Saint-Cast-le-Guildo

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Saint-Cast-le-Guildo
Sant-Kast-ar-Gwildoù
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Coat of arms of Saint-Cast-le-Guildo
Coat of arms
Saint-Cast-le-Guildo is located in France
Saint-Cast-le-Guildo
Saint-Cast-le-Guildo
Coordinates: 48°37′48″N 2°15′24″W / 48.63°N 2.2567°W / 48.63; -2.2567Coordinates: 48°37′48″N 2°15′24″W / 48.63°N 2.2567°W / 48.63; -2.2567
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Côtes-d'Armor
Arrondissement Dinan
Canton Matignon
Intercommunality Pays de Matignon
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean Fernandez
Area
 • Land1 22.63 km2 (8.74 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 3,487
 • Population2 density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 22282 / 22380
Elevation 0–76 m (0–249 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.

Saint-Cast-le-Guildo (Breton: Sant-Kast-ar-Gwildoù, Gallo: Saent-Cast-le-Giledo) is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department of Brittany in northwestern France. It is port city on the English Channel as it also has a nautical center, the Centre Nautique de Saint- Cast (CNSC) ranked 3rd to 6th in the nation.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 1,232 —    
1800 1,168 −5.2%
1806 1,384 +18.5%
1821 1,444 +4.3%
1831 1,481 +2.6%
1836 1,402 −5.3%
1841 1,421 +1.4%
1846 1,476 +3.9%
1851 1,558 +5.6%
1856 1,511 −3.0%
1861 1,400 −7.3%
1866 1,499 +7.1%
1872 1,380 −7.9%
1876 1,516 +9.9%
1881 1,592 +5.0%
1886 1,553 −2.4%
1891 1,626 +4.7%
1896 1,717 +5.6%
1901 1,717 +0.0%
1906 1,864 +8.6%
1911 2,076 +11.4%
1921 2,013 −3.0%
1926 2,166 +7.6%
1931 2,263 +4.5%
1936 2,201 −2.7%
1946 2,330 +5.9%
1954 2,159 −7.3%
1962 2,179 +0.9%
1968 2,227 +2.2%
1975 3,105 +39.4%
1982 3,165 +1.9%
1990 3,093 −2.3%
1999 3,187 +3.0%
2008 3,487 +9.4%

Inhabitants of Saint-Cast-le-Guildo are called castins in French.

History[edit]

The Battle of St Cast took place on September 11, 1758, where the French repelled the English. First of all, the English first attacked the region of Dinard by sea, but were stopped at the Rance by Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban fortifications. They were forced to retreat to their fleet in front of St-Cast, where Emmanuel-Armand de Richelieu was waiting for them and launched an attack on the beach while the British were fleeing back onto their vessels. The casualties were big with the British army as they lost 1,160 soldiers when the French lost about 445 men Today there is a monument in the Bourg (neighborhood of St-Cast) showing a greyhound defeating a lion; the Castins defeating a lion (the English symbol).

Food[edit]

Saint-Cast has a lot of typical food from Brittany like the Kouign-amann, or the specialty from St-Cast, le Castin, which is originally how we call people from there or in that case, the cake.

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