Broons

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For the long running Scottish comic strip, see The Broons. For the Boston Bruins hockey team, often nicknamed "Da Broons", see Boston Bruins.
Broons
Bronn
Broons place 1.jpg
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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