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1st arrondissement of Lyon


1st arrondissement of Lyon

1st arrondissement of Lyon
French municipal arrondissement
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Rhône
Arrondissement Lyon
Intercommunality Urban Community of Lyon
Commune Lyon
 • Mayor Nathalie Perrin-Gilbert
 • Total 1.51 km2 (0.58 sq mi)
Population (8 March 1999 census)
 • Total 26,868
 • Density 18,000/km2 (46,000/sq mi)
^[p] Population sans doubles comptes: single count of residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel).

The 1st arrondissement of Lyon, France is one of the nine arrondissements of the City of Lyon. It is located below the hill of Croix-Rousse and on the north part of the Presqu'île formed by the Saône and the Rhône, the two rivers in Lyon

View of the 1st arrondissement of Lyon from the Fourvière hill
Hôtel de Ville
Map of the 1st arrondissement of Lyon

This zone is served by the metro lines A and C


Les pentes (the slopes Croix-Rousse, which were situated in the Franc-Lyonnais, are integrated to the city of Lyon since 1512, when Louis XII decided to build a fortification on the top of the hill Saint-Sébastien (name of Croix-Rousse in the Middle Ages) to defend the city.

The arrondissement was created the 24 March 1852 (also the date of the creation of the 5 first arrondissements).


Area and demographics

Located in the centre of the presqu'île, the 1st arrondissement is the smallest of all the arrondissements de Lyon. Around the place des Terreaux, bars and pubs across the street make the 1st arrondissement one of the more animated the night and days.

  • Area: 151 ha
  • 1999: 26,861 inhab.
  • 2005: 28,100 inhab.
  • 2006: 28,210 inhab.
  • 2007: 30,024 inhab.
  • Density of 18,682 inhab/km².


The 1st arrondissement of Lyon is composed of four districts :


Squares and areas


The city hall is managed since 2001 by Nathalie Perrin-Gilbert (Parti socialiste).


Equipments and services


  • Métro Ligne A Station served : "Hôtel de ville-Louis Pradel"
  • Métro Ligne C Stations served: "Hôtel de ville-Louis Pradel" and "Croix-Paquet"

Cultural activities

See also

External links

  • arrdt official site

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