The 20th arrondissement of Paris (known in French as the XXe arrondissement de Paris or simply as "le vingtième") is the last of the consecutively numbered arrondissements of the capital city of France. Also known as Ménilmontant (pronounced [menilmɔ̃tɑ̃]) after the Ménilmontant neighbourhood it encompasses in its northwest, it is on the right bank of the River Seine and contains some of the city's most cosmopolitan districts. It covers four quarters: Belleville, Saint-Fargeau, Père-Lachaise and Charonne. In 2019, it had a population of 194,994.
20th arrondissement of Paris
|• Mayor (2020–2026)||Éric Pliez (DVG)|
|Area||5.98 km2 (2.31 sq mi)|
|• Density||32,127/km2 (83,210/sq mi)|
The land area of this arrondissement is 5.984 km2 (2.31 sq. miles, or 1,479 acres).
The population of Paris's 20th arrondissement peaked in 1936, when it had 208,115 inhabitants. Today it remains very dense in population and business activity with 197,067 inhabitants in 2009 and 54,786 jobs as of the last census in 1999.
Historical population Edit
(of French censuses)
(inh. per km2)
|1936 (peak of population)||208,115||34,779|
|Born in metropolitan France||Born outside metropolitan France|
|Born in foreign countries with French citizenship at birth1||EU-15 immigrants2||Non-EU-15 immigrants|
|1 This 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), as well as to a lesser extent foreign-born children of French expatriates. A foreign country is understood as a country not part of France in 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.|
2 An immigrant is a person born in a foreign country not having French citizenship at birth. 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.
Places of interest Edit
- Parc de Belleville
- Père Lachaise Cemetery
Containing the tombs of many famous artists: composers (such as Frédéric Chopin and Gioacchino Rossini), writers (including Oscar Wilde, Honoré de Balzac, and Marcel Proust), painters (Camille Pissarro, Jacques-Louis David, Eugène Delacroix, and others), musicians (Jim Morrison of The Doors and Edith Piaf among others), and the playwright Molière.
- Church of Saint-Jean-Bosco, Paris. One of the few Art Deco churches in Paris, built 1933-1938. It retains its original Art Deco decoration.
Important districts Edit
Government and infrastructure Edit
Senior high schools include:
- Lycée Hélène Boucher
- Lycée Maurice-Ravel
- Lycée Charles-de-Gaulle
- Lycée Beth Yacov
- Lycée Heikhal Menahem Sinaï
- "Populations légales 2020". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2022.
- "The most-visited cemetery in the world", CBC, 10 June 2021.
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- "Contact Archived 2012-09-18 at the Wayback Machine." Charlie Hebdo. Retrieved on 21 September 2012. "Charlie Hebdo 26, rue Serpollet 75020 PARIS"