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Gouesnac'h

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Gouesnac'h

Gouenac'h
The Chapel of Our Lady of True Help, in Gouesnac'h

Coat of arms
Location of Gouesnac'h
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Coordinates: 47°54′41″N 4°06′49″W / 47.9114°N 4.1136°W / 47.9114; -4.1136Coordinates: 47°54′41″N 4°06′49″W / 47.9114°N 4.1136°W / 47.9114; -4.1136
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentFinistère
ArrondissementQuimper
CantonFouesnant
IntercommunalityPays Fouesnantais
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Gildas Gicquel
Area
1
17.07 km2 (6.59 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,819
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
29060 /29950
Elevation0–58 m (0–190 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Gouesnac'h (Breton: Gouenac'h) is a commune in the Finistère department and administrative region of Brittany in north-western France.

Geography

The small village of Gouesnac'h is located between the Quimper (mediaeval town)/Bénodet (seaside resort) road and the wonderful Odet River.

History

Celtic presence before the Roman invasion. Roman defensive place. Medieval activities and several Catholic foundations.

Sights

With breath-taking views of the entire area, the Boutiguéry Park is dedicated to rhododendrons (30,000 plants) and azaleas.

  • Church Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul (1630)
  • Chapel Notre-Dame du Vray Secours (1729)
  • Chapel Sainte-Barbe (ruins)
  • Chapel Saint-Cadou (1578)
  • Chapel Saint-Maudet
  • 5th-7th centuries oratorio (ruins)
  • Saint-Herbot's oratorio (16th century)

Population

Inhabitants of Gouesnac'h are known in French as Gouesnachais.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
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