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The church in Guignen
The church in Guignen
Coat of arms of Guignen
Coat of arms
Guignen is located in France
Location within Brittany region
Guignen is located in Brittany
Coordinates: 47°55′16″N 1°51′38″W / 47.9211°N 1.8606°W / 47.9211; -1.8606Coordinates: 47°55′16″N 1°51′38″W / 47.9211°N 1.8606°W / 47.9211; -1.8606
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Ille-et-Vilaine
Arrondissement Redon
Canton Guichen
Intercommunality Canton of Guichen
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Joseph Letournel
Area1 53.05 km2 (20.48 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 3,369
 • Density 64/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 35127 /35580
Elevation 21–122 m (69–400 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.

Guignen (Breton: Gwinien, Gallo: Ginyen) is a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department in Brittany in northwestern France.

Viscounts of Guignen[edit]

The title of Viscount of Guignen had been the property of the House of Rohan since the 15th century. It was passed through to the Princes of Condé, members of the House of Bourbon by a marriage between Louis Joseph de Bourbon, Prince of Condé to Charlotte de Rohan who was created Viscountess in 1745. At her death in 1760, it became one of the subsidiary titles of the Condé's being confiscated during the revolution.


Inhabitants of Guignen are called Guignennais in French.

Historical population
1962 1,586—    
1968 1,713+8.0%
1975 1,780+3.9%
1982 1,933+8.6%
1990 2,146+11.0%
1999 2,424+13.0%
2008 3,369+39.0%


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