Bénodet

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Bénodet

Benoded
Bénodet harbour
Bénodet harbour
Coat of arms of Bénodet
Coat of arms
Location of Bénodet
Bénodet is located in France
Bénodet
Bénodet
Bénodet is located in Brittany
Bénodet
Bénodet
Coordinates: 47°52′30″N 4°06′13″W / 47.874907°N 4.103737°W / 47.874907; -4.103737Coordinates: 47°52′30″N 4°06′13″W / 47.874907°N 4.103737°W / 47.874907; -4.103737
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentFinistère
ArrondissementQuimper
CantonFouesnant
IntercommunalityPays Fouesnantais
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Christian Pennanech
Area
1
10.53 km2 (4.07 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
3,596
 • Density340/km2 (880/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
29006 /29950
Elevation0–59 m (0–194 ft)
WebsiteOfficial website
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Bénodet (Breton: Benoded) is a commune in the Finistère department and administrative region of Brittany in north-western France. It lies about 16 kilometres south of Quimper. The Breton name Benoded means "mouth of the Odet".

Bénodet has a casino, a thalassotherapy centre, a cinema, a marina, a number of hotels, and several beaches. As with many coastal towns in Brittany, there are many second homes and the population increases sixfold over the summer period. Bénodet is also the site of menhirs and a church, dedicated to the 5th-century Irish saint Brigid of Kildare, which was built at the end of the 11th century and was classed as a historic monument in 1916. The town is home to the Tri Martolod brewery.

Population[edit]

In French the inhabitants of Bénodet are known as Bénodetois.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793429—    
1800529+23.3%
1806565+6.8%
1821579+2.5%
1831667+15.2%
1836710+6.4%
1841643−9.4%
1846712+10.7%
1851680−4.5%
1856676−0.6%
1861657−2.8%
1866705+7.3%
1872622−11.8%
1876704+13.2%
1881741+5.3%
1886781+5.4%
1891875+12.0%
18961,035+18.3%
19011,094+5.7%
19061,234+12.8%
19111,362+10.4%
19211,312−3.7%
19261,346+2.6%
19311,421+5.6%
19361,549+9.0%
19461,675+8.1%
19541,674−0.1%
19621,882+12.4%
19681,922+2.1%
19752,087+8.6%
19822,285+9.5%
19902,436+6.6%
19992,750+12.9%
20083,208+16.7%
20133,442+7.3%

Events[edit]

Most events in the town take place in the summer months, as part of the town's bustling summer season. In May, the Odet yacht club organizes the Obelix Trophy, a sailing race with about 100 boats taking part over four days. Every year the commune mounts a series of Friday-evening music concerts – French pop rock group Superbus played there in 2005. A market is held in the town centre each Monday.

International relations[edit]

Bénodet is twinned with

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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