique.

Geography[edit]

The land area of the arrondissement is 6.786 km2 (2.62 sq. miles).

Demographics[edit]

The population of the 19th arrondissement is still increasing. At the last census, in 1999, the population was 172,730 inhabitants. As of the same census, 68,101 people worked in the arrondissement.

Historical population
Year
(of French censuses)
Population Density
(inh. per km2)
1872 93,174 13,730
1954 155,058 22,845
1962 159,568 23,514
1968 148,862 21,937
1975 144,357 21,273
1982 162,649 23,968
1990 165,062 24,324
1999 172,730 25,454
2009 (peak of population) 184,787 27,215

19th Arrondisement Network[edit]

The 19th Arrondissement Network was a group of militant French Muslims who were tried and convicted of recruiting approximately a dozen Frenchmen to fight for insurgent forces in the Iraq War. The group is referred to by this name since a large portion of its members were from this neighborhood of Paris.

The leader of the group, Farid Benyettou, was arrested in January 2005, ending the group's operations. Benyettou was a self-taught preacher of the Salafist branch.[1]

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Coordinates: 48°52′56.46″N 2°22′54.56″E / 48.8823500°N 2.3818222°E / 48.8823500; 2.3818222