8th arrondissement of Paris

8th Arrondissement of Paris
French municipal arrondissement
The Champs-Élysées in the 8th arrondissement during the Christmas season.
The Champs-Élysées in the 8th arrondissement during the Christmas season.
Paris and its closest suburbs
Paris and its closest suburbs
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Paris
Commune Paris
Government
 • Mayor Jeanne d'Hauteserre
Area
 • Total 3.88 km2 (1.50 sq mi)
Population (8 March 1999 census) [p]
 • Total 39,314
 • Estimate (2005) 38,700
 • Density 10,000/km2 (26,000/sq mi)
^[p] Population sans doubles comptes: single count of residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel).
Paris Coat of Arms
The
20 arrondissements
of Paris
17th 18th 19th
  8th 9th 10th 11th 20th
16th 2nd 3rd
1st 4th 12th
River Seine
  7th 6th 5th 13th
15th 14th

The 8th Arrondissement of Paris is one of the 20 arrondissements (administrative districts) of the capital city of France.

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 arrondissement, 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 and the Place de la Concorde, as well as the Élysée Palace, official residence of the President of France.

Geography

The land area of the arrondissement is 3.881 km2 (1.498 sq. miles, or 959 acres).[ citation needed]

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