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1st arrondissement of Lyon

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1st arrondissement of Lyon
French municipal arrondissement
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Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Rhône
Arrondissement Lyon
Intercommunality Urban Community of Lyon
Commune Lyon
Government
 • Mayor Nathalie Perrin-Gilbert
Area
 • Total 1.51 km2 (Bad rounding hereLua error in Module:Math at line 495: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value). sq mi)
Population (8 March 1999 census)[p]
 • 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

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View of the 1st arrondissement of Lyon from the Fourvière hill
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Map of the 1st arrondissement of Lyon

This zone is served by the metro lines  A  and  C 

History

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).

Geography

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 inhabitants
  • 2005: 28,100 inhabitants
  • 2006: 28,210 inhabitants
  • 2007: 30,024 inhabitants
  • Density of 18,682 inhabitants/km².

Quarters

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

Streets

Squares and areas

Administration

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

Monuments

Equipments and services

Transports

  • 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

Coordinates: 45°46′7.39″N 4°50′1.06″E / 45.7687194°N 4.8336278°E / 45.7687194; 4.8336278{{#coordinates:45|46|7.39|N|4|50|1.06|E|region:FR |primary |name= }}