PAIMPOL, a fishing port of western France, in the department of Cotes-du-Nord, 27^m. N.N.W. of St Brieuc by road. Pop. (1906), 2340. Paimpol is well known for its association with the Icelandic cod-fisheries, for which it annually equips a large fleet. Steam sawing and boat -building are carried on; grain, etc., is exported; imports include coal and timber. A tribunal of commerce and a school of navigation are among the public institutions.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)