Bénodet

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Bénodet
Benoded
Bénodet harbour
Bénodet harbour
Coat of arms of Bénodet
Coat of arms
Bénodet is located in France
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
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Finistère
Arrondissement Quimper
Canton Fouesnant
Intercommunality Pays Fouesnantais
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Christian Pennanech
Area1 10.53 km2 (4.07 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 3,442
 • Density 330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 29006 /29950
Elevation 0–59 m (0–194 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.

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
Year Pop. ±%
1793 429 —    
1800 529 +23.3%
1806 565 +6.8%
1821 579 +2.5%
1831 667 +15.2%
1836 710 +6.4%
1841 643 −9.4%
1846 712 +10.7%
1851 680 −4.5%
1856 676 −0.6%
1861 657 −2.8%
1866 705 +7.3%
1872 622 −11.8%
1876 704 +13.2%
1881 741 +5.3%
1886 781 +5.4%
1891 875 +12.0%
1896 1,035 +18.3%
1901 1,094 +5.7%
1906 1,234 +12.8%
1911 1,362 +10.4%
1921 1,312 −3.7%
1926 1,346 +2.6%
1931 1,421 +5.6%
1936 1,549 +9.0%
1946 1,675 +8.1%
1954 1,674 −0.1%
1962 1,882 +12.4%
1968 1,922 +2.1%
1975 2,087 +8.6%
1982 2,285 +9.5%
1990 2,436 +6.6%
1999 2,750 +12.9%
2008 3,208 +16.7%
2013 3,442 +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

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