20th arrondissement of Paris
|20th arrondissement of Paris|
|French municipal arrondissement|
City hall of Paris 20e arrondissement.
Paris and its closest suburbs
|• Mayor||Frédérique Calandra|
|• Total||5.98 km2 (2.31 sq mi)|
|Population (8 March 1999 census)|
|• Estimate (2005)||191,800|
|• Density||31,000/km2 (79,000/sq mi)|
|^[p] Population sans doubles comptes: single count of residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel).|
The 20th arrondissement (also known as "arrondissement de Ménilmontant"), located on the Right Bank, is one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. It contains the cosmopolitan districts of Ménilmontant and Belleville which have welcomed many successive waves of immigration since the middle of the 19th century. Despite this, the arrondissement elected and was represented by the anti-immigration Front National politician Jean-Marie Le Pen, as a municipal councillor from 1983 to 1989. Today, Belleville contains the second largest Chinatown in Paris.
The 20th arrondissement is also internationally known for the Père Lachaise Cemetery where one can find the tombs of many famous composers (such as Frédéric Chopin and Gioacchino Rossini), writers (including Oscar Wilde and Marcel Proust), painters (Camille Pissarro, Jacques-Louis David, and others), and the rock singer Jim Morrison of The Doors.
- Geography 1
- Historical population 2.1
- Immigration 2.2
- Places of interest 3.1
- Important districts 3.2
- Government and infrastructure 4
- Media 5
- References 6
- External links 7
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 182,952 inhabitants and 54,786 jobs as of the last census, in 1999.
(of French censuses)
(inh. per km2)
|1936 (peak of population)||208,115||34,779|
Places of interest
Government and infrastructure
The Directorate-General for External Security (DGSE) has its head office in the arrondissement.
The humour publication Charlie Hebdo has its head office in the arrondissement.
- "Direction générale de la sécurité extérieure (DGSE)". Service-public.fr (French government). Retrieved on 31 January 2014. "141, boulevard Mortier 75020 Paris"
- "Contact." Charlie Hebdo. Retrieved on 21 September 2012. "Charlie Hebdo 26, rue Serpollet 75020 PARIS"
- 20th arrondissement travel guide from Wikivoyage
- Joining the Locals In Paris’s East – slideshow by The New York Times