Gouesnou

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Gouesnou
Gouenoù
Commune
The church in Gouesnou
The church in Gouesnou
Coat of arms of Gouesnou
Coat of arms
Gouesnou is located in France
Gouesnou
Gouesnou
Location within Brittany region
Gouesnou is located in Brittany
Gouesnou
Gouesnou
Coordinates: 48°27′16″N 4°27′48″W / 48.4544°N 4.4633°W / 48.4544; -4.4633Coordinates: 48°27′16″N 4°27′48″W / 48.4544°N 4.4633°W / 48.4544; -4.4633
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Finistère
Arrondissement Brest
Canton Brest-4
Intercommunality Brest Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Stéphane Roudaut
Area1 12.08 km2 (4.66 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 6,317
 • Density 520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 29061 /29850
Elevation 58–103 m (190–338 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.

Gouesnou (Breton: Gouenoù) is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France.

International relations[edit]

Gouesnou is a satellite town of Brest. Gouesnou is twinned with the town of Brecon in Powys, south Wales enabling cultural exchanges to take place between these two Celtic regions.[1]

Geography[edit]

The Penfeld River takes its source in this commune.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Gouesnou are known in French as Gouesnousiens.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793 1,153—    
1800 1,191+3.3%
1806 1,327+11.4%
1821 1,264−4.7%
1831 1,525+20.6%
1836 1,597+4.7%
1841 1,515−5.1%
1846 1,509−0.4%
1851 1,514+0.3%
1856 1,454−4.0%
1861 1,425−2.0%
1866 1,479+3.8%
1872 1,494+1.0%
1876 1,478−1.1%
1881 1,474−0.3%
1886 1,417−3.9%
1891 1,462+3.2%
1896 1,511+3.4%
1901 1,390−8.0%
1906 1,394+0.3%
1911 1,424+2.2%
1921 1,411−0.9%
1926 1,382−2.1%
1931 1,305−5.6%
1936 1,316+0.8%
1946 1,528+16.1%
1954 1,829+19.7%
1962 2,141+17.1%
1968 2,543+18.8%
1975 3,040+19.5%
1982 4,061+33.6%
1990 5,417+33.4%
1999 6,041+11.5%
2008 6,317+4.6%

Breton language[edit]

In 2008, 8.32% of primary-school children attended bilingual schools.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-26. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  2. ^ (in French) Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue

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