Quintin

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Quintin
Kintin
Commune
The lake and chateau of Quintin
The lake and chateau of Quintin
Coat of arms of Quintin
Coat of arms
Quintin is located in France
Quintin
Quintin
Coordinates: 48°24′16″N 2°54′29″W / 48.4044°N 2.9081°W / 48.4044; -2.9081Coordinates: 48°24′16″N 2°54′29″W / 48.4044°N 2.9081°W / 48.4044; -2.9081
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Côtes-d'Armor
Arrondissement Saint-Brieuc
Canton Plélo
Intercommunality Pays de Quintin
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Mireille Airault
Area1 3.12 km2 (1.20 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 2,835
 • Density 910/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 22262 /22800
Elevation 154–220 m (505–722 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.

Quintin (Breton: Kintin) is a commune in the Cotes-d'Armor department (Brittany region) in the northwest of France 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) from Saint-Brieuc, the department capital.

History[edit]

The area around Quintin has been occupied since the Neolithic. Early Quintin was originally located near Vieux-Bourg but, following a plague epidemic, the city moved to its current location. Quintin in Roman times was located on a crossroads but significantly developed in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, due to the weaving industry and the trade of linen cloth, but the decline came with the French Revolution and cotton gradually taking the lead over linen. At the height Quintin had 300 weavers. Quintin was also a monastic center. But despite its monuments and mansions that one can still see the city, it no longer has the importance it once had. The French Revolution and the wars of religion have left the fabric of the ancient and medieval city devastated.[1] In 1843, the geographical and historical dictionary of the province of Brittany, by Jean Ogée explains that the denizens of Quintin speak French and Breton.[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 4 336 —    
1800 4 073 —    
1806 3 864 —    
1821 4 252 —    
1831 4 293 —    
1836 4 454 —    
1841 4 112 —    
1846 4 021 —    
1851 3 763 —    
1901 3 198 —    
1906 2 948 —    
1911 2 823 —    
1921 2 451 —    
1926 2 300 —    
1931 2 190 —    
1936 2 574 —    
1946 2 768 —    
1954 2 643 —    
1962 2,593 —    
1968 2,727 +5.2%
1975 2,857 +4.8%
1982 2,814 −1.5%
1990 2,602 −7.5%
1999 2,611 +0.3%
2008 2,835 +8.6%

Inhabitants of Quintin are called quintinais in French.

Population
Quintin town hall
Quintin vu de l'étang.
Quintin Basilica

Mayor[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mickael Gendry, Quintin. Genèse et développement d'un bourg castral, éd. (Edilivre, 2012), p185.
  2. ^ Par Jean Ogée, Dictionnaire historique et géographique de la province de Bretagne,(Mollieux, 1853) page

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