Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux

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Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux
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Coat of arms of Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux
Coat of arms
Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux is located in France
Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux
Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux
Coordinates: 44°20′59″N 4°46′08″E / 44.3497°N 4.769°E / 44.3497; 4.769Coordinates: 44°20′59″N 4°46′08″E / 44.3497°N 4.769°E / 44.3497; 4.769
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Drôme
Arrondissement Nyons
Canton Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Michel Catelinois
Area
 • Land1 22.04 km2 (8.51 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 8,465
 • Population2 density 380/km2 (990/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 26324 / 26130
Elevation 49–290 m (161–951 ft)
(avg. 111 m or 364 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-Paul-Trois-Châteaux (Occitan: Sant Pau Tres Castèus) (sometimes known as Saint-Paul-en-Tricastin) is a commune in the Drôme department in southeastern France.

Name[edit]

The name of the city comes from the Gaul tribe of the Tricastini. Local historians incorrectly concluded that the name was derived from the Latin "Tricastinorum", meaning three castles.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 2,040 —    
1800 1,505 −26.2%
1806 1,962 +30.4%
1821 1,633 −16.8%
1831 1,982 +21.4%
1836 2,071 +4.5%
1841 2,183 +5.4%
1846 2,085 −4.5%
1851 2,192 +5.1%
1856 2,227 +1.6%
1861 2,516 +13.0%
1866 2,558 +1.7%
1872 2,315 −9.5%
1876 2,290 −1.1%
1881 2,250 −1.7%
1886 2,500 +11.1%
1891 2,427 −2.9%
1896 2,557 +5.4%
1901 2,185 −14.5%
1906 1,879 −14.0%
1911 1,973 +5.0%
1921 1,528 −22.6%
1926 1,558 +2.0%
1931 1,480 −5.0%
1936 1,485 +0.3%
1946 1,270 −14.5%
1954 1,679 +32.2%
1962 2,213 +31.8%
1968 4,350 +96.6%
1975 4,349 −0.0%
1982 6,412 +47.4%
1990 6,789 +5.9%
1999 7,277 +7.2%
2008 8,465 +16.3%

Sport[edit]

It was the start of stage 16 of the 2011 Tour de France, 162.5 km (101 mi) to Gap, as well as the start city for stage 13 of the 2012 Tour de France,[1] 217 km (135 mi) to Cap d'Agde.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stage 13: Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux". Start Towns. Le Tour de France. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 

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