1st arrondissement of Lyon

The 1st arrondissement of Lyon, France is one of the nine arrondissements of the City of Lyon. It is located below the hill of Croix-Rousse and on the north part of the Presqu'île formed by the Saône and the Rhône, the two rivers in Lyon

1st arrondissement of Lyon
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Coordinates: 45°46′7.39″N 4°50′1.06″E / 45.7687194°N 4.8336278°E / 45.7687194; 4.8336278Coordinates: 45°46′7.39″N 4°50′1.06″E / 45.7687194°N 4.8336278°E / 45.7687194; 4.8336278
CountryFrance
RegionRhône-Alpes
MetropolisLyon Metropolis
ArrondissementLyon
CommuneLyon
Government
 • MayorNathalie Perrin-Gilbert
Area
 • Total1.51 km2 (0.58 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
 • Total29,352
 • Density19,000/km2 (50,000/sq mi)
1 Population sans doubles comptes: single count of residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel).
View of the 1st arrondissement of Lyon from the Fourvière hill
Hôtel de Ville
Map of the 1st arrondissement of Lyon

This zone is served by the metro lines  A  and  C 

HistoryEdit

Les pentes (the slopes Croix-Rousse, which were situated in the Franc-Lyonnais, are integrated to the city of Lyon since 1512, when Louis XII decided to build a fortification on the top of the hill Saint-Sébastien (name of Croix-Rousse in the Middle Ages) to defend the city.

The arrondissement was created the 24 March 1852 (also the date of the creation of the 5 first arrondissements).

GeographyEdit

Area and demographicsEdit

Located in the centre of the presqu'île, the 1st arrondissement is the smallest of all the arrondissements de Lyon. Around the place des Terreaux, bars and pubs across the street make the 1st arrondissement one of the more animated the night and days.

  • Area: 151 ha
  • 1999: 26,861 inhabitants
  • 2005: 28,100 inhabitants
  • 2006: 28,210 inhabitants
  • 2007: 30,024 inhabitants
  • Density of 18,682 inhabitants/km2.

QuartersEdit

The 1st arrondissement of Lyon is composed of four districts :

StreetsEdit

Squares and areasEdit

AdministrationEdit

The city hall is managed since 2001 by Nathalie Perrin-Gilbert (Parti socialiste).

MonumentsEdit

Equipments and servicesEdit

TransportsEdit

Cultural activitiesEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.