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Perpignan Méditerranée Métropole

The 36 Communes

City of Canet-En-Roussillon

The commune of Canet-en-Roussillon is located 9.4 km east of Perpignan, on the Mediterranean coast. The mouth of the Têt, a river that rises in the Cerdagne region, marks the northern boundary of the commune, which is bordered to the south by the étang de Canet-Saint-Nazaire.

The surface area of the commune is 2,239 hectares and its altitude varies between 0 and 37 metres. It currently has 12,436 inhabitants, making it the second largest town in the department.

The story

The occupation of the site of Canet is very old. During the Roman period, Canet probably served as a maritime outlet for the town of Ruscino. The settlement then settled on the site of the current village, near the castle dating from the early 11th century. The development of wine-growing in the 19th century helped to develop the local economy. The beach of Canet was appreciated very early on. The first bathing establishment on the coast was created there in 1849. Over time, the town became a well-known seaside resort. Today, Canet-en-Roussillon is a tourist town, chosen by many for its quality of life all year round.



Number of inhabitants

The town of Canet-En-Roussillon has approximately 12,436 inhabitants. Its inhabitants are called Canétois.

The nautical centre

Ideally located, in direct contact with the sea, the Canet nautical centre is in constant development and currently occupies 70 hectares. 25 companies in the nautical and yachting industry have chosen to set up there, generating more than 350 jobs in total.