Mûr-de-Bretagne

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Mûr-de-Bretagne
Mur
The town hall of Mûr-de-Bretagne
The town hall of Mûr-de-Bretagne
Coat of arms of Mûr-de-Bretagne
Coat of arms
Mûr-de-Bretagne is located in France
Mûr-de-Bretagne
Mûr-de-Bretagne
Coordinates: 48°12′03″N 2°59′05″W / 48.2008°N 2.9847°W / 48.2008; -2.9847Coordinates: 48°12′03″N 2°59′05″W / 48.2008°N 2.9847°W / 48.2008; -2.9847
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Côtes-d'Armor
Arrondissement Guingamp
Canton Mûr-de-Bretagne
Intercommunality Guerlédan Mûr-de-Bretagne
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Hervé Le Lu
Area1 29.80 km2 (11.51 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 2,094
 • Density 70/km2 (180/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 22158 / 22530
Elevation 69–290 m (226–951 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.

Mûr-de-Bretagne (Breton: Mur) is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department in Brittany in northwestern France.

Geography[edit]

Map of the commune

Mûr-de-Bretagne is a small town with shops, located east of the Lac de Guerlédan.

Toponymy[edit]

The old forms are: Mur (1283), Mur (1368), Mur (1516), Mur (1536), Meur (1630).[1]

The name of the commune translated into Breton is Mur.[1]

History[edit]

Politics and administration[edit]

List of mayors of Mûr-de-Bretagne
Start End Name Party Other details
1809 1815 Guillaume Michel Fraboullet
... ... Raymond Hinault
June 1995 2008 Alain Auffret Independent Farmer
March 2008 ... Georges Tilly Independent Retired, President of the CC
2014 In progress Hervé Le Lu Independent Art director

Demographics[edit]

In 2012, the municipality had 2,106 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses carried out in the town since 1793. From the 21st century, communes with less 10,000 population have real censuses held every five years, unlike other municipalities that have a sample survey each year.[note 1][note 2]


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,891 —    
1800 2,096 +10.8%
1806 1,819 −13.2%
1821 1,951 +7.3%
1831 2,354 +20.7%
1836 2,283 −3.0%
1841 2,267 −0.7%
1846 2,413 +6.4%
1851 2,403 −0.4%
1856 2,333 −2.9%
Year Pop. ±%
1861 2,362 +1.2%
1866 2,534 +7.3%
1872 2,510 −0.9%
1876 2,508 −0.1%
1881 2,581 +2.9%
1886 2,528 −2.1%
1891 2,433 −3.8%
1896 2,489 +2.3%
1901 2,574 +3.4%
1906 2,436 −5.4%
Year Pop. ±%
1911 2,417 −0.8%
1921 2,254 −6.7%
1926 2,149 −4.7%
1931 2,233 +3.9%
1936 2,265 +1.4%
1946 2,409 +6.4%
1954 2,116 −12.2%
1962 2,125 +0.4%
1968 2,075 −2.4%
1975 2,105 +1.4%
Year Pop. ±%
1982 2,091 −0.7%
1990 2,049 −2.0%
1999 2,090 +2.0%
2005 2,084 −0.3%
2006 2,096 +0.6%
2010 2,108 +0.6%
2012 2,106 −0.1%
From 1962 to 1999: Population without double counting; for the years following: municipal population.
Source: Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1999[2] then INSEE from 2004[3]

The inhabitants of Mûr-de-Bretagne are known in French as mûrois.

Local culture and heritage[edit]

Places and monuments[edit]

The Chapel of Sainte-Suzanne

Sport[edit]

A painting of Jean Robic - Mûr-de-Bretagne - Tour de France 2011.

Mûr was the end of the fourth stage of the 2011 Tour de France, and will host the finish of the eighth stage of the 2015 Tour de France.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Mûr-de-Bretagne
The arms of Mûr-de-Bretagne are blazoned :
Of azure to a cross engrailed or, to a franc-canton gules, charged four macles of argent raised 2,2.



See also[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Le Barzic, E. (1946). Mûr de Bretagne et sa région [Mur de Bretagne and its region]. Guide officiel du syndicat d'initiative (in French). Quimper: Nature et Bretagne. 480. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ At the beginning of the 21st century, the terms of census have been amended by Act No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002, called "grassroots democracy law" on the democracy of proximity and in particular Title V "of census operations", in order, after a power transition period from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For municipalities with populations greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is carried out annually, the entire territory of these municipalities is included at the end of the same period of five years. The first post-legal population from 1999, and fitting in the new system which came into force on 1 January 2009, is the census of 2006.
  2. ^ In the census table, by Wikipedia convention, the principle was retained for subsequent legal populations since 1999 not to display the census populations in the table corresponding to the year 2006, the first published legal population calculated according to the concepts defined in Decree No. 2003-485 of 5 June 2003, and the years corresponding to an exhaustive census survey for municipalities with less than 10,000 inhabitants, and the years 2006, 2011, 2016, etc. For municipalities with more than 10,000, the latest legal population is published by INSEE for all municipalities.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Résultats concernant « Mûr-de-Bretagne »". la base KerOfis. Office public de la langue bretonne. 
  2. ^ "Mûr-de-Bretagne" [Mûr-de-Bretagne] (in French). Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Mûr-de-Bretagne" [Mûr-de-Bretagne] (in French). Retrieved 10 May 2015. , "22158-Mûr-de-Bretagne 2006" [22158-Mûr-de-Bretagne 2006] (in French). Retrieved 10 May 2015. , "22158-Mûr-de-Bretagne 2010" [22158-Mûr-de-Bretagne 2010] (in French). Retrieved 10 May 2015.  and "22158-Mûr-de-Bretagne 2012" [22158-Mûr-de-Bretagne 2012] (in French). Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Monuments historiques". Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Joconde". Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Monuments historiques". Retrieved 10 May 2015. 

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