Guipavas

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Guipavas
Gwipavaz
Guipavas, seen from West
Guipavas, seen from West
Coat of arms of Guipavas
Coat of arms
Guipavas is located in France
Guipavas
Guipavas
Coordinates: 48°26′03″N 4°23′58″W / 48.4342°N 4.3994°W / 48.4342; -4.3994Coordinates: 48°26′03″N 4°23′58″W / 48.4342°N 4.3994°W / 48.4342; -4.3994
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Finistère
Arrondissement Brest
Canton Guipavas
Intercommunality Brest Métropole Océane
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Gurvan Moal
Area
 • Land1 44.13 km2 (17.04 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 13,771
 • Population2 density 310/km2 (810/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 29075 / 29490
Elevation 0–131 m (0–430 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.

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

The city is divided into two major parts: the west, known as the dynamic core of the city and suburban area of Brest, where a new commercial centre opened in 2007, and the east, which is more traditional and lies around the Roman Catholic church.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Guipavas are called in French Guipavasiens.

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 2,905 —    
1800 3,547 +22.1%
1806 3,845 +8.4%
1821 5,688 +47.9%
1831 5,332 −6.3%
1836 5,108 −4.2%
1841 5,312 +4.0%
1846 5,520 +3.9%
1851 6,047 +9.5%
1856 6,042 −0.1%
1861 6,356 +5.2%
1866 6,356 +0.0%
1872 6,641 +4.5%
1876 6,802 +2.4%
1881 7,077 +4.0%
1886 7,247 +2.4%
1891 8,339 +15.1%
1896 5,174 −38.0%
1901 5,221 +0.9%
1906 5,238 +0.3%
1911 5,061 −3.4%
1921 5,002 −1.2%
1926 4,624 −7.6%
1931 4,562 −1.3%
1936 4,894 +7.3%
1946 5,532 +13.0%
1954 6,105 +10.4%
1962 6,610 +8.3%
1968 7,346 +11.1%
1975 8,959 +22.0%
1982 10,425 +16.4%
1990 11,956 +14.7%
1999 12,588 +5.3%
2008 13,771 +9.4%

Breton language[edit]

  • In 2008, 4.39% of primary-school children attended bilingual schools.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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