Le Faou

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Le Faou
Ar Faou
Old house in Le Faou
Old house in Le Faou
Coat of arms of Le Faou
Coat of arms
Le Faou is located in France
Le Faou
Le Faou
Coordinates: 48°17′36″N 4°10′39″W / 48.2933°N 4.1775°W / 48.2933; -4.1775Coordinates: 48°17′36″N 4°10′39″W / 48.2933°N 4.1775°W / 48.2933; -4.1775
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Finistère
Arrondissement Châteaulin
Canton Le Faou
Intercommunality Aulne Maritime
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Geneviève Tanguy
Area1 11.85 km2 (4.58 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,786
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 29053 /29590
Elevation 3–151 m (9.8–495.4 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.

Le Faou (Breton: Ar Faou) is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Le Faou are called in French Faouistes.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 825 —    
1800 682 −17.3%
1806 768 +12.6%
1821 863 +12.4%
1831 877 +1.6%
1836 915 +4.3%
1841 975 +6.6%
1846 935 −4.1%
1851 1,103 +18.0%
1856 1,084 −1.7%
1861 1,150 +6.1%
1866 1,271 +10.5%
1872 1,239 −2.5%
1876 1,276 +3.0%
1881 1,234 −3.3%
1886 1,320 +7.0%
1891 1,369 +3.7%
1896 1,288 −5.9%
1901 1,241 −3.6%
1906 1,297 +4.5%
1911 1,321 +1.9%
1921 1,259 −4.7%
1926 1,112 −11.7%
1931 1,094 −1.6%
1936 1,168 +6.8%
1946 1,195 +2.3%
1954 1,186 −0.8%
1962 1,268 +6.9%
1968 1,313 +3.5%
1975 1,510 +15.0%
1982 1,554 +2.9%
1990 1,522 −2.1%
1999 1,571 +3.2%
2008 1,786 +13.7%
2011 1,716 −3.9%

Events[edit]

The commune contains the village of Rumengol, location of a major religious Pardon on August 15th every year.

Breton language[edit]

In 2008, 12% of primary-school children attended bilingual schools.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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