Bégard

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Bégard

Bear
Church of Guénézan
Church of Guénézan
Coat of arms of Bégard
Coat of arms
Location of Bégard
Bégard is located in France
Bégard
Bégard
Bégard is located in Brittany
Bégard
Bégard
Coordinates: 48°37′43″N 3°17′59″W / 48.6286°N 3.2997°W / 48.6286; -3.2997Coordinates: 48°37′43″N 3°17′59″W / 48.6286°N 3.2997°W / 48.6286; -3.2997
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentCôtes-d'Armor
ArrondissementGuingamp
CantonBégard
IntercommunalityPays de Bégard
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Gérard Le Caër
Area
1
36.41 km2 (14.06 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
4,853
 • Density130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
22004 /22140
Elevation45–176 m (148–577 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Bégard (Breton: Bear) is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department in Brittany in northwestern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793 528—    
1800 2,394+353.4%
1806 3,417+42.7%
1821 3,727+9.1%
1831 3,768+1.1%
1836 3,503−7.0%
1841 3,821+9.1%
1846 4,180+9.4%
1851 4,053−3.0%
1856 3,960−2.3%
1861 4,182+5.6%
1866 3,281−21.5%
1872 4,518+37.7%
1876 4,758+5.3%
1881 4,715−0.9%
1886 4,713−0.0%
1891 4,924+4.5%
1896 4,919−0.1%
1901 4,915−0.1%
1906 5,053+2.8%
1911 4,777−5.5%
1921 4,311−9.8%
1926 4,555+5.7%
1931 4,464−2.0%
1936 4,773+6.9%
1946 4,285−10.2%
1954 4,431+3.4%
1962 4,719+6.5%
1968 4,976+5.4%
1975 5,152+3.5%
1982 5,180+0.5%
1990 4,906−5.3%
1999 4,476−8.8%
2008 4,597+2.7%

Inhabitants of Bégard are called Bégarrois.

Breton language[edit]

The municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on October the 25th of 2004.

In 2008, 5.89% of the primary school children attended the bilingual schools.[2]

Twinning[edit]

Bégard is twinned with St Asaph in Wales.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ (in French) Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue
  3. ^ "Cathedral to New Inn". St Asaph City Council. Retrieved 4 October 2018.

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