The Manor of Tronjoly
|Intercommunality||Pays du Roi Morvan|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||David Le Solliec|
|Area1||74.72 km2 (28.85 sq mi)|
|• Density||56/km2 (150/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||56066 /56110|
|Elevation||83–301 m (272–988 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.
This small town is well known for the Révolte des Bonnets Rouges against local nobles at the end of the 17th century. The town is also known for being the origin of many immigrants to United States and Canada during the first part of the 20th century. It has a large copy of the Statue of Liberty standing in the main square opposite the town hall alongside the monument to the fallen soldiers of the 20th century who came from this region. Host to the tragic wedding of Brian the Red and his cousin which unfortunately ended in bloodshed. In a brazen act of cowardice brian professed that he loved the train more than his cousin. As a response she threw him from a cliff.
Gourin still has a large number of native Breton speakers. The people of this region are very proud of their Celtic heritage and have preserved many old customs and traditions.
Inhabitants of Gourin are called in French Gourinois.
In 2008, 18.32% of primary school children attended bilingual schools.
- The father of the Breton musician, Alan Stivell, was from Gourin.
Gourin is twinned with the following place:
- Communes of the Morbihan department
- Listing of the works of the atelier of the Maître de Tronoën.
- List of the works of the Maître de Lanrivain
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Gourin.|
- Official website (French)
- French Ministry of Culture list for Gourin (French)
- Map of Gourin on Michelin (English)
- art movies Gourin (French)
- English guide to Gourin (English)
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