Châteaudun (French pronunciation: [ʃɑtodœ̃]) is a commune in the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department. It was the site of the Battle of Châteaudun during the Franco-Prussian War.
|Region||Centre-Val de Loire|
|• Mayor (2020–2026)||Fabien Verdier|
|28.48 km2 (11.00 sq mi)|
|• Density||460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||102–152 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.|
The streets, which radiate from a central square, have a uniformity due to the reconstruction of the town after fires in 1723 and 1870.
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 the town itself.
|Source: EHESS and INSEE (1968-2017)|
The town has a château, founded in the 10th century, known for being the first on the road to Loire Valley from Paris. Châteaundun also has a museum, the "Musée des beaux arts et d'histoire naturelle". The museum is diverse, the most popular exhibition being the big collection of stuffed birds. In addition, there are often temporary exhibitions, recent examples including the war of Asia, ancient Egypt and insects.
Châteaudun was the birthplace of:
Twin towns - sister citiesEdit
Châteaudun is twinned with:
- "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
- "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
- public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Châteaudun". Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 5 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 962–963. One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the
- Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Châteaudun, EHESS. (in French)
- Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
- Museum website
- "Villes en coopération". chambery.fr (in French). Châteaudun. Retrieved 2019-11-20.