Gouesnou

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Gouesnou
Gouenoù
Gouesnou is located in France
Gouesnou
Gouesnou
Coordinates: 48°27′16″N 4°27′48″W / 48.4544°N 4.4633°W / 48.4544; -4.4633Coordinates: 48°27′16″N 4°27′48″W / 48.4544°N 4.4633°W / 48.4544; -4.4633
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Finistère
Arrondissement Brest
Canton Brest-L'Hermitage-Gouesnou
Intercommunality Brest Métropole Océane
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Stéphane Roudaut
Area1 12.08 km2 (4.66 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 6,317
 • Density 520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 29061 / 29850
Elevation 58–103 m (190–338 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.

Gouesnou (Breton: Gouenoù) is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France.

International relations[edit]

Gouesnou is a satellite town of Brest. Gouesnou is twinned with the town of Brecon in Powys, south Wales enabling cultural exchanges to take place between these two Celtic regions.[1]

Geography[edit]

The Penfeld River takes its source in this commune.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Gouesnou are known in French as Gouesnousiens.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,153 —    
1800 1,191 +3.3%
1806 1,327 +11.4%
1821 1,264 −4.7%
1831 1,525 +20.6%
1836 1,597 +4.7%
1841 1,515 −5.1%
1846 1,509 −0.4%
1851 1,514 +0.3%
1856 1,454 −4.0%
1861 1,425 −2.0%
1866 1,479 +3.8%
1872 1,494 +1.0%
1876 1,478 −1.1%
1881 1,474 −0.3%
1886 1,417 −3.9%
1891 1,462 +3.2%
1896 1,511 +3.4%
1901 1,390 −8.0%
1906 1,394 +0.3%
1911 1,424 +2.2%
1921 1,411 −0.9%
1926 1,382 −2.1%
1931 1,305 −5.6%
1936 1,316 +0.8%
1946 1,528 +16.1%
1954 1,829 +19.7%
1962 2,141 +17.1%
1968 2,543 +18.8%
1975 3,040 +19.5%
1982 4,061 +33.6%
1990 5,417 +33.4%
1999 6,041 +11.5%
2008 6,317 +4.6%

Breton language[edit]

In 2008, 8.32% of primary-school children attended bilingual schools.[2]

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