Bréhal

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Bréhal
Coat of arms of Bréhal
Coat of arms
Bréhal is located in France
Bréhal
Bréhal
Coordinates: 48°53′57″N 1°30′38″W / 48.8992°N 1.5106°W / 48.8992; -1.5106Coordinates: 48°53′57″N 1°30′38″W / 48.8992°N 1.5106°W / 48.8992; -1.5106
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Manche
Arrondissement Coutances
Canton Bréhal
Intercommunality Plage et Bocage
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jules Périer
Area
 • Land1 12.71 km2 (4.91 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 3,017
 • Population2 density 240/km2 (610/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 50076 / 50290
Elevation 4–71 m (13–233 ft)
(avg. 69 m or 226 ft)

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.

Bréhal is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in northwestern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,159 —    
1800 1,373 +18.5%
1806 1,265 −7.9%
1821 1,519 +20.1%
1831 1,732 +14.0%
1836 1,637 −5.5%
1841 1,693 +3.4%
1846 1,577 −6.9%
1851 1,665 +5.6%
1856 1,627 −2.3%
1861 1,538 −5.5%
1866 1,494 −2.9%
1872 1,439 −3.7%
1876 1,517 +5.4%
1881 1,504 −0.9%
1886 1,450 −3.6%
1891 1,400 −3.4%
1896 1,352 −3.4%
1901 1,299 −3.9%
1906 1,294 −0.4%
1911 1,350 +4.3%
1921 1,351 +0.1%
1926 1,252 −7.3%
1931 1,352 +8.0%
1936 1,396 +3.3%
1946 1,420 +1.7%
1954 1,523 +7.3%
1962 1,525 +0.1%
1968 1,568 +2.8%
1975 1,988 +26.8%
1982 2,390 +20.2%
1990 2,351 −1.6%
1999 2,599 +10.5%
2006 2,945 +13.3%
2009 3,017 +2.4%

International relations[edit]

Bréhal is twinned with Lydney in Gloucestershire.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Bréhal
The arms of Bréhal are blazoned :
Per fess 1: Gules, a leopard between 8 fleurs de lys (4 above, 4 below); 2 Azure, 3 escallops Or.



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