Ergué-Gabéric

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Ergué-Gabéric
An Erge-Vras
Ergué-Gabéric is located in France
Ergué-Gabéric
Ergué-Gabéric
Coordinates: 47°59′49″N 4°01′15″W / 47.9969°N 4.0208°W / 47.9969; -4.0208Coordinates: 47°59′49″N 4°01′15″W / 47.9969°N 4.0208°W / 47.9969; -4.0208
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Finistère
Arrondissement Quimper
Canton Quimper-2
Intercommunality Quimper
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Hervé Herry
Area
 • Land1 39.87 km2 (15.39 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 7,655
 • Population2 density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 29051 / 29500
Elevation 4–410 m (13–1,345 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.

Ergué-Gabéric (An Erge Vras in Breton) is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. It lies on the Odet river.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 1,612 —    
1800 1,781 +10.5%
1806 1,813 +1.8%
1821 1,873 +3.3%
1831 2,012 +7.4%
1836 2,025 +0.6%
1841 2,042 +0.8%
1846 2,097 +2.7%
1851 2,158 +2.9%
1856 2,263 +4.9%
1861 2,255 −0.4%
1866 2,286 +1.4%
1872 2,190 −4.2%
1876 2,358 +7.7%
1881 2,319 −1.7%
1886 2,580 +11.3%
1891 2,637 +2.2%
1896 2,529 −4.1%
1901 2,642 +4.5%
1906 2,737 +3.6%
1911 2,828 +3.3%
1921 2,690 −4.9%
1926 2,792 +3.8%
1931 2,684 −3.9%
1936 2,602 −3.1%
1946 2,583 −0.7%
1954 2,610 +1.0%
1962 2,584 −1.0%
1968 2,821 +9.2%
1975 3,950 +40.0%
1982 5,679 +43.8%
1990 6,517 +14.8%
1999 6,929 +6.3%
2008 7,655 +10.5%

International relations[edit]

It is twinned with Stratton, Cornwall.

Sights[edit]

The church of Saint Gwenhael has an organ by Thomas Dallam II and his son Toussaint.[1]

Breton language[edit]

In 2008, 6.62% of primary-school children attended bilingual schools.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (French) Ergué-Gabéric Organ, French Ministry of Culture database entry.
  2. ^ (French) Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue

External links[edit]