Bénodet

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Bénodet
Benoded
Bénodet harbour
Bénodet harbour
Bénodet is located in France
Bénodet
Bénodet
Coordinates: 47°52′30″N 4°06′13″W / 47.874907°N 4.103737°W / 47.874907; -4.103737Coordinates: 47°52′30″N 4°06′13″W / 47.874907°N 4.103737°W / 47.874907; -4.103737
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Finistère
Arrondissement Quimper
Canton Fouesnant
Intercommunality Pays Fouesnantais
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Christian Pennanech
Area1 10.53 km2 (4.07 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 3,208
 • Density 300/km2 (790/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 29006 / 29950
Elevation 0–59 m (0–194 ft)
Website Official website

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Bénodet (Breton: Benoded) is a commune in the Finistère département in Brittany in northwestern France.

The name Benoded means in Breton, "mouth of the Odet". It is about 16 kilometres south of Quimper.

The town is home to a casino, a thalassotherapy, cinema, a marina, hotels and a few beaches. As with many coastal towns in Brittany, there are many second homes in the town, the population increasing sixfold over the summertime. Bénodet is also home to menhirs and a church named after Brigid of Kildare, a 5th-century Irish saint; which was built at the end of the 11th century and classed as a historic monument in 1916. The town is home to the Tri Martolod brewery.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Bénodet are called Bénodetois.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 429 —    
1800 529 +23.3%
1806 565 +6.8%
1821 579 +2.5%
1831 667 +15.2%
1836 710 +6.4%
1841 643 −9.4%
1846 712 +10.7%
1851 680 −4.5%
1856 676 −0.6%
1861 657 −2.8%
1866 705 +7.3%
1872 622 −11.8%
1876 704 +13.2%
1881 741 +5.3%
1886 781 +5.4%
1891 875 +12.0%
1896 1,035 +18.3%
1901 1,094 +5.7%
1906 1,234 +12.8%
1911 1,362 +10.4%
1921 1,312 −3.7%
1926 1,346 +2.6%
1931 1,421 +5.6%
1936 1,549 +9.0%
1946 1,675 +8.1%
1954 1,674 −0.1%
1962 1,882 +12.4%
1968 1,922 +2.1%
1975 2,087 +8.6%
1982 2,285 +9.5%
1990 2,436 +6.6%
1999 2,750 +12.9%
2008 3,208 +16.7%

Events[edit]

Most events in the town take place in the summertime, due to the town's bustling summer season. In May, the Odet yacht club runs the Obelix Trophy, a sailing race with about 100 boats taking part over 4 days. Every year the commune runs a series of music concerts every Friday evening, with French pop rock group Superbus playing there in 2005. Every Monday there is a market in the town centre.

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