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The town hall in Peumerit
The town hall in Peumerit
Coat of arms of Peumerit
Coat of arms
Peumerit is located in France
Coordinates: 47°56′22″N 4°18′29″W / 47.9394°N 4.3081°W / 47.9394; -4.3081Coordinates: 47°56′22″N 4°18′29″W / 47.9394°N 4.3081°W / 47.9394; -4.3081
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Finistère
Arrondissement Quimper
Canton Plonéour-Lanvern
Intercommunality Haut-Pays Bigouden
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Louis Caradec
Area1 19.59 km2 (7.56 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 780
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 29159 /29710
Elevation 6–127 m (20–417 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.

Peumerit (Breton: Purid French pronunciation: ​[pømeʁit]) formerly Peumérit,[1] is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France.


Inhabitants of Peumerit are called in French Peuméritois.


Modern period

This municipally is known for facts related to the revolt of "bonnets rouges" traduce,the red caps,in 1675. In 1759, an order from Louis XV order to the parish of Peumerit to provide 20 men and to pay 131 livres for "the annual expense of the coastguard of Britain".

French Revolution

The parish of Peumerit, which included 140 fires, elects two delegates, Alain Le Brun and Pierre Canevet, for represent it to the third-state assembly of the seneschal of Quimper, in the spring of 1789.

The XXe Century A political and religious life agitated

The expulsion of the clergy of the Peumerit Parish trains on the 11 march 1909 the decision of M.Duparc to ban all the religious ringtones, even for the Angélus and funerals, a priest installed in the presbytery of Treogat, is charged to visit ills, to proceed at funerals and administer the sacraments.

Breton language[edit]

The municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on 9 June 2006.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Since 1 August 2012, Journal officiel de la République Française, 3 August 2012 

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