13th arrondissement of Paris
The maps and pictures below show material about 13th arrondissement of Paris. The 13th arrondissement of Paris (also known as "arrondissement des Gobelins") is one of the 20 arrondissements (administrative districts) of the capital city of France.
Situated on the Left Bank of the River Seine, it is home to Paris's main Chinatown, which is located in the southeast of the arrondissement in an area that contains many high-rise apartment buildings. The current mayor is Jérôme Coumet (Socialist), who was re-elected by the arrondissement council on 29 March 2008 after the list which he headed gained 70% of the votes cast in the second round of the French municipal elections, 2008.
The 13th arrondissement is still growing in population, mainly because of an influx of Asian immigrants. In the 1980s, ethnic Chinese refugees from the former French colony of French Indochina (modern-day Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos) settled there. Teochew, Cantonese, Vietnamese and Khmer are spoken by many residents in the community.
At the last census in 1999, the population was 171,533. The 13th arrondissement is also rapidly growing in business activity, thanks to the new business district of Paris Rive Gauche. In 1999, the arrondissement contained 89,316 jobs, and it is believed to contain more today.
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Ubisoft has its business office in the arrondissement.
Places of interest
- Paris's main Chinatown, also locally called la petite Asie ("Little Asia"), is located in the high rise buildings of this arrondissement. The following can be found in this area:
- Bibliothèque nationale de France
- Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital
- Gare d'Austerlitz
- Gobelins manufactory
- University of Chicago Center in Paris
- 6 Villa des Gobelins - residence of Hồ Chí Minh from July 1919 to July 1921