5th_arrondissement_of_Paris Latitude and Longitude:

48°50′50″N 2°20′40″E / 48.84722°N 2.34444°E / 48.84722; 2.34444
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5th arrondissement of Paris
A view of Rue Soufflot from the west with the Panthéon in the background
A view of Rue Soufflot from the west with the Panthéon in the background
Coat of arms of 5th arrondissement of Paris
Location within Paris
Location within Paris
Coordinates: 48°50′50″N 2°20′40″E / 48.84722°N 2.34444°E / 48.84722; 2.34444
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Paris
Commune Paris
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Florence Berthout ( SL)
2.54 km2 (0.98 sq mi)
 (2021) [1]
 • Density22,378/km2 (57,960/sq mi)
INSEE code75105

The 5th arrondissement of Paris (Ve arrondissement) is one of the 20 arrondissements of the capital city of France. In spoken French, this arrondissement is referred to as le cinquième.

The arrondissement, also known as Panthéon, is situated on the Rive Gauche of the River Seine. It is one of the capital's central arrondissements. The arrondissement is notable for being the location of the Latin Quarter, a district dominated by universities, colleges, and prestigious high schools since the 12th century when the University of Paris was created. [2] It is also home to the National Museum of Natural History and Jardin des plantes in its eastern part.

The 5th arrondissement is also one of the oldest districts of the city, dating back to ancient times. Traces of the area's past survive in such sites as the Arènes de Lutèce, a Roman amphitheatre, as well as the Thermes de Cluny, a Roman thermae.


The 5th arrondissement covers some 2.541 km2 (0.981 sq. miles, or 628 acres) in central Paris.


The population of the arrondissement peaked in 1911 when the population density reached almost 50,000 inhabitants per km2. In 2009, the population was 61,531, while 48,909 worked in the arrondissement.

Historical population

(of French censuses)
Population Density
(inh. per km2)
1872 96,689 38,052
1911 (peak of population) 121,378 47,768
1954 106,443 41,890
1962 96,031 37,793
1968 83,721 32,948
1975 67,668 26,630
1982 62,173 24,468
1990 61,222 24,094
1999 58,849 23,160
2009 61,531 24,225


Place of birth of residents of the 5th arrondissement in 1999
Born in metropolitan France Born outside metropolitan France
80.0% 20.0%
Born in
overseas France
Born in foreign countries with French citizenship at birth1 EU-15 immigrants2 Non-EU-15 immigrants
0.8% 4.5% 5.4% 9.3%
1 This 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), as well as to a lesser extent foreign-born children of French expatriates. 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.

2 An immigrant is a person born in a foreign country not having French citizenship at birth. 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.


The Ve arrondissement is the oldest arrondissement in Paris, and was first built by the Romans.

The construction of the Roman town Lutetia dates back from the 1st century BC, which was built after the conquest of the Gaulish site, situated on the île de la Cité by the Romans.

Saint-Hilaire is a ruined 12th-century church in Paris, active until the French Revolution.

Government and infrastructure

The Ministry of Higher Education and Research has its head office in the arrondissement. [3]

Previously the Bureau d'Enquêtes sur les Événements de Mer (BEAmer) had its head office in the 5th arrondissement. [4]


Sony Computer Science Laboratories [ ja] (ソニーコンピュータサイエンス研究所) Paris is in the arrondissement. [5]



Sorbonne university campus.

Colleges and universities

As part of the Latin Quarter, the 5th arrondissement is known for its high concentration of educational and research establishments.

Main streets and squares


  1. ^ "Populations légales 2021". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2023.
  2. ^ "Map of Paris arrondissements". Paris Digest. 2018. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  3. ^ " Mentions légales - Crédits Archived 2011-05-29 at the Wayback Machine." Ministry of Higher Education and Research. Retrieved on 6 May 2011. "Ministère de l'enseignement supérieur et de la recherche DELCOM - Département de la communication (DEPCOM) (organigramme) Adresse : 1, rue Descartes - 75231 Paris Cedex 05"
  4. ^ " Contact Us." Bureau d'Enquêtes sur les Événements de Mer. December 23, 2003. Retrieved on June 22, 2017. "Mail address : BEAmer 22, rue Monge 75 005 PARIS"
  5. ^ " Contact Archived 2017-12-13 at the Wayback Machine." Sony Computer Science Laboratories [ ja] Paris. November 16, 2017. "6, rue Amyot, 75005 Paris, France"

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