Briec

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Briec
Brieg
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Briec
Coat of arms
Briec is located in France
Briec
Briec
Coordinates: 48°06′10″N 3°59′50″W / 48.1028°N 3.9972°W / 48.1028; -3.9972Coordinates: 48°06′10″N 3°59′50″W / 48.1028°N 3.9972°W / 48.1028; -3.9972
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Finistère
Arrondissement Quimper
Canton Briec
Intercommunality Pays Glazik
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Hubert Pétillon
Area1 67.87 km2 (26.20 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 5,244
 • Density 77/km2 (200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 29020 / 29510
Elevation 44–225 m (144–738 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.

Briec (formerly Briec-de-l'Odet), (Breton: Brieg ) is a commune in the Finistère department in the region of Brittany in north-western France.

Sights[edit]

  • Saint-Pierre parish church, 15th century
  • Chapelle de la Madeleine, 16th century
  • Chapelle de Sainte-Cécile 16th century
  • Chapelle Notre-Dame d'Illijour 19th century
  • Chapelle Saint-Venec 16th century
  • Chapelle Saint-Égarec 16th century
  • Chapelle Saint-Sébastien 16th century
  • Chapelle Saint-Corentin 16th century

List of mayors[edit]

  • Jean-Hubert Pétillon 2014
  • Jean-Paul Le Pann 2001/2014
  • Joseph Bernard 1989/2001
  • François Rolland 1981/1989
  • Pierre Stephan 1959/1981
  • Yves Le Page 1945/1959
  • Jean Pennarun 1941/1945
  • Hervé Merour 1929/1941
  • Pierre Kerbourc'h 1925/1929
  • Jean Pennarun 1919/1925
  • Michel Croissant 1908/1919
  • Jean Pennarun 1906/1908
  • Michel Croissant 1904/1906
  • Hervé Le Gac 1882/1904
  • Pierre Dandurand 1878/1882
  • Jean Bozec 1857/1878
  • Jean Rolland 1855/1857
  • Jean Kerbourch 1848/1855
  • Hervé Le Berre 1827/1848
  • François CreachcadicC 1806/1827
  • Yves Le Gougay 1803/1806
  • Jean Le Louet 1801/1803
  • Le Hénaff 1796/1801
  • Le Gougay 1794/1796
  • François Ducap 1793/1794
  • Yves Le Grand 01-1793/07-1793
  • Henry Hémon 01-1792/01-1793
  • Jean Pennanech 11-1791/12-1791

International relations[edit]

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Briec are called in French Briecois.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 4,106 —    
1800 4,521 +10.1%
1806 3,495 −22.7%
1821 4,191 +19.9%
1831 4,481 +6.9%
1836 4,592 +2.5%
1841 5,149 +12.1%
1846 5,310 +3.1%
1851 5,493 +3.4%
1856 5,437 −1.0%
1861 5,493 +1.0%
1866 5,726 +4.2%
1872 5,592 −2.3%
1876 5,906 +5.6%
1881 5,875 −0.5%
1886 6,175 +5.1%
1891 6,413 +3.9%
1896 4,765 −25.7%
1901 4,067 −14.6%
1906 4,403 +8.3%
1911 4,436 +0.7%
1921 4,367 −1.6%
1926 4,199 −3.8%
1931 3,935 −6.3%
1936 4,072 +3.5%
1946 3,848 −5.5%
1954 3,647 −5.2%
1962 3,425 −6.1%
1968 3,436 +0.3%
1975 3,744 +9.0%
1982 4,587 +22.5%
1990 4,546 −0.9%
1999 4,602 +1.2%
2008 5,244 +14.0%

Breton language[edit]

In 2008, 7.77% of primary-school children attended bilingual schools.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (French) Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue

External links[edit]