Bruz

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Bruz
Commune
Castle of Carcé
Castle of Carcé
Coat of arms of Bruz
Coat of arms
Bruz is located in France
Bruz
Bruz
Location within Brittany region
Bruz is located in Brittany
Bruz
Bruz
Coordinates: 48°01′32″N 1°44′41″W / 48.0256°N 1.7447°W / 48.0256; -1.7447Coordinates: 48°01′32″N 1°44′41″W / 48.0256°N 1.7447°W / 48.0256; -1.7447
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Ille-et-Vilaine
Arrondissement Rennes
Canton Bruz
Intercommunality Rennes Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Auguste Louapre
Area1 29.95 km2 (11.56 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 16,670
 • Density 560/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 35047 /35170
Elevation 12–99 m (39–325 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.

Bruz is a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department in Brittany in northwestern France.

Geography[edit]

Bruz is located near the center of the Ille-et-Vilaine department, 14 km from Rennes.

It is near the Vilaine river and her tributaries, the Seiche river being the most important.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Bruz are called Bruzois in French.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17932,307—    
18002,173−5.8%
18062,048−5.8%
18212,198+7.3%
18312,280+3.7%
18362,233−2.1%
18412,409+7.9%
18462,460+2.1%
18512,458−0.1%
18562,530+2.9%
18612,677+5.8%
18663,006+12.3%
18722,836−5.7%
18762,828−0.3%
18813,003+6.2%
18863,126+4.1%
18913,432+9.8%
18963,503+2.1%
19013,455−1.4%
19062,864−17.1%
19112,909+1.6%
19212,751−5.4%
19262,664−3.2%
19312,900+8.9%
19362,799−3.5%
19462,820+0.8%
19543,814+35.2%
19624,213+10.5%
19685,969+41.7%
19757,281+22.0%
19827,856+7.9%
19908,114+3.3%
199913,207+62.8%
200815,587+18.0%
201116,612+6.6%

Mayors[edit]

Several streets and places are named after previous mayors : François Joly (from 1919 to 1944), Joseph Jan.

The mairie (City hall) is right in the centre of the town.

Breton language[edit]

In 2008, 3.76% of children attended bilingual primary schools.[1] The municipality signed the Ya d'ar brezhoneg charter on 1 October 2011.[2]

The Breton name of the commune is also Bruz.

See also[edit]

Bruz houses 2e régiment du matériel (2nd RMAT).

References[edit]

External links[edit]