Carantec

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Carantec

Karanteg
Kélenn Beach, at Carantec
Kélenn Beach, at Carantec
Coat of arms of Carantec
Coat of arms
Location of Carantec
Carantec is located in France
Carantec
Carantec
Carantec is located in Brittany
Carantec
Carantec
Coordinates: 48°40′07″N 3°54′45″W / 48.6686°N 3.9125°W / 48.6686; -3.9125Coordinates: 48°40′07″N 3°54′45″W / 48.6686°N 3.9125°W / 48.6686; -3.9125
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentFinistère
ArrondissementMorlaix
CantonMorlaix
IntercommunalityMorlaix Communauté
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Guy Guéguen
Area
1
9.02 km2 (3.48 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
3,256
 • Density360/km2 (930/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
29023 /29660
Elevation0–74 m (0–243 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Carantec is located on the coast of the English Channel, and contains a small island within its boundaries, Île Callot. Carantec is bordered by the communes of Henvic and Taulé to the south, and is near to the town of Morlaix.

International relations[edit]

Carantec is twinned with

Local Industries[edit]

Carantec's two primary industries are oyster farming and tourism.

Tourism[edit]

Since 1926, Carantec has been classified as a "station balnéaire".[2]

Oyster Farming[edit]

Carantec and the Bay of Morlaix have been home to oyster farming operations since 1892. Today Carantec is home to 15 oyster farms with over 700 hectares of oyster beds that produce over 6500 tons of oysters per year.[3]

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Carantec are called in French Carantécois.

Historical population of Carantec
Year1793180018061821183118361841184618511856
Population99994911521222123112501230129013051320
Year1861186618721876188118861891189619011906
Population1355139313871374139116361756179416411724
Year1911192119261931193619461954196219681975
Population1833192521062147221025482494260326512527
Year19821990199920082012
Population25222609272434573149

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Décret du 31 août 1926, Journal officiel du 7 septembre 1926, page 10047, consultable http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k5768445s/f542.image.r=Carantec.langFR
  3. ^ Carantec City Hall [1]

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