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Crozon (Kraozon in Breton) is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. As well as the town of Crozon, the village of Morgat is part of the commune.[2]

Crozon

Kraozon
The church of Saint-Pierre, in Crozon
The church of Saint-Pierre, in Crozon
Coat of arms of Crozon
Coat of arms
Location of Crozon
Crozon is located in France
Crozon
Crozon
Crozon is located in Brittany
Crozon
Crozon
Coordinates: 48°14′45″N 4°29′15″W / 48.2458°N 4.4875°W / 48.2458; -4.4875Coordinates: 48°14′45″N 4°29′15″W / 48.2458°N 4.4875°W / 48.2458; -4.4875
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentFinistère
ArrondissementChâteaulin
CantonCrozon
IntercommunalityPresqu'île de Crozon
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Daniel Moysan
Area
1
80.37 km2 (31.03 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
7,777
 • Density97/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
29042 /29160
Elevation0–102 m (0–335 ft)
(avg. 85 m or 279 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Crozon is located on the Crozon peninsula on the west coast of Finistère. It is bordered by the communes of Camaret-sur-Mer to the west, Roscanvel to the northwest, Lanvéoc to the north, Landévennec to the north-east and Telgruc-sur-Mer to the east. Crozon is the chef-lieu of the arrondissement of Châteaulin. Louis Jouvet, a French actor, was born in Crozon in 1887.

Crozon harbours Île Longue, the base of the French strategic nuclear submarines.

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TourismEdit

In common with many other French towns, Crozon has a number of fêtes and festivals at various times of year. Probably the best known festival held in Crozon is the Festival du Bout du Monde ("World's End Festival"), a live music festival held on the first weekend in August.

Crozon has various shops and a couple of supermarkets for daily needs. There is also a local produce market most mornings in front of the church. A bigger market called 'la Foire' takes place every first Wednesday of the month.

PopulationEdit

Inhabitants of Crozon are called in French Crozonnais.

YearPop.±%
1793 6,200—    
1800 6,492+4.7%
1806 6,664+2.6%
1821 6,393−4.1%
1831 8,034+25.7%
1836 8,209+2.2%
1841 8,858+7.9%
1846 8,576−3.2%
1851 8,815+2.8%
1856 8,489−3.7%
1861 8,651+1.9%
1866 8,946+3.4%
1872 8,929−0.2%
1876 7,763−13.1%
1881 8,223+5.9%
1886 8,585+4.4%
1891 8,276−3.6%
1896 8,340+0.8%
1901 8,625+3.4%
1906 8,780+1.8%
1911 8,323−5.2%
1921 7,715−7.3%
1926 7,454−3.4%
1931 7,206−3.3%
1936 7,015−2.7%
1946 7,712+9.9%
1954 7,032−8.8%
1962 6,741−4.1%
1968 6,895+2.3%
1975 7,297+5.8%
1982 7,525+3.1%
1990 7,705+2.4%
1999 7,537−2.2%
2008 7,680+1.9%
2013 7,634−0.6%

Breton languageEdit

In 2008, 4.58% of primary-school children attended bilingual school.[3]

International relationsEdit

Crozon is twinned with the following places:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Morgat on patrimoine.region-bretagne.fr
  3. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in French) Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue

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