Bruz

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Bruz
Castle of Carcé
Castle of Carcé
Coat of arms of Bruz
Coat of arms
Bruz is located in France
Bruz
Bruz
Coordinates: 48°01′32″N 1°44′41″W / 48.0256°N 1.7447°W / 48.0256; -1.7447Coordinates: 48°01′32″N 1°44′41″W / 48.0256°N 1.7447°W / 48.0256; -1.7447
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Ille-et-Vilaine
Arrondissement Rennes
Canton Bruz
Intercommunality Rennes Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Auguste Louapre
Area1 29.95 km2 (11.56 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 15,587
 • Density 520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 35047 / 35170
Elevation 12–99 m (39–325 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.

Bruz is a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department in Brittany in northwestern France.

Geography[edit]

Bruz is located on near the Vilaine and Seiche rivers, 14 km from Rennes.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Bruz are called Bruzois in French.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 2,307 —    
1800 2,173 −5.8%
1806 2,048 −5.8%
1821 2,198 +7.3%
1831 2,280 +3.7%
1836 2,233 −2.1%
1841 2,409 +7.9%
1846 2,460 +2.1%
1851 2,458 −0.1%
1856 2,530 +2.9%
1861 2,677 +5.8%
1866 3,006 +12.3%
1872 2,836 −5.7%
1876 2,828 −0.3%
1881 3,003 +6.2%
1886 3,126 +4.1%
1891 3,432 +9.8%
1896 3,503 +2.1%
1901 3,455 −1.4%
1906 2,864 −17.1%
1911 2,909 +1.6%
1921 2,751 −5.4%
1926 2,664 −3.2%
1931 2,900 +8.9%
1936 2,799 −3.5%
1946 2,820 +0.8%
1954 3,814 +35.2%
1962 4,213 +10.5%
1968 5,969 +41.7%
1975 7,281 +22.0%
1982 7,856 +7.9%
1990 8,114 +3.3%
1999 13,207 +62.8%
2008 15,587 +18.0%
2011 16,612 +6.6%

Mayors[edit]

Several streets and places are named after previous mayors (François Joly, Joseph Jan).

The mairie (City hall) is right in the centre of the town.

Breton language[edit]

In 2008, 3.76% of children attended bilingual primary schools.[1] The municipality signed the Ya d'ar brezhoneg charter on 1 October 2011.[2]

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