Guipavas

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Guipavas
Gwipavaz
Commune
Guipavas, seen from West
Guipavas, seen from West
Coat of arms of Guipavas
Coat of arms
Guipavas is located in France
Guipavas
Guipavas
Location within Brittany region
Guipavas is located in Brittany
Guipavas
Guipavas
Coordinates: 48°26′03″N 4°23′58″W / 48.4342°N 4.3994°W / 48.4342; -4.3994Coordinates: 48°26′03″N 4°23′58″W / 48.4342°N 4.3994°W / 48.4342; -4.3994
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Finistère
Arrondissement Brest
Canton Guipavas
Intercommunality Brest Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Gurvan Moal
Area1 44.13 km2 (17.04 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 13,771
 • Density 310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 29075 /29490
Elevation 0–131 m (0–430 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.

Guipavas (Breton: Gwipavaz) is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. The writer Maurice Polard (born 1932) is from Guipavas.

The city is divided into two major parts: the west, known as the dynamic core of the city and suburban area of Brest, where a new commercial centre opened in 2007, and the east, which is more traditional and lies around the Roman Catholic church.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Guipavas are called in French Guipavasiens.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793 2,905—    
1800 3,547+22.1%
1806 3,845+8.4%
1821 5,688+47.9%
1831 5,332−6.3%
1836 5,108−4.2%
1841 5,312+4.0%
1846 5,520+3.9%
1851 6,047+9.5%
1856 6,042−0.1%
1861 6,356+5.2%
1866 6,356+0.0%
1872 6,641+4.5%
1876 6,802+2.4%
1881 7,077+4.0%
1886 7,247+2.4%
1891 8,339+15.1%
1896 5,174−38.0%
1901 5,221+0.9%
1906 5,238+0.3%
1911 5,061−3.4%
1921 5,002−1.2%
1926 4,624−7.6%
1931 4,562−1.3%
1936 4,894+7.3%
1946 5,532+13.0%
1954 6,105+10.4%
1962 6,610+8.3%
1968 7,346+11.1%
1975 8,959+22.0%
1982 10,425+16.4%
1990 11,956+14.7%
1999 12,588+5.3%
2008 13,771+9.4%

Breton language[edit]

  • In 2008, 4.39% of primary-school children attended bilingual schools.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in French) Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue

External links[edit]