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This article is about the Breton commune. For the 18th-century French admiral, see Luc Urbain de Bouëxic, comte de Guichen. For the World War I protected cruiser, see French ship Guichen. For the bay in South Australia, see Guichen Bay.
Church of Guichen
Church of Guichen
Coat of arms of Guichen
Coat of arms
Guichen is located in France
Coordinates: 47°58′05″N 1°47′38″W / 47.9681°N 1.7939°W / 47.9681; -1.7939Coordinates: 47°58′05″N 1°47′38″W / 47.9681°N 1.7939°W / 47.9681; -1.7939
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Ille-et-Vilaine
Arrondissement Redon
Canton Guichen
Intercommunality Canton of Guichen
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Joël Sieller
Area1 42.99 km2 (16.60 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 7,316
 • Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 35126 /35580
Elevation 7–107 m (23–351 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.

Guichen (Breton: Gwizien, Gallo: Gischen) is a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department in Brittany in northwestern France.



Inhabitants of Guichen are called Guichenais in French.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 2,868 —    
1968 3,311 +15.4%
1975 4,431 +33.8%
1982 5,311 +19.9%
1990 5,891 +10.9%
1999 6,526 +10.8%
2008 7,316 +12.1%

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