5th arrondissement of Paris
|5th arrondissement of Paris|
|French municipal arrondissement|
The Panthéon, in the 5th arrondissement of Paris.
Paris and its closest suburbs
|• Mayor||Florence Berthout|
|• Total||2.54 km2 (0.98 sq mi)|
|Population (8 March 1999 census)[p]|
|• Estimate (2005)||60,600|
|• Density||23,000/km2 (60,000/sq mi)|
|^[p] Population sans doubles comptes: single count of residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel).|
Situated on the left bank of the River Seine, it is one of the central arrondissements of the capital. The arrondissement is notable for being the location of the Quartier Latin, a district dominated by universities, colleges, and prestigious high schools.
The 5th arrondissement is also one of the oldest districts of the city, dating back to ancient times. Traces of the area's past survive in such sites as the Arènes de Lutèce, a Roman amphitheatre, and the Thermes de Cluny, a Roman thermae.
The 5th arrondissement covers some 2.541 km² (0.981 sq. miles, or 628 acres) in central Paris.
The population of the arrondissement peaked in 1911 when the population density reached almost 50,000 inhabitants per km². In 1999, the population was 58,849, while 48,909 worked in the arrondissement.
(of French censuses)
(inh. per km²)
|1911 (peak of population)||121,378||47,768|
|This section does not cite any sources. (May 2011)|
The Ve arrondissement is the oldest arrondissement in Paris, and was first built by the Romans.
Government and infrastructure
Places of interest
- Arènes de Lutèce
- Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève
- Centre de la Mer et des Eaux
- Fontaine Saint-Michel
- Institut du Monde Arabe (Arab World Institute)
- Jardin des Plantes and the Musée National d'Histoire Naturelle
- Maison de la Mutualité
- Montagne Sainte-Geneviève
- Musée de Cluny, hosting the Thermes de Cluny
- Musée Curie
- Musée des Collections Historiques de la Préfecture de Police
- Musée de la Sculpture en Plein Air
- The Panthéon
- Quartier Latin
- Val-de-Grâce military hospital
- Saint-Ephrem church
- Saint-Étienne-du-Mont church
- Saint-Jacques-du-Haut-Pas church
- Saint-Jean-l'Evangéliste church
- Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre church
- Saint Médard church
- Saint-Nicolas-du-Chardonnet church
- Saint-Séverin church
- La Grande Mosquée (Great Mosque of Paris), created in 1922 after World War I, as a sign of recognition from the nation to the fallen Muslim tirailleurs who lost their lives at Verdun and in the take-back of Douaumont fort)
Colleges and universities
As part of the Latin Quarter, the 5th arrondissement is known for its high concentration of educational and research establishments.
- Collège de France
- Collège international de philosophie
- École Normale Supérieure
- École Polytechnique (historical campus; the school has now been relocated)
- Jussieu Campus
- ENSCP - Chimie Paris
- Famous lycées with preparatory classes to the Grandes écoles
Main streets and squares
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