Châteaulin

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Châteaulin
Kastellin
Châteaulin and the Aulne
Châteaulin and the Aulne
Châteaulin is located in France
Châteaulin
Châteaulin
Coordinates: 48°11′51″N 4°05′19″W / 48.1975°N 4.0886°W / 48.1975; -4.0886Coordinates: 48°11′51″N 4°05′19″W / 48.1975°N 4.0886°W / 48.1975; -4.0886
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentFinistère
ArrondissementChâteaulin
CantonChâteaulin
IntercommunalityPays de Châteaulin et du Porzay
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020)Gaëlle Nicolas
Area
 • Land120.81 km2 (8.03 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population25,247
 • Population2 density250/km2 (650/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code29026 / 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
 
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Châteaulin
Kastellin
Châteaulin and the Aulne
Châteaulin and the Aulne
Châteaulin is located in France
Châteaulin
Châteaulin
Coordinates: 48°11′51″N 4°05′19″W / 48.1975°N 4.0886°W / 48.1975; -4.0886Coordinates: 48°11′51″N 4°05′19″W / 48.1975°N 4.0886°W / 48.1975; -4.0886
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentFinistère
ArrondissementChâteaulin
CantonChâteaulin
IntercommunalityPays de Châteaulin et du Porzay
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020)Gaëlle Nicolas
Area
 • Land120.81 km2 (8.03 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population25,247
 • Population2 density250/km2 (650/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code29026 / 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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

Geography[edit]

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[edit]

Inhabitants of Châteaulin are called in French Châteaulinois.

Historical population
YearPop.  ±%  
17932,514—    
18003,172+26.2%
18063,161−0.3%
18212,426−23.3%
18312,783+14.7%
18362,968+6.6%
18412,548−14.2%
18462,790+9.5%
18512,849+2.1%
18562,852+0.1%
18612,892+1.4%
18663,259+12.7%
18723,339+2.5%
18763,436+2.9%
18813,462+0.8%
18863,656+5.6%
18913,677+0.6%
18963,857+4.9%
19013,874+0.4%
19064,237+9.4%
19114,271+0.8%
19214,005−6.2%
19263,766−6.0%
19313,615−4.0%
19363,702+2.4%
19463,954+6.8%
19543,958+0.1%
19624,096+3.5%
19684,370+6.7%
19754,711+7.8%
19825,357+13.7%
19904,965−7.3%
19995,169+4.1%
20085,247+1.5%

Breton language[edit]

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

Economy[edit]

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[edit]

International relations[edit]

Châteaulin is twinned with:

See also[edit]

Morning fog over the Aulne river

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]