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
Area1 22.04 km2 (8.51 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 8,465
 • 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 St-Paul-en-Tricastin, is a commune in the Drôme department in southeastern France.

Name[edit]

The name of the city derives from the Latin Noviomagus Tricastinorum ("Noviomagus of the Tricastini"), from the name of a local Gallic tribe. At some point, locals misunderstood the name, thinking it to have come from tricastinorum ("of the three castles"), and mistranslated it into French.[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.

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux is twinned with:

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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