Saint-Thégonnec

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Saint-Thégonnec

Sant-Tegoneg
Notre-Dame Church in parish close
Notre-Dame Church in parish close
Coat of arms of Saint-Thégonnec
Coat of arms
Location of Saint-Thégonnec
Saint-Thégonnec is located in France
Saint-Thégonnec
Saint-Thégonnec
Saint-Thégonnec is located in Brittany
Saint-Thégonnec
Saint-Thégonnec
Coordinates: 48°31′19″N 3°56′43″W / 48.5219°N 3.9453°W / 48.5219; -3.9453Coordinates: 48°31′19″N 3°56′43″W / 48.5219°N 3.9453°W / 48.5219; -3.9453
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentFinistère
ArrondissementMorlaix
CantonMorlaix
CommuneSaint-Thégonnec Loc-Eguiner
Area
1
41.76 km2 (16.12 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
3,092
 • Density74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal code
29410
Elevation7–216 m (23–709 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint-Thégonnec (Breton: Sant-Tegoneg) is a former commune in the Finistère department in Brittany in northwestern France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune Saint-Thégonnec Loc-Eguiner.[2]

The village is noted for its very elaborate parish close, one of a number in the area, which include Guimiliau and Lampaul-Guimiliau.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Saint-Thégonnec are called Saint-Thégonnecois.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17933,291—    
18003,291+0.0%
18063,422+4.0%
18213,563+4.1%
18313,648+2.4%
18363,836+5.2%
18413,926+2.3%
18463,962+0.9%
18513,802−4.0%
18563,588−5.6%
18613,957+10.3%
18664,050+2.4%
18723,681−9.1%
18763,548−3.6%
18813,409−3.9%
18863,215−5.7%
18913,317+3.2%
18963,073−7.4%
19013,144+2.3%
19063,206+2.0%
19113,171−1.1%
19212,980−6.0%
19262,977−0.1%
19312,719−8.7%
19362,536−6.7%
19462,532−0.2%
19542,241−11.5%
19622,159−3.7%
19682,127−1.5%
19751,986−6.6%
19822,133+7.4%
19902,139+0.3%
19992,267+6.0%
20082,630+16.0%

Breton language[edit]

The municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on 25 March 2005.

Parish close[edit]

A parish close is an enclosed area around the parish church, including the church yard and a number of other features.

In common with others in the area, the Saint-Thégonnec close features a large ceremonial entrance arch, stressing the importance of the close as a focus for pilgrimage and pardons. An impressive calvary or crucifix forms the focus of the church yard. As at nearby Lampaul-Guimiliau, there is a separate charnel house or ossuary, with a life-sized tableau of the Entombment of Christ.

The interior of the church is exemplary of the local version of Baroque style, with a large quantity of polychrome sculpture and decoration, including a spectacular pulpit.

See Saint-Thégonnec Parish close

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 23 December 2015 (in French)

Twin city[edit]

External links[edit]