Châteaudun

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Châteaudun
Chateau
Chateau
Châteaudun is located in France
Châteaudun
Châteaudun
Coordinates: 48°04′18″N 1°20′19″E / 48.0717°N 1.3387°E / 48.0717; 1.3387Coordinates: 48°04′18″N 1°20′19″E / 48.0717°N 1.3387°E / 48.0717; 1.3387
Country France
Region Centre
Department Eure-et-Loir
Arrondissement Châteaudun
Canton Châteaudun
Intercommunality Dunois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Didier Huguet
Area
 • Land1 28.48 km2 (11.00 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 13,905
 • Population2 density 490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 28088 / 28200
Elevation 102–152 m (335–499 ft)
(avg. 140 m or 460 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.

Châteaudun (French pronunciation: ​[ʃɑtodœ̃]) is a commune in the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department.

Geography[edit]

Châteaudun is located about 45 km northwest of Orléans, and about 50 km south-southwest of Chartres, on the river Loir, a tributary of the Sarthe.

Employment[edit]

The area is rich agricultural land, but a major local employer is the Châteaudun Air Base just to the east of the town and much larger than it.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 5,957 —    
1800 6,046 +1.5%
1806 6,161 +1.9%
1821 6,042 −1.9%
1831 6,461 +6.9%
1836 6,776 +4.9%
1841 6,580 −2.9%
1846 6,788 +3.2%
1851 6,745 −0.6%
1856 6,542 −3.0%
1861 6,719 +2.7%
1866 6,781 +0.9%
1872 6,552 −3.4%
1876 6,694 +2.2%
1881 7,036 +5.1%
1886 7,284 +3.5%
1891 7,147 −1.9%
1896 7,460 +4.4%
1901 7,146 −4.2%
1906 7,147 +0.0%
1911 7,296 +2.1%
1921 6,587 −9.7%
1926 6,558 −0.4%
1931 6,790 +3.5%
1936 7,057 +3.9%
1946 8,145 +15.4%
1954 9,687 +18.9%
1962 11,982 +23.7%
1968 14,450 +20.6%
1975 15,338 +6.1%
1982 15,319 −0.1%
1990 14,511 −5.3%
1999 14,543 +0.2%
2008 13,905 −4.4%

Main sights[edit]

Its château is known for being the first on the road to Loire Valley, from Paris.

Churches[edit]

Medieval houses[edit]

Personalities[edit]

Châteaudun was the birthplace of:

International relations[edit]

Châteaudun is twinned with:

See also[edit]

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