Camaret-sur-Mer

Camaret-sur-Mer (French pronunciation: ​[kamaʁε syʁ mɛʁ]; Breton: Kameled) is a commune in the Finistère department in northwestern France, located at the end of Crozon peninsula.

Camaret-sur-Mer
Kameled
Vauban's fortifications
Coat of arms of Camaret-sur-Mer
Location of Camaret-sur-Mer
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Camaret-sur-Mer is located in France
Camaret-sur-Mer
Camaret-sur-Mer
Camaret-sur-Mer is located in Brittany
Camaret-sur-Mer
Camaret-sur-Mer
Coordinates: 48°16′36″N 4°35′44″W / 48.2767°N 4.5956°W / 48.2767; -4.5956Coordinates: 48°16′36″N 4°35′44″W / 48.2767°N 4.5956°W / 48.2767; -4.5956
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentFinistère
ArrondissementChâteaulin
CantonCrozon
IntercommunalityPresqu'île de Crozon-Aulne maritime
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Joseph Le Mérour[1]
Area
1
11.64 km2 (4.49 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
2,466
 • Density210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
29022 /29570
Elevation0–65 m (0–213 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

SightsEdit

 
Les Tas de Pois

Camaret-sur-Mer is home to the Tour Vauban or Tour dorée (lit. "Golden Tower"), a historic fortification guarding the harbor and built in 1669–94. In 2008, the Tour dorée was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as part of the "Fortifications of Vauban" group.

Camaret also is home to a marina and some beaches.

PopulationEdit

Inhabitants of Camaret-sur-Mer are called Camarétois.

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 685—    
1800 687+0.04%
1806 723+0.85%
1821 873+1.26%
1831 1,003+1.40%
1836 1,040+0.73%
1841 1,181+2.58%
1846 1,136−0.77%
1851 1,163+0.47%
1856 1,153−0.17%
1861 1,233+1.35%
1866 1,258+0.40%
1872 1,374+1.48%
1876 1,632+4.40%
1881 1,933+3.44%
1886 1,950+0.18%
1891 2,003+0.54%
1896 1,978−0.25%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901 2,201+2.16%
1906 2,429+1.99%
1911 3,257+6.04%
1921 3,291+0.10%
1926 3,528+1.40%
1931 3,528+0.00%
1936 3,644+0.65%
1946 3,469−0.49%
1954 3,435−0.12%
1962 3,649+0.76%
1968 3,593−0.26%
1975 3,272−1.33%
1982 3,047−1.01%
1990 2,933−0.48%
1999 2,668−1.05%
2007 2,614−0.26%
2012 2,602−0.09%
2017 2,543−0.46%
Source: EHESS[3] and INSEE (1968-2017)[4]

MapEdit

Topographic map

TwinningEdit

Camaret-sur-Mer is twinned with St Ives, Cornwall, UK.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French). data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 13 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Camaret-sur-Mer, EHESS. (in French)
  4. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE

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