Universal and International Exhibition of Paris 1900

The balance sheet of a century

April 15, 1900-November 12, 1900


* Official name: Exposition universelle et internationale de Paris, 1900
* Category: Universal Exhibition
* Theme: A century in the making
* Announcement of the project: 13 July 1892
* Launch of the project: 9 September 1893 with the appointment of the Commissioner General
* Inauguration: 14 April 1900 by President Loubet
* Duration: 15 April to 12 November 1900 (211 days)
* Geographical location: Centre of Paris, on the Champs de Mars, in front of the Trocadero, on the banks of the Seine and in Vincennes
* Exhibition area: 120 hectares in Paris and 110 hectares in Vincennes (railways, horticulture, sports competitions)
* Emblem: Monumental gate, palace of electricity
* Commissioner General: Alfred Picard
* Foreign participating states: 43
* French colonies: 20
* Visitors: 50 860 801, 48 368 504 in Paris and 2 492 297 in Vincennes
* Expenditure: 119,225,707 Francs
* Income: 126,318,168 Francs
* Profits: 7 000 000 Francs
* Exhibits: 83,047, including 38,253 from France
* Classification: 18 groups with 121 classes
* Jury members: 2335, of which 1422 from France
* Decorations: 45,905, of which 3156 were Grand Prix. France and its colonies received 23,619 decorations