Le Faou

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Le Faou
Ar Faou
Old house in Le Faou
Old house in Le Faou
Le Faou is located in France
Le Faou
Le Faou
Coordinates: 48°17′36″N 4°10′39″W / 48.2933°N 4.1775°W / 48.2933; -4.1775Coordinates: 48°17′36″N 4°10′39″W / 48.2933°N 4.1775°W / 48.2933; -4.1775
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Finistère
Arrondissement Châteaulin
Canton Le Faou
Intercommunality Aulne Maritime
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Geneviève Tanguy
Area
 • Land1 11.85 km2 (4.58 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 1,786
 • Population2 density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 29053 / 29590
Elevation 3–151 m (9.8–495.4 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.

Le Faou (Breton: Ar Faou) is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Le Faou are called in French Faouistes.

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 825 —    
1800 682 −17.3%
1806 768 +12.6%
1821 863 +12.4%
1831 877 +1.6%
1836 915 +4.3%
1841 975 +6.6%
1846 935 −4.1%
1851 1,103 +18.0%
1856 1,084 −1.7%
1861 1,150 +6.1%
1866 1,271 +10.5%
1872 1,239 −2.5%
1876 1,276 +3.0%
1881 1,234 −3.3%
1886 1,320 +7.0%
1891 1,369 +3.7%
1896 1,288 −5.9%
1901 1,241 −3.6%
1906 1,297 +4.5%
1911 1,321 +1.9%
1921 1,259 −4.7%
1926 1,112 −11.7%
1931 1,094 −1.6%
1936 1,168 +6.8%
1946 1,195 +2.3%
1954 1,186 −0.8%
1962 1,268 +6.9%
1968 1,313 +3.5%
1975 1,510 +15.0%
1982 1,554 +2.9%
1990 1,522 −2.1%
1999 1,571 +3.2%
2008 1,786 +13.7%

Events[edit]

The commune contains the village of Rumengol, location of a major religious Pardon on August 15th every year.

Breton language[edit]

In 2008, 12% of primary-school children attended bilingual schools.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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