Camaret-sur-Mer

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Camaret-sur-Mer
Kameled
Vauban's fortifications
Vauban's fortifications
Camaret-sur-Mer is located in France
Camaret-sur-Mer
Camaret-sur-Mer
Coordinates: 48°16′36″N 4°35′44″W / 48.2767°N 4.5956°W / 48.2767; -4.5956Coordinates: 48°16′36″N 4°35′44″W / 48.2767°N 4.5956°W / 48.2767; -4.5956
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Finistère
Arrondissement Châteaulin
Canton Crozon
Intercommunality Presqu'île de Crozon
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) François Sénéchal
Area
 • Land1 11.64 km2 (4.49 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 2,595
 • Population2 density 220/km2 (580/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 29022 / 29570
Elevation 0–65 m (0–213 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Camaret-sur-Mer (Breton: Kameled) is a commune in the Finistère department in northwestern France, located at the end of Crozon peninsula.

Sights[edit]

Camaret-sur-Mer is home to the Tour Vauban or Tour dorée (lit. "Golden Tower"), a historic fortification guarding the harbor and built in 1669-94. In 2008, the Tour dorée was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as part of the "Fortifications of Vauban" group.

Camaret also is home to a marina and some beaches.

Les Tas de Pois

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Camaret-sur-Mer are called Camarétois.

Twinning[edit]

Camaret-sur-Mer is twinned with St Ives, Cornwall, UK.

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 685 —    
1800 687 +0.3%
1806 723 +5.2%
1821 873 +20.7%
1831 1,003 +14.9%
1836 1,040 +3.7%
1841 1,181 +13.6%
1846 1,136 −3.8%
1851 1,163 +2.4%
1856 1,153 −0.9%
1861 1,233 +6.9%
1866 1,258 +2.0%
1872 1,374 +9.2%
1876 1,632 +18.8%
1881 1,933 +18.4%
1886 1,950 +0.9%
1891 2,003 +2.7%
1896 1,978 −1.2%
1901 2,201 +11.3%
1906 2,429 +10.4%
1911 3,257 +34.1%
1921 3,291 +1.0%
1926 3,528 +7.2%
1931 3,528 +0.0%
1936 3,644 +3.3%
1946 3,469 −4.8%
1954 3,435 −1.0%
1962 3,649 +6.2%
1968 3,593 −1.5%
1975 3,272 −8.9%
1982 3,047 −6.9%
1990 2,933 −3.7%
1999 2,668 −9.0%
2008 2,595 −2.7%

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