8th arrondissement of Paris
Paris and its closest suburbs
|o Mayor||Jeanne d'Hauteserre|
|o Total||3.88 km2 (1.50 sq mi)|
| o Estimate |
|o Density||9,500/km2 (25,000/sq mi)|
|1Population sans doubles comptes: single count of residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel).|
The 8th arrondissement of Paris (VIIIe arrondissement) is one of the 20 arrondissements of the capital city of France. In spoken French, this arrondissement is colloquially referred to as huitième (eighth/the eighth).
The arrondissement, called Élysée, is situated on the right bank of the River Seine and centred on the Champs-Élysées. The 8th is, together with the 1st, 9th, 16th, and 17th arrondissements, one of Paris's main business districts. According to the 1999 census, it was the place of employment of more people than any other single arrondissement of the capital. It is also the location of many places of interest, among them the Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe (partial), and the Place de la Concorde, as well as the Élysée Palace, the official residence of the President of France. Most French fashion luxury brands have their main store in 8th arrondissement, Avenue Montaigne or Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, both in the Champs-Elysees Avenue shopping district.
The arrondissement had its highest population of 107,485 in 1891. In 1999, it had almost a third of that number, with 39,310 residents. It is one of Paris's least densely populated arrondissements and contains 1.8% of the total population of Paris.
(of French censuses)
(inh. per km²)
|1891 (peak of population)||107,485||27,695|
|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), and 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 head offices of AXA,Bouygues,Électricité de France (EDF),Eurazeo,Sanofi-Aventis, GDF Suez,HSBC France, and Suez Environnement are located in this arrondissement.Standard & Poor's' France office is located in the 8th arrondissement.Air China and China Southern Airlines have their Paris offices in the arrondissement.
At one time the head office of Union des Transports Aériens was located in this arrondissement. The predecessor airline Union Aéromaritime de Transport also had its head office in the 8th arrondissement. When Suez existed, its head office was in the 8th arrondissement. When Unibail existed, its head office was in the arrondissement. At one time Groupe Danone had its head office in the 8th arrondissement. At one time Alcatel-Lucent's head office was located in the arrondissement. At one time Northwest Airlines had its Paris offices in the Madeleine station. At one time All Nippon Airways operated a sales office in the arrondissement.
Private high schools:
The École de langue japonaise de Paris ( Pari Nihongo Hosh?k?), a supplementary Japanese education programme, has its offices at the Association Amicale des Ressortissants Japonais en France (AARJF) in the 8th arrondissement. The classes are held at the École Maternelle et Primaire Saint Francois d'Eylau in the 16th arrondissement.
Intégrale : Institut d'enseignement supérieur privé has also one of its campus in the 8th arrondissement.