18th arrondissement of Paris

18th arrondissement of Paris
French municipal arrondissement

View over Montmartre district in the 18th arrondissement.

Paris and its closest suburbs
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Paris
Commune Paris
  Mayor Daniel Vaillant
  Total 6.01 km2 (2.32 sq mi)
Population (8 March 1999 census)[p]
  Total 184,586
  Estimate (2005) 188,700
  Density 31,000/km2 (80,000/sq mi)
^[p] Population sans doubles comptes: single count of residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel).

The 18th arrondissement (XVIIIe arrondissement), located on the Rive Droite (Right Bank), is one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. It is mostly known for hosting the district of Montmartre, which contains a hill dominated by the Sacré Cœur basilica, along with the house of music diva Dalida and well known Moulin Rouge cabaret.

The 18th arrondissement also contains the African and North African district of Goutte d'Or which is famous for its market, the marché Barbès, where one can find various products from that continent.


The land area of this arrondissement is exactly 6.005 km2 (2.319 sq. miles, or 1,484 acres).


The population of Paris's 18th arrondissement peaked in 1931 with 288,810 inhabitants. Today, the arrondissement remains very dense in population and business activity with 184,586 inhabitants and 70,285 jobs as of the most recent census (1999).

Historical population

(of French censuses)
Population Density
(inh. per km2)
1872 138,109 22,980
1931 (peak of population) 288,810 48,095
1954 266,825 44,397
1962 254,974 42,460
1968 236,776 39,430
1975 208,970 34,799
1982 186,866 31,118
1990 187,657 31,250
1999 184,586 30,739
2009 200,631 33,383


In 2012 John Henley of The Guardian said the 18th arrondissement was "an area comparable in many ways to London's Tower Hamlets."[1]

Place of birth of residents of the 18th arrondissement in 1999
Born in Metropolitan France Born outside Metropolitan France
72.5% 27.5%
Born in
Overseas France
Born in foreign countries with French citizenship at birth1 EU-15 immigrants2 Non-EU-15 immigrants
1.9% 3.6% 3.9% 18.1%
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.
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


Places of interest

The Serbian Orthodox Diocese of France and Western Europe has its headquarters in the arrondissement.[2]

Districts within the 18th arrondissement


Dailymotion formerly had its headquarters in the arrondissement.[3] In addition, Dargaud also has its headquarters there.[4]


  1. Henley, John. "French elections: 'Here, immigration really and honestly isn't an issue'." The Guardian. Sunday 6 May 2012. Retrieved on 22 October 2012.
  2. "Paroisses." Diocese of France and Western Europe. Retrieved on 27 February 2011. "EGLISE ORTHODOXE SERBE / BP177 - 75864 Paris - 23 rue du Simplon - 75018 Paris"
  3. "About us." Dailymotion. Retrieved on 5 January 2010. "Registered office: 49/51 rue Ganneron, 75018 Paris."
  4. "Mentions légales." Dargaud. Retrieved on 1 May 2011. "15/27 rue Moussorgski 75018 Paris"

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Coordinates: 48°53′31.74″N 2°20′40.01″E / 48.8921500°N 2.3444472°E / 48.8921500; 2.3444472

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