Hillion

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Hillion

Hilion
The Pointe du Grouin, at Hillion
The Pointe du Grouin, at Hillion
Flag of Hillion
Flag
Coat of arms of Hillion
Coat of arms
Location of Hillion
Hillion is located in France
Hillion
Hillion
Hillion is located in Brittany
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
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentCôtes-d'Armor
ArrondissementSaint-Brieuc
CantonTrégueux
IntercommunalitySaint-Brieuc
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Mickaël Cosson
Area
1
24.76 km2 (9.56 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
4,217
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
22081 /22120
Elevation0–86 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.

Hillion (Breton: Helion, 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[citation needed]. 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
YearPop.±%
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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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