Hillion

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Hillion
Hilion
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Coat of arms of Hillion
Coat of arms
Hillion is located in France
Hillion
Hillion
Coordinates: 48°30′51″N 2°40′03″W / 48.5142°N 2.6675°W / 48.5142; -2.6675Coordinates: 48°30′51″N 2°40′03″W / 48.5142°N 2.6675°W / 48.5142; -2.6675
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Côtes-d'Armor
Arrondissement Saint-Brieuc
Canton Langueux
Intercommunality Saint-Brieuc
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Mickaël Cosson
Area1 24.76 km2 (9.56 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 4,101
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 22081 / 22120
Elevation 0–86 m (0–282 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.

Hillion (Breton: Hilion, Gallo: Hilion) is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department of Brittany in northwestern France.

Economy[edit]

Mussel farming is an important activity since 10% of French mussels, about 3 000 to 4 000 tons are produced in Hillion. The species are Mytilus galloprovincialis, adapted to the climate, and Mytilus edulis. Each year, the festival "La fete de la moule" (mussels festival) is held in august in the mussels farm.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,773 —    
1800 1,627 −8.2%
1806 1,857 +14.1%
1821 2,430 +30.9%
1831 2,518 +3.6%
1836 2,527 +0.4%
1841 2,700 +6.8%
1846 2,873 +6.4%
1851 2,748 −4.4%
1856 2,708 −1.5%
1861 2,710 +0.1%
1866 2,649 −2.3%
1872 2,553 −3.6%
1876 2,638 +3.3%
1881 2,648 +0.4%
1886 2,666 +0.7%
1891 2,644 −0.8%
1896 2,723 +3.0%
1901 2,589 −4.9%
1906 2,473 −4.5%
1911 2,317 −6.3%
1921 2,029 −12.4%
1926 1,971 −2.9%
1931 1,953 −0.9%
1936 1,950 −0.2%
1946 1,957 +0.4%
1954 2,006 +2.5%
1962 2,122 +5.8%
1968 2,235 +5.3%
1975 2,858 +27.9%
1982 3,232 +13.1%
1990 3,591 +11.1%
1999 3,786 +5.4%
2008 4,101 +8.3%

Inhabitants of Hillion are called hillionnais in French.

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