Châteaulin

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Châteaulin

Kastellin
Châteaulin and the Aulne
Châteaulin and the Aulne
Coat of arms of Châteaulin
Coat of arms
Location of Châteaulin
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentFinistère
ArrondissementChâteaulin
CantonChâteaulin
IntercommunalityPays de Châteaulin et du Porzay
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Gaëlle Nicolas
Area
1
20.81 km2 (8.03 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)
5,177
 • Density250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
29026 /29150
Elevation2–206 m (6.6–675.9 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Châteaulin (French: [ʃɑ.to.lɛ̃]; Breton: Kastellin) is a commune in the Finistère department and administrative region of Brittany in north-western France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department.

Geography

Châteaulin is located in a valley towards the center of the Finistère. Situated on the Aulne River, also Canal de Nantes à Brest there, Châteaulin is centrally located between Quimper to the south and Brest to the North. To the West, the Menez-Hom hills separate it from the Crozon peninsula and the Bay of Douarnenez which leads into the Atlantic Ocean.

Population

In French the inhabitants of Châteaulin are known as Châteaulinois.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793 2,514—    
1800 3,172+26.2%
1806 3,161−0.3%
1821 2,426−23.3%
1831 2,783+14.7%
1836 2,968+6.6%
1841 2,548−14.2%
1846 2,790+9.5%
1851 2,849+2.1%
1856 2,852+0.1%
1861 2,892+1.4%
1866 3,259+12.7%
1872 3,339+2.5%
1876 3,436+2.9%
1881 3,462+0.8%
1886 3,656+5.6%
1891 3,677+0.6%
1896 3,857+4.9%
1901 3,874+0.4%
1906 4,237+9.4%
1911 4,271+0.8%
1921 4,005−6.2%
1926 3,766−6.0%
1931 3,615−4.0%
1936 3,702+2.4%
1946 3,954+6.8%
1954 3,958+0.1%
1962 4,096+3.5%
1968 4,370+6.7%
1975 4,711+7.8%
1982 5,357+13.7%
1990 4,965−7.3%
1999 5,169+4.1%
2008 5,247+1.5%
2013 5,177−1.3%

Breton language

In 2008, 1.96% of primary-school children attended bilingual schools.[1]

Economy

Châteaulin's economy rests on the twin bedrocks of food processing (salmon and poultry) and, to an ever greater extent, tourism. The Gendarmerie school on the outskirts of the town provides for a large number of families and the many recruits passing through the school provide the economic backbone of the town's night-life. A cake shop is also well-known within the area of Châteaulin,"Histoire de Macaron" is famous thanks to its tasty and wide range of macarons as well as the Java, created in 1907 by Mister Le Meur, which is a legend in the city.

Personalities

International relations

Châteaulin is twinned with:

See also

Morning fog over the Aulne river

References

  1. ^ (in French) Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue

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