Tintagel (Cornish Dintagell or Tre was Venydh) is a location on a rugged part of the coast Cornwall, in the extreme south west of England. The place name is best known by the lying near the sea castle ruins Tintagel Castle, the chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth declared in 1136 in his Historia Regum Britanniae to King Arthur's residence. In the village live about 700 people, the community has 1,820 inhabitants (2001 census). Until the mid-19th century the place was called Trevena and Tintagel was the name of the municipality and the Oberland. It was renamed by the postal administration. Tintagel was first mentioned in the chronicle of Monmouth by the Latin name Tintagol.