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Penvénan

Perwenan
Notre-Dame du Port-Blanc

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Location of Penvénan
Penvénan
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Penvénan
Coordinates: 48°48′44″N 3°17′37″W / 48.8122°N 3.2936°W / 48.8122; -3.2936Coordinates: 48°48′44″N 3°17′37″W / 48.8122°N 3.2936°W / 48.8122; -3.2936
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentCôtes-d'Armor
ArrondissementLannion
CantonTréguier
IntercommunalityTrois Rivières
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Michel Deniau
Area
1
19.84 km2 (7.66 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
2,538
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
22166 /22710
Elevation0–92 m (0–302 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Penvénan (Breton: Perwenan) is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department of Brittany in northwestern France.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19622,465—    
19682,508+1.7%
19752,614+4.2%
19822,450−6.3%
19902,489+1.6%
19992,434−2.2%
20082,617+7.5%

Inhabitants of Penvénan are called penvénannais in French.

Buguélès and islands

The town itself is inland, but the commune is best known for coastal hamlets of Buguélès and Port-Blanc, popular tourist spots from the late 19th century, and formers homes of Anatole Le Braz and Théodore Botrel. Charles Lindbergh, Aldous Huxley and Alexis Carrel also lived there for periods. Lindbergh lived on the island of Île Illiec of Buguélès, which he owned. Buguélès is also the location of the annual Pardon of Saint Gildas, a significant religious festival, and of the "sunken" chapel of Notre-Dame. A group of islands are off the coast, notably the Isle of Saint Gildas, containing a chapel from the 9th century.

Breton language

The municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on January 16, 2007.

In 2008, 19.93% of primary school children attended bilingual schools.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ (in French) Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue
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