5th arrondissement of Paris
5th arrondissement of Paris
|• Mayor (2020–2026)||Florence Berthout (SL)|
|Area||2.54 km2 (0.98 sq mi)|
|• Density||22,984/km2 (59,530/sq mi)|
The arrondissement, also known as Panthéon, is situated on the Rive Gauche of the River Seine. It is one of the capital's central arrondissements. The arrondissement is notable for being the location of the Quartier Latin, a district dominated by universities, colleges and prestigious high schools since the 12th century when Sorbonne University was created. It is also home to the National Museum of Natural History and Jardin des plantes in its eastern part.
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, as well as 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 2009, the population was 61,531, while 48,909 worked in the arrondissement.
(of French censuses)
(inh. per km²)
|1911 (peak of population)||121,378||47,768|
|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. Note that 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. Note that 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.
The Ve arrondissement is the oldest arrondissement in Paris, and was first built by the Romans.
Government and infrastructure
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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 de l'Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
- 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
- Church of Val de Grâce
- Saint-Ephrem church
- Notre-Dame-du-Liban 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 Polytechnique (historical campus; the school has now been relocated)
- PSL University
- Sorbonne University - Faculté des sciences
- University of Paris
- Famous lycées with preparatory classes to the Grandes écoles
Main streets and squares
- "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.
- "Map of Paris arrondissements". Paris Digest. 2018. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
- "Mentions légales - Crédits." Ministry of Higher Education and Research. Retrieved on 6 May 2011. "Ministère de l'enseignement supérieur et de la recherche DELCOM - Département de la communication (DEPCOM) (organigramme) Adresse : 1, rue Descartes - 75231 Paris Cedex 05"
- "Contact Us." Bureau d'Enquêtes sur les Événements de Mer. December 23, 2003. Retrieved on June 22, 2017. "Mail address : BEAmer 22, rue Monge 75 005 PARIS"
- "Contact Archived 2017-12-13 at the Wayback Machine." Sony Computer Science Laboratories Paris. November 16, 2017. "6, rue Amyot, 75005 Paris, France"
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