Crozon

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Crozon
Kraozon
Crozon SK DSC 0105b.jpg
Crozon is located in France
Crozon
Crozon
Coordinates: 48°14′45″N 4°29′15″W / 48.2458°N 4.4875°W / 48.2458; -4.4875Coordinates: 48°14′45″N 4°29′15″W / 48.2458°N 4.4875°W / 48.2458; -4.4875
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Finistère
Arrondissement Châteaulin
Canton Crozon
Intercommunality Presqu'île de Crozon
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Daniel Moysan
Area
 • Land1 80.37 km2 (31.03 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 7,680
 • Population2 density 96/km2 (250/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 29042 / 29160
Elevation 0–102 m (0–335 ft)
(avg. 85 m or 279 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.

Crozon (Kraozon in Breton) is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France.

Crozon is located on the Crozon peninsula on the west coast of Finistère. It is bordered by the communes of Camaret-sur-Mer to the west, Roscanvel to the northwest, Lanvéoc to the north, Landévennec to the north-east and Telgruc-sur-Mer to the east. Crozon is the chef-lieu of the arrondissement of Châteaulin. Louis Jouvet, a French actor, was born in Crozon in 1887.

Crozon harbours Île Longue, the base of the French strategic nuclear submarines.

Tourism[edit]

In common with many other French towns, Crozon has a number of fêtes and festivals at various times of year. Probably the best known festival held in Crozon is the quaintly named “Festival du Bout du Monde”... the World's End Festival! This is a great music festival held every summer, which draws people from all over Europe to enjoy the live bands who flock to play at this prestigious event.

Crozon has various shops and a couple of supermarkets for daily needs. There is also a local produce market most mornings in front of the church. A bigger market called 'la Foire' takes place every first Wednesday of the month.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Crozon are called in French Crozonnais.

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 6,200 —    
1800 6,492 +4.7%
1806 6,664 +2.6%
1821 6,393 −4.1%
1831 8,034 +25.7%
1836 8,209 +2.2%
1841 8,858 +7.9%
1846 8,576 −3.2%
1851 8,815 +2.8%
1856 8,489 −3.7%
1861 8,651 +1.9%
1866 8,946 +3.4%
1872 8,929 −0.2%
1876 7,763 −13.1%
1881 8,223 +5.9%
1886 8,585 +4.4%
1891 8,276 −3.6%
1896 8,340 +0.8%
1901 8,625 +3.4%
1906 8,780 +1.8%
1911 8,323 −5.2%
1921 7,715 −7.3%
1926 7,454 −3.4%
1931 7,206 −3.3%
1936 7,015 −2.7%
1946 7,712 +9.9%
1954 7,032 −8.8%
1962 6,741 −4.1%
1968 6,895 +2.3%
1975 7,297 +5.8%
1982 7,525 +3.1%
1990 7,705 +2.4%
1999 7,537 −2.2%
2008 7,680 +1.9%

Breton language[edit]

In 2008, 4.58% of primary-school children attended bilingual school.[1]

International relations[edit]

Crozon is twinned with the following places:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (French) Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue

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