Ergué-Gabéric

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Ergué-Gabéric
An Erge-Vras
Commune
The town hall in Ergué-Gabéric
The town hall in Ergué-Gabéric
Coat of arms of Ergué-Gabéric
Coat of arms
Ergué-Gabéric is located in France
Ergué-Gabéric
Ergué-Gabéric
Location within Brittany region
Ergué-Gabéric is located in Brittany
Ergué-Gabéric
Ergué-Gabéric
Coordinates: 47°59′49″N 4°01′15″W / 47.9969°N 4.0208°W / 47.9969; -4.0208Coordinates: 47°59′49″N 4°01′15″W / 47.9969°N 4.0208°W / 47.9969; -4.0208
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Finistère
Arrondissement Quimper
Canton Fouesnant
Intercommunality Quimper
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Hervé Herry
Area1 39.87 km2 (15.39 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 7,655
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 29051 /29500
Elevation 4–410 m (13–1,345 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.

Ergué-Gabéric (An Erge Vras in Breton) is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. It lies on the Odet river. The businessman and publisher Gwenn-Aël Bolloré was born in the commune.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793 1,612—    
1800 1,781+10.5%
1806 1,813+1.8%
1821 1,873+3.3%
1831 2,012+7.4%
1836 2,025+0.6%
1841 2,042+0.8%
1846 2,097+2.7%
1851 2,158+2.9%
1856 2,263+4.9%
1861 2,255−0.4%
1866 2,286+1.4%
1872 2,190−4.2%
1876 2,358+7.7%
1881 2,319−1.7%
1886 2,580+11.3%
1891 2,637+2.2%
1896 2,529−4.1%
1901 2,642+4.5%
1906 2,737+3.6%
1911 2,828+3.3%
1921 2,690−4.9%
1926 2,792+3.8%
1931 2,684−3.9%
1936 2,602−3.1%
1946 2,583−0.7%
1954 2,610+1.0%
1962 2,584−1.0%
1968 2,821+9.2%
1975 3,950+40.0%
1982 5,679+43.8%
1990 6,517+14.8%
1999 6,929+6.3%
2008 7,655+10.5%

International relations[edit]

It is twinned with Stratton, Cornwall.

Sights[edit]

The church of Saint Gwenhael has an organ by Thomas Dallam II and his son Toussaint.[1]

Breton language[edit]

In 2008, 6.62% of primary-school children attended bilingual schools.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in French) Ergué-Gabéric Organ, French Ministry of Culture database entry.
  2. ^ (in French) Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue

External links[edit]