Canet-en-Roussillon

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Canet-en-Roussillon
The sea front and the beach at Canet-en-Roussillon
The sea front and the beach at Canet-en-Roussillon
Coat of arms of Canet-en-Roussillon
Coat of arms
Canet-en-Roussillon is located in France
Canet-en-Roussillon
Canet-en-Roussillon
Coordinates: 42°42′24″N 3°00′28″E / 42.7067°N 3.0078°E / 42.7067; 3.0078Coordinates: 42°42′24″N 3°00′28″E / 42.7067°N 3.0078°E / 42.7067; 3.0078
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Pyrénées-Orientales
Arrondissement Perpignan
Canton Canet-en-Roussillon
Intercommunality Perpignan Méditerranée Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Bernard Dupont
Area1 30.22 km2 (11.67 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 12,436
 • Density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 66037 /66140
Elevation 0–37 m (0–121 ft)
(avg. 6 m or 20 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.

Canet-en-Roussillon (Catalan: Canet de Rosselló) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

Geography[edit]

Localisation[edit]

Canet-en-Roussillon is located in the canton of Canet-en-Roussillon and in the arrondissement of Perpignan,9.4 km (5.8 mi) to the east of Perpignan.

Map of Canet-en-Roussillon and its surrounding communes

Neighbouring communes[edit]

History[edit]

The city walls are destroyed in the 19th century.

With the development of sea bathing, the first beach settlement for bathers of the coast of Pyrénées-Orientales is created by Louise Lombard in 1849.[1] As soon as 1854 are established municipal laws to rule types of bathing suits and separated zones of sea bathing for men and women.[2]

Government and politics[edit]

Mayors[edit]

Signature of mayor Basile Darbon in 1910.
The town hall.
Mayor[3] Term start Term end   Party
Joseph Cassanyes 1790 1792
Jacques Bonet 1792 1795
Jacques Cassanyes 1796 1797
Julien Canal 1798 1798
Jacques Cassanyes 1799 1800
Jacques Bonet 1800 1813
Joseph Cassanyes February 1813 28 October 1814
Saturnin Cargoles 1814 1826
Antoine Gaux 1826 1831
Joseph Cassanyes Jr. 1831 1848
Julien Canal Jr. March 1848 June 1848 Temporary Mayor
Pierre Roger June 1848 September 1848 Temporary Mayor
Joseph Cassanyes September 1848 August 1851
Julien Canal August 1851 December 1851 Temporary Mayor
Julien Canal 1851 1865
Jean Bartissol 1865 September 1870
Michel Pages September 1870 December 1870
Joseph Berga 1870 1874
Côme Roger 1874 1881
Jean Lafon 1881 1890
Jacques Xamma 1891 1892
Henri Castany 1892 1904
Basile Darbon 1904 May 1912
Isidore Boutet[4] May 1912 1918
François Alies[5] 1918 1919
Joseph Lafon 1920 1925
Jacques Xamma 1925 1930
Joseph Lafon 1929 1930
Gabriel Henric 1930 1941
Désiré Riu 1941 1943
Pierre Fourcade 1943 1944
Gabriel Henric 1944 1947
Joseph Pagès 1947 1950
François Moudat 1950 1965
Christian Brignieu 1965 1966
François Moudat 1966 1971
Jacques Coupet 1971 1989
Arlette Franco 1989 2010 UMP
Bernard Dupont 2010 UMP

International relations[edit]

Canet-en-Roussillon is twinned with:

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 225 —    
1800 281 +24.9%
1806 233 −17.1%
1821 365 +56.7%
1831 384 +5.2%
1836 388 +1.0%
1841 405 +4.4%
1846 466 +15.1%
1851 509 +9.2%
1856 498 −2.2%
Year Pop. ±%
1861 524 +5.2%
1866 612 +16.8%
1872 662 +8.2%
1876 754 +13.9%
1881 806 +6.9%
1886 887 +10.0%
1891 914 +3.0%
1896 1,012 +10.7%
1901 1,026 +1.4%
1906 1,102 +7.4%
Year Pop. ±%
1911 1,215 +10.3%
1921 1,226 +0.9%
1926 1,230 +0.3%
1931 1,199 −2.5%
1936 1,238 +3.3%
1946 1,213 −2.0%
1954 1,853 +52.8%
1962 2,646 +42.8%
1968 3,658 +38.2%
1975 5,127 +40.2%
Year Pop. ±%
1982 7,219 +40.8%
1990 7,575 +4.9%
1999 10,182 +34.4%
2006 11,702 +14.9%
2008 12,372 +5.7%
2011 13,091 +5.8%
2013 12,436 −5.0%

Sites of interest[edit]

  • The medieval castle ;
  • The Saint-James church ;
  • The Château de l'Esparrou, a 19th c. manor ;
  • The old village ;
  • The sea front.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birkui, Françoise (2013). Le Matrimoine catalan : 66 femmes [Catalan matrimony : 66 women] (in French). Canet-en-Roussillon: Trabucaïre. ISBN 978-2-84974-166-5. 
  2. ^ Cárdenas, Fabricio (2014). 66 petites histoires du Pays Catalan [66 Little Stories of Catalan Country] (in French). Perpignan: Ultima Necat. ISBN 978-2-36771-006-8. OCLC 893847466. 
  3. ^ MairesGenWeb
  4. ^ Cardenas, Fabricio (29 August 2014). "Nomination du maire en 1912". Archives de Canet. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  5. ^ Cardenas, Fabricio (24 March 2015). "Nomination de l'adjoint au maire en 1912". Archives de Canet. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 

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