Melgven

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Melgven
Mêlwenn
Melgven is located in France
Melgven
Melgven
Coordinates: 47°54′24″N 3°50′05″W / 47.9067°N 3.8347°W / 47.9067; -3.8347Coordinates: 47°54′24″N 3°50′05″W / 47.9067°N 3.8347°W / 47.9067; -3.8347
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Finistère
Arrondissement Quimper
Canton Bannalec
Intercommunality Concarneau-Cornouaille
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Michelle Le Breton-Helwig
Area
 • Land1 51.17 km2 (19.76 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 3,243
 • Population2 density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 29146 / 29140
Elevation 1–155 m (3.3–508.5 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.

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

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Melgven are called in French Melgvinois.

Historical population of Melgven
Year 1793 1800 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851 1856 1861
Population 2133 2239 2009 2029 2190 2195 2274 2296 2241 2327
Year 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896 1901 1906 1911
Population 2378 2448 2632 2803 2874 2950 2928 2933 2949 2858
Year 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954 1962 1968 1975 1982
Population 2834 2879 3023 2986 3018 2886 2849 3072 2403 2809
Year 1990 1999 2008
Population 2987 2947 3243

Sights[edit]

  • A gothic church from the 14th century at the center of the village[1]
  • Chapelle de Bonne Nouvelle dedicated to notre Dame de Bonne Nouvelle[1]
  • Chapelle de la Trinité built at the 16th century by the atelier de Saint Herbot[1]

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