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Châteaudun (French pronunciation: ​[ʃɑtodœ̃]) is a commune in the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department.

Châteaudun
Subprefecture and commune
Chateau
Chateau
Coat of arms of Châteaudun
Coat of arms
Châteaudun is located in France
Châteaudun
Châteaudun
Location within Centre-Val de Loire region
Châteaudun is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Châteaudun
Châteaudun
Coordinates: 48°04′18″N 1°20′19″E / 48.0717°N 1.3387°E / 48.0717; 1.3387Coordinates: 48°04′18″N 1°20′19″E / 48.0717°N 1.3387°E / 48.0717; 1.3387
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentEure-et-Loir
ArrondissementChâteaudun
CantonChâteaudun
IntercommunalityDunois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Didier Huguet
Area128.48 km2 (11.00 sq mi)
Population (2008)213,905
 • Density490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code28088 /28200
Elevation102–152 m (335–499 ft)
(avg. 140 m or 460 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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GeographyEdit

Châteaudun is located about 45 km northwest of Orléans, and about 50 km south-southwest of Chartres. It lies on the river Loir, a tributary of the Sarthe.

EmploymentEdit

The area is rich agricultural land, but a major local employer is the Châteaudun Air Base just to the east of the town and much larger than it.

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
17935,957—    
18006,046+1.5%
18066,161+1.9%
18216,042−1.9%
18316,461+6.9%
18366,776+4.9%
18416,580−2.9%
18466,788+3.2%
18516,745−0.6%
18566,542−3.0%
18616,719+2.7%
18666,781+0.9%
18726,552−3.4%
18766,694+2.2%
18817,036+5.1%
18867,284+3.5%
18917,147−1.9%
18967,460+4.4%
19017,146−4.2%
19067,147+0.0%
19117,296+2.1%
19216,587−9.7%
19266,558−0.4%
19316,790+3.5%
19367,057+3.9%
19468,145+15.4%
19549,687+18.9%
196211,982+23.7%
196814,450+20.6%
197515,338+6.1%
198215,319−0.1%
199014,511−5.3%
199914,543+0.2%
200813,905−4.4%

Main sightsEdit

Its château is known for being the first on the road to Loire Valley, from Paris.

ChurchesEdit

Medieval housesEdit

PersonalitiesEdit

Châteaudun was the birthplace of:

International relationsEdit

Châteaudun is twinned with:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  •   "Châteaudun". Encyclopædia Britannica. 5 (11th ed.). 1911.
  • Official website (in French)
  • Tourist office website (in English and French)