10th Arrondissement, Paris

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The 10th arrondissement of Paris is one of the 20 arrondissements 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.GeographyThe 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 hectaresDemographyThe 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).
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  • We could say something trite about life not being all about food - but it’s Paris - life here really is all about the food, for us the 10th Arr, is the go to place for good food, (restaurants) and...  more »
  • Lots to see here from big train stations to ethnic neighborhoods, but my favorite is the Canal St. Martin and the very hip area around it. Not full of tourist attractions, but full of genuine...  more »

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