Canéjan

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Canéjan
Eglise Canejan.jpg
Coat of arms of Canéjan
Coat of arms
Canéjan is located in France
Canéjan
Canéjan
Coordinates: 44°45′50″N 0°39′13″W / 44.7639°N 0.6536°W / 44.7639; -0.6536Coordinates: 44°45′50″N 0°39′13″W / 44.7639°N 0.6536°W / 44.7639; -0.6536
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Gironde
Arrondissement Bordeaux
Canton Gradignan
Intercommunality Cestas-Canéjan
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Bernard Garrigou
Area
 • Land1 12 km2 (5 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 5,009
 • Population2 density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 33090 / 33610
Elevation 23–56 m (75–184 ft)
(avg. 40 m or 130 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.

Canéjan is a commune in the Gironde department in Aquitaine in southwestern France.

Geography[edit]

Canéjan is located 11.4 km southwest of Bordeaux. It is on the A63 autoroute, as well as the Route nationale 10.

The commune borders Cestas (southwest), Gradignan (northeast), Pessac (north), and Léognan (southeast).

History[edit]

Gallo-Romans' relics has been discovered which attest human presence around the end of the 1st century and the beginning of the 2nd century.

On August 20, 1949, 29 people from Canéjan died at Le Puch (Cestas), while fighting a fire which killed 82 and burned 28,000 hectares (69,200 acres). In September 1949, General Charles de Gaulle came in Canéjan to visit firefighters' graves.

Name[edit]

There used to be two different ways of spelling the name of the city, Canéjean or Canéjan, in July 1987 it has been decided to keep only one: Canéjan.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 312 —    
1800 275 −11.9%
1806 274 −0.4%
1821 355 +29.6%
1831 324 −8.7%
1836 334 +3.1%
1841 417 +24.9%
1846 403 −3.4%
1851 362 −10.2%
1856 416 +14.9%
1861 416 +0.0%
1866 477 +14.7%
1872 413 −13.4%
1876 475 +15.0%
1881 465 −2.1%
1886 581 +24.9%
1891 506 −12.9%
1896 484 −4.3%
1901 511 +5.6%
1906 478 −6.5%
1911 470 −1.7%
1921 534 +13.6%
1926 449 −15.9%
1931 453 +0.9%
1936 408 −9.9%
1946 382 −6.4%
1954 462 +20.9%
1962 510 +10.4%
1968 594 +16.5%
1975 3,257 +448.3%
1982 3,380 +3.8%
1990 4,976 +47.2%
1999 5,114 +2.8%
2008 5,009 −2.1%

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