Broons

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Broons

Bronn
The main thoroughfare of Broons
The main thoroughfare of Broons
Location of Broons
Broons is located in France
Broons
Broons
Broons is located in Brittany
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
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentCôtes-d'Armor
ArrondissementDinan
CantonBroons
IntercommunalityPays de Du Guesclin
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Serge Rouxel
Area
1
35.21 km2 (13.59 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,941
 • Density84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
22020 /22250
Elevation45–143 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.

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
YearPop.±%
17782,077—    
18362,527+21.7%
18502,559+1.3%
18702,738+7.0%
18802,844+3.9%
18902,733−3.9%
19062,867+4.9%
19162,835−1.1%
19222,439−14.0%
19362,447+0.3%
19462,442−0.2%
19542,430−0.5%
19622,172−10.6%
19682,256+3.9%
19752,432+7.8%
19822,389−1.8%
19902,327−2.6%
19992,382+2.4%
20082,829+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:[2][3]
Argent a double-headed eagle displayed Sable beaked and armed Gules, overall a bendlet Gules.




Ancient Arms of Broons
Ancient Arms of Broons.[4][5] These arms are also found on blazons of the lords of Derval.[6] Such arms are attested for a family surnamed Bron, originally of Lutry (Vaud, Suisse), in the 17th century.[7]



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. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Selon Le Patrimoine des Communes du Pays Sud de Dinan
  3. ^ Source. Archived March 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ From the armoire of Guillemette de Milon, abbess of Saint-Sulpice [fr] circa 1435, une des parties est blasonnée comme précédemment écrit.
  5. ^ Source : Page du site Infobretagne.com sur l'abbaye de Saint-Sulpice.
  6. ^ Blason De Derval sur le site culture.cg44.fr Archived October 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Référence : Armorial vaudois

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