18th arrondissement of Paris

The 18th arrondissement of Paris (XVIIIe arrondissement) is one of the 20 arrondissements of the capital city of France. In spoken French, this arrondissement is referred to as dix-huitième.

18th arrondissement of Paris

XVIIIe arrondissement
View over Montmartre district
Paris and its closest suburbs
  MayorDaniel Vaillant
  Total6.01 km2 (2.32 sq mi)
  Density33,000/km2 (85,000/sq mi)
1 Population sans doubles comptes: single count of residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel).
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 arrondissement, known as Butte-Montmartre, is located on the right bank of the River Seine. It is mostly known for hosting the district of Montmartre which contains a hill known for its artistic history, the Bateau-Lavoir where Pablo Picasso, George Braque, and Amedeo Modigliani lived and worked in early 20th century,[2] the house of music diva Dalida, the Moulin Rouge cabaret, other historic features, and the prominent Sacré Cœur basilica which sits atop the hill.

The 18th arrondissement also contains the North African and African district of Goutte d'Or which is famous for its market, the marché Barbès, where one can find various products from the African 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 200,631 jobs as of the most recent census (2009).

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."[3]

Place of birth of residents of the 18th arrondissement in 1999
Born in Metropolitan FranceBorn outside Metropolitan France
Born in
Overseas France
Born in foreign countries with French citizenship at birth1EU-15 immigrants2Non-EU-15 immigrants
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 Eparchy of Western Europe has its headquarters in the arrondissement.[4]

Districts within the 18th arrondissement


Dailymotion formerly had its headquarters in the arrondissement.[5] In addition, Dargaud also has its headquarters there.[6]


  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. "Montmartre, Paris' last village. Facts". Paris Digest. 2018. Retrieved 2018-11-26.
  3. Henley, John. "French elections: 'Here, immigration really and honestly isn't an issue'." The Guardian. Sunday 6 May 2012. Retrieved on 22 October 2012.
  4. "Paroisses." Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Western Europe. Retrieved on 27 February 2011. "EGLISE ORTHODOXE SERBE / BP177 - 75864 Paris - 23 rue du Simplon - 75018 Paris"
  5. "About us." Dailymotion. Retrieved on 5 January 2010. "Registered office: 49/51 rue Ganneron, 75018 Paris."
  6. "Mentions légales Archived 2011-04-07 at the Wayback Machine." Dargaud. Retrieved on 1 May 2011. "15/27 rue Moussorgski 75018 Paris"

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