Broons

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Broons
Bronn
Commune
The main thoroughfare of Broons
The main thoroughfare of Broons
Broons is located in France
Broons
Broons
Coordinates: 48°19′05″N 2°15′34″W / 48.3181°N 2.2595°W / 48.3181; -2.2595Coordinates: 48°19′05″N 2°15′34″W / 48.3181°N 2.2595°W / 48.3181; -2.2595
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Côtes-d'Armor
Arrondissement Dinan
Canton Broons
Intercommunality Pays de Du Guesclin
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Serge Rouxel
Area1 35.21 km2 (13.59 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 2,829
 • Density 80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 22020 /22250
Elevation 45–143 m (148–469 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.

Broons (Breton: Bronn, Gallo: Bron) is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department in Brittany in northwestern France.

International relations[edit]

Broons is twinned with the town Neufahrn i.NB in Bavaria since 1971.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1778 2,077 —    
1836 2,527 +21.7%
1850 2,559 +1.3%
1870 2,738 +7.0%
1880 2,844 +3.9%
1890 2,733 −3.9%
1906 2,867 +4.9%
1916 2,835 −1.1%
1922 2,439 −14.0%
1936 2,447 +0.3%
1946 2,442 −0.2%
1954 2,430 −0.5%
1962 2,172 −10.6%
1968 2,256 +3.9%
1975 2,432 +7.8%
1982 2,389 −1.8%
1990 2,327 −2.6%
1999 2,382 +2.4%
2008 2,829 +18.8%

Inhabitants of Broons are called Broonais in French.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Broons, derived from the arms of Bertrand du Guesclin
The current Arms of Broons, derived from the arms of Bertrand du Guesclin:[1][2]
Argent a double-headed eagle displayed Sable beaked and armed Gules, overall a bendlet Gules.



Ancient Arms of Broons
Ancient Arms of Broons.[3][4] These arms are also found on blazons of the lords of Derval.[5] Such arms are attested for a family surnamed Bron, originally of Lutry (Vaud, Suisse), in the 17th century.[6]



Blazon: Azure a cross Argent fretty Gules.

Personalities[edit]

Bertrand du Guesclin, made Constable of France by the King of France.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Selon Le Patrimoine des Communes du Pays Sud de Dinan
  2. ^ Source. Archived March 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ From the armoire of Guillemette de Milon, abbess of Saint-Sulpice (fr) circa 1435, une des parties est blasonnée comme précédemment écrit.
  4. ^ Source : Page du site Infobretagne.com sur l'abbaye de Saint-Sulpice.
  5. ^ Blason De Derval sur le site culture.cg44.fr Archived October 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Référence : Armorial vaudois

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