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The promenade at Canet-en-Roussillon
The promenade at Canet-en-Roussillon
Coat of arms of Canet-en-Roussillon
Coat of arms
Canet-en-Roussillon is located in France
Coordinates: 42°42′24″N 3°00′28″E / 42.7067°N 3.0078°E / 42.7067; 3.0078Coordinates: 42°42′24″N 3°00′28″E / 42.7067°N 3.0078°E / 42.7067; 3.0078
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Arrondissement Perpignan
Canton Canet-en-Roussillon
Intercommunality Perpignan Méditerranée
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Arlette Franco
Area1 30.22 km2 (11.67 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 11,876
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 66037 / 66140
Elevation 0–37 m (0–121 ft)
(avg. 6 m or 20 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.

Canet-en-Roussillon (Catalan: Canet de Rosselló) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.


Canet-en-Roussillon is located in the canton of Canet-en-Roussillon and in the arrondissement of Perpignan.

Map of Canet-en-Roussillon and its surrounding communes

Government and politics[edit]


Mayor Term start Term end   Party
Gabriel Henric 1944 1947
Joseph Pagès 1947 1950
François Moudat 1950 1965
Christian Brignieu 1965 1966
François Moudat 1966 1971
Jacques Coupet 1971 1989
Arlette Franco 1989 2010 UMP
Bernard Dupont 2010 2014 UMP

International relations[edit]

Canet-en-Roussillon is twinned with:

Notable people born in Canet-en-Roussillon[edit]

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