Gommenec'h

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Gommenec'h
Gouanac'h
Gommenec'h is located in France
Gommenec'h
Gommenec'h
Coordinates: 48°38′27″N 3°02′52″W / 48.6408°N 3.0478°W / 48.6408; -3.0478Coordinates: 48°38′27″N 3°02′52″W / 48.6408°N 3.0478°W / 48.6408; -3.0478
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Côtes-d'Armor
Arrondissement Saint-Brieuc
Canton Lanvollon
Intercommunality Lanvollon Plouha
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Alain Herviou
Area
 • Land1 11.83 km2 (4.57 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 515
 • Population2 density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 22063 / 22290
Elevation 32–91 m (105–299 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.

Gommenec'h (Breton: Gouanac'h) is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department of Brittany in northwestern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 433 —    
1968 552 +27.5%
1975 513 −7.1%
1982 457 −10.9%
1990 421 −7.9%
1999 475 +12.8%
2008 515 +8.4%

Inhabitants are called gommenechois in French.

Etymology[edit]

Breton Etymology: gou (under) and menec'h (monks)

Geography - Economy[edit]

This agricultural village, is situated at 13 km (8.1 mi) of magnificent touristic beaches of "La Manche".

Hamlets: Kerampalier, Kerbalan, Kerbillion-Bihan, Kerdoret, Kerdouanec, Kerhuel, Kerilis, Villepierre, Pors-Hamonet, Kervenou, Kermovezen, Kervernier, kerbars, Kerolland, Kergaff, Kerloas, Kerien, Kervily, Kerbost, Guern-Bras, le Guily, la Ville-Basse, la Trinité, Lochrist, Traou-Morvan, Traou-Gouziou, Traou-Hamon, Traou-Bistihou.

Gommenec'h is surrounded by four rivers: le Leff, le Gouazel, le Roz and le Goas Mab.

Sights[edit]

The chapel of Douannec dating from the sixteenth century, with statues of the Virgin and Child, Saint Pierre, and Saint Eutrope in polychrome wood.

The church of Saint Guy with a wooden statue of Saint Joran.

The fountain of Saint Guy: eighteenth century granite fountain.

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