Saint-Pol-de-Léon


Saint-Pol-de-Léon

French commune
nomcommune=Saint-Pol-de-Léon


caption=City View and Cathedral
native_name=Kastell-Paol


x=23
y=74
lat_long=coord|48|41|10|N|3|59|06|W|region:FR_type:city
alt mini=0
alt maxi=57 m
région=Bretagne
département=Finistère
arrondissement=Morlaix
canton=Saint-Pol-de-Léon
insee=29259
cp=29250
maire=Nicolas Floch
mandat=2008-2014
intercomm=Pays Léonard
km²=23.43
sans=7121
date-sans=1999
dens=304
date-dens=1999

Saint-Pol-de-Léon ( _br. Kastell-Paol) is a commune in the Finistère department in Bretagne in northwestern France.

It is famous for its 13th century cathedral on the site of the original founded by Saint Paul Aurelian in the 6th century. It was also the scene of a battle during the Breton War of Succession, where the Montfortists and their English allies defeated an army led by Charles of Blois.

Demographics

Inhabitants of Saint-Pol-de-Léon are called "Saintpolitains".

As of the census of 1999, the town has a population of formatnum:7,121.

Twin towns

flagicon|UK flagicon|Wales Saint-Pol-de-Léon is twinned with Penarth, Wales, in the United Kingdom.

ee also

*Communes of the Finistère department

External links

* [http://www.saintpoldeleon.fr Official website] fr icon
* [http://www4.culture.fr/patrimoines/patrimoine_architectural_et_mobilier/sribzh/main.xsp?execute=parsed_query&query=com:|Saint-Pol-de-L%C3%A9on|&tri=region&tri=dpt&tri=com&tri=adrstri&tri=lieu&tri=edif&tri=tico Cultural Heritage] fr icon


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