Île de la Cité

Île de la Cité as seen from the Pont des Arts shortly before sunrise
Notre Dame de Paris on Île de la Cité from upstream (the east)
Aerial view from Northwest, Île Saint-Louis in the background

The Île de la Cité (French pronunciation: ​[il də la site])[1] is one of two remaining natural islands in the Seine within the city of Paris (the other being the Île Saint-Louis).[a] It is the centre of Paris and the location where the medieval city was refounded.

The western end has held a palace since Merovingian times, and its eastern end since the same period has been consecrated to religion, especially after the 10th-century construction of a cathedral preceding today's Notre-Dame. The land between the two was, until the 1850s, largely residential and commercial, but has since been filled by the city's Prefecture de Police, Palais de Justice, Hôtel-Dieu hospital, and Tribunal de commerce. Only the westernmost and northeastern extremities of the island remain residential today, and the latter preserves some vestiges of its 16th-century canon's houses. As of 2013, the island's population was 981. The Mémorial des Martyrs de la Déportation, a memorial to the 200,000 people deported from Vichy France to the Nazi concentration camps during the Second World War, is located at the upriver end of the island.

Other Languages
Bân-lâm-gú: Île de la Cité
беларуская: Востраў Сітэ
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Сытэ (востраў)
български: Ил дьо ла Сите
čeština: Île de la Cité
eesti: Cité
Ελληνικά: Ιλ ντε λα Σιτέ
Esperanto: Insulo Cité
français: Île de la Cité
한국어: 시테섬
հայերեն: Սիտե կղզի
Bahasa Indonesia: Île de la Cité
ქართული: სიტე
Lëtzebuergesch: Île de la Cité
magyar: Cité-sziget
македонски: Сите (остров)
Nederlands: Île de la Cité
日本語: シテ島
norsk nynorsk: Île de la Cité
português: Île de la Cité
русский: Остров Сите
slovenčina: Île de la Cité
српски / srpski: Сите (острво)
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Île de la Cité
українська: Острів Сіте
Tiếng Việt: Île de la Cité
吴语: 西岱岛
中文: 西岱岛