14th arrondissement of Paris
View over the arrondissement, dominated by the Tour Montparnasse
Paris and its closest suburbs
|• Mayor||Carine Petit|
|• Total||5.62 km2 (2.17 sq mi)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||25,000/km2 (64,000/sq mi)|
|1 Population sans doubles comptes: single count of residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel).|
The arrondissement, called Observatoire, is situated on the left bank of the River Seine. It contains most of the Montparnasse district. It is today best known for its skyscraper, the Tour Montparnasse, and its major railway terminus, the Gare Montparnasse, both located in the neighboring 15th arrondissement. The district has traditionally been home to many artists as well as a Breton community, arrived at the beginning of the 20th century upon the creation of the Montparnasse railway terminus.
Universities located in the 14th arrondissement also include the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, which is located near the Parc Montsouris, the Stade Charléty and the catacombs; and the Paris School of Economics.
The land area of this arrondissement is 5.621 km² (2.17 sq. miles, or 1,389 acres).
The 14th arrondissement attained its peak population in 1954 when it had 181,414 inhabitants. It continues to have a high density of both population and business activity with 132,844 inhabitants and 71,836 jobs as of the last census, in 1999.
(inh. per km²)
|1954 (peak of population)||181,414||32,274|
Aéroports de Paris has its head office in the arrondissement. In addition Société d'exploitation de l'hebdomadaire Le Point (SEBDO Le Point), the company that operates Le Point, has its head office in the arrondissement.
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