Bannalec

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Bannalec
Banaleg
The parish church of Our Lady of Folgoët, in Bannalec
The parish church of Our Lady of Folgoët, in Bannalec
Coat of arms of Bannalec
Coat of arms
Bannalec is located in France
Bannalec
Bannalec
Coordinates: 47°56′00″N 3°41′45″W / 47.9333°N 3.6958°W / 47.9333; -3.6958Coordinates: 47°56′00″N 3°41′45″W / 47.9333°N 3.6958°W / 47.9333; -3.6958
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Finistère
Arrondissement Quimper
Canton Bannalec
Intercommunality Pays de Quimperlé
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Yves André
Area1 77.51 km2 (29.93 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 5,226
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 29004 /29380
Elevation 22–172 m (72–564 ft)
Website Official website

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.

Bannalec (Breton: Banaleg) is a commune in the Finistère department in the Brittany region in northwestern France.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Bannalec are called Bannalécois.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1800 4,396 —    
1821 4,363 −0.8%
1831 4,183 −4.1%
1836 4,377 +4.6%
1841 4,264 −2.6%
1846 4,372 +2.5%
1851 4,174 −4.5%
1856 4,425 +6.0%
1861 4,313 −2.5%
1866 4,611 +6.9%
1872 4,390 −4.8%
1876 4,787 +9.0%
1881 5,042 +5.3%
1886 5,259 +4.3%
1891 5,890 +12.0%
1896 5,910 +0.3%
1901 6,040 +2.2%
1906 6,141 +1.7%
1911 6,138 −0.0%
1921 6,170 +0.5%
1926 6,323 +2.5%
1931 6,159 −2.6%
1936 6,067 −1.5%
1946 6,098 +0.5%
1954 5,511 −9.6%
1962 5,369 −2.6%
1968 5,235 −2.5%
1975 5,023 −4.0%
1982 4,975 −1.0%
1990 4,840 −2.7%
1999 4,806 −0.7%
2008 5,226 +8.7%

Breton language[edit]

In 2008, 7.91% of primary-school children attended bilingual schools.[1]

See also[edit]

Bannalec is twinned with the Irish town of Castleisland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (French) Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue

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