Crozon

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Crozon
Kraozon
The church of Saint-Pierre, in Crozon
The church of Saint-Pierre, in Crozon
Coat of arms of Crozon
Coat of arms
Crozon is located in France
Crozon
Crozon
Coordinates: 48°14′45″N 4°29′15″W / 48.2458°N 4.4875°W / 48.2458; -4.4875Coordinates: 48°14′45″N 4°29′15″W / 48.2458°N 4.4875°W / 48.2458; -4.4875
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Finistère
Arrondissement Châteaulin
Canton Crozon
Intercommunality Presqu'île de Crozon
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Daniel Moysan
Area1 80.37 km2 (31.03 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 7,634
 • Density 95/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 29042 / 29160
Elevation 0–102 m (0–335 ft)
(avg. 85 m or 279 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.

Crozon (Kraozon in Breton) is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. As well as the town of Crozon, the village of Morgat is part of the commune.[1]

Crozon is located on the Crozon peninsula on the west coast of Finistère. It is bordered by the communes of Camaret-sur-Mer to the west, Roscanvel to the northwest, Lanvéoc to the north, Landévennec to the north-east and Telgruc-sur-Mer to the east. Crozon is the chef-lieu of the arrondissement of Châteaulin. Louis Jouvet, a French actor, was born in Crozon in 1887.

Crozon harbours Île Longue, the base of the French strategic nuclear submarines.

Tourism[edit]

In common with many other French towns, Crozon has a number of fêtes and festivals at various times of year. Probably the best known festival held in Crozon is the Festival du Bout du Monde ("World's End Festival"), a live music festival held on the first weekend in August.

Crozon has various shops and a couple of supermarkets for daily needs. There is also a local produce market most mornings in front of the church. A bigger market called 'la Foire' takes place every first Wednesday of the month.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Crozon are called in French Crozonnais.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 6,200 —    
1800 6,492 +4.7%
1806 6,664 +2.6%
1821 6,393 −4.1%
1831 8,034 +25.7%
1836 8,209 +2.2%
1841 8,858 +7.9%
1846 8,576 −3.2%
1851 8,815 +2.8%
1856 8,489 −3.7%
1861 8,651 +1.9%
1866 8,946 +3.4%
1872 8,929 −0.2%
1876 7,763 −13.1%
1881 8,223 +5.9%
1886 8,585 +4.4%
1891 8,276 −3.6%
1896 8,340 +0.8%
1901 8,625 +3.4%
1906 8,780 +1.8%
1911 8,323 −5.2%
1921 7,715 −7.3%
1926 7,454 −3.4%
1931 7,206 −3.3%
1936 7,015 −2.7%
1946 7,712 +9.9%
1954 7,032 −8.8%
1962 6,741 −4.1%
1968 6,895 +2.3%
1975 7,297 +5.8%
1982 7,525 +3.1%
1990 7,705 +2.4%
1999 7,537 −2.2%
2008 7,680 +1.9%
2013 7,634 −0.6%

Breton language[edit]

In 2008, 4.58% of primary-school children attended bilingual school.[2]

International relations[edit]

Crozon is twinned with the following places:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morgat on patrimoine.region-bretagne.fr
  2. ^ (French) Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue

External links[edit]