The 10th arrondissement of Paris (l'Enclos Saint-Laurent) is one of the 20 arrondissements (administrative districts) of the capital city of France.
Situated on the right bank of the River Seine, the arrondissement contains two of Paris's six main railway stations: the Gare du Nord and the Gare de l'Est. Built during the 19th century, these two termini are among the busiest in Europe.
The 10th arrondissement also contains a large portion of the Canal Saint-Martin, linking the northeastern parts of Paris with the River Seine.
The land area of the arrondissement is 2.892 km2 (1.117 sq. miles, or 715 acres), and it had a 1999 population of 89,695.
The 10th arrondissement is often referred to as l'Entrepôt. Like all Parisian arrondissements, it is divided into four quartiers (districts):
- Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, the 37th quartier, has 21,624 people in an area of 92.7 hectares
- Porte-Saint-Denis, the 38th quartier, has 15,066 people in an area of 47.2 hectares
- Porte-Saint-Martin, the 39th quartier, has 23,125 people in an area of 60.9 hectares
- Hôpital-Saint-Louis, the 40th quartier, has 29,870 people in an area of 88.4 hectares
The peak population of the 10th arrondissement occurred in 1881, when it had 159,809 inhabitants. Today, the arrondissement remains very dense in both population and business activity, with 89,612 inhabitants and 71,962 jobs at last census in 1999. Due to its large Turkish minority, the 10th arrondissement is often called "La Petite Turquie" (Little Turkey).
(of French censuses)
(inh. per km²)
|1881 (peak of population)
Place of birth of residents of the 10th arrondissement in 1999
|Born in Metropolitan France
||Born outside Metropolitan France
|Born in foreign countries with French citizenship at birth1
|1This 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.
2An 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.
Map of the 10th arrondissement
Places of interest
Mains streets and squares
Coordinates: 48°52′31.83″N 2°21′28.27″E / 48.8755083°N 2.3578528°E