Saint-Gildas

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Saint-Gildas
Sant-Weltaz
Saint-Gildas is located in France
Saint-Gildas
Saint-Gildas
Coordinates: 48°25′23″N 3°00′07″W / 48.4231°N 3.0019°W / 48.4231; -3.0019Coordinates: 48°25′23″N 3°00′07″W / 48.4231°N 3.0019°W / 48.4231; -3.0019
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Côtes-d'Armor
Arrondissement Saint-Brieuc
Canton Quintin
Intercommunality Pays de Quintin
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Annie Simon
Area1 15.54 km2 (6.00 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 280
 • Density 18/km2 (47/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 22291 / 22800
Elevation 195–286 m (640–938 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.

Saint-Gildas (Breton: Sant-Weltaz) is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department of Brittany in northwestern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 435 —    
1968 409 −6.0%
1975 351 −14.2%
1982 330 −6.0%
1990 277 −16.1%
1999 257 −7.2%
2008 280 +8.9%

Inhabitants of Saint-Gildas are called gildasiens in French.

In legend and fiction[edit]

Breton legend connects Gildas with Brittany.[1] The first book by the Irish writer Julia Kavanagh, Saint-Gildas, or, The Three Paths (1847) is largely set in the village in the eighteenth century.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ R. Largilliere, La Topographie du culte de Saint Gildas

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