Saint-Thégonnec

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Saint-Thégonnec
Sant-Tegoneg
Notre-Dame Church in parish close
Notre-Dame Church in parish close
Saint-Thégonnec is located in France
Saint-Thégonnec
Saint-Thégonnec
Coordinates: 48°31′19″N 3°56′43″W / 48.5219°N 3.9453°W / 48.5219; -3.9453Coordinates: 48°31′19″N 3°56′43″W / 48.5219°N 3.9453°W / 48.5219; -3.9453
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Finistère
Arrondissement Morlaix
Canton Saint-Thégonnec
Intercommunality Morlaix
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Solange Creignou
Area
 • Land1 41.76 km2 (16.12 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 2,630
 • Population2 density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 29266 / 29410
Elevation 7–216 m (23–709 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-Thégonnec (Breton: Sant-Tegoneg) is a commune in the Finistère department in Brittany in northwestern France.

The village is noted for its very elaborate parish close, one of a number in the area, which include Guimiliau and Lampaul-Guimiliau.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Saint-Thégonnec are called Saint-Thégonnecois.

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 3,291 —    
1800 3,291 +0.0%
1806 3,422 +4.0%
1821 3,563 +4.1%
1831 3,648 +2.4%
1836 3,836 +5.2%
1841 3,926 +2.3%
1846 3,962 +0.9%
1851 3,802 −4.0%
1856 3,588 −5.6%
1861 3,957 +10.3%
1866 4,050 +2.4%
1872 3,681 −9.1%
1876 3,548 −3.6%
1881 3,409 −3.9%
1886 3,215 −5.7%
1891 3,317 +3.2%
1896 3,073 −7.4%
1901 3,144 +2.3%
1906 3,206 +2.0%
1911 3,171 −1.1%
1921 2,980 −6.0%
1926 2,977 −0.1%
1931 2,719 −8.7%
1936 2,536 −6.7%
1946 2,532 −0.2%
1954 2,241 −11.5%
1962 2,159 −3.7%
1968 2,127 −1.5%
1975 1,986 −6.6%
1982 2,133 +7.4%
1990 2,139 +0.3%
1999 2,267 +6.0%
2008 2,630 +16.0%

Breton language[edit]

The municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on 25 March 2005.

Parish close[edit]

A parish close is an enclosed area around the parish church, including the church yard and a number of other features.

In common with others in the area, the Saint-Thégonnec close features a large ceremonial entrance arch, stressing the importance of the close as a focus for pilgrimage and pardons. An impressive calvary or crucifix forms the focus of the church yard. As at nearby Lampaul-Guimiliau, there is a separate charnel house or ossuary, with a life-sized tableau of the Entombment of Christ.

The interior of the church is exemplary of the local version of Baroque style, with a large quantity of polychrome sculpture and decoration, including a spectacular pulpit.

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