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Quéven

Kewenn
The Chapel of the Trinity, in Quéven
Location of Quéven
Quéven
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Quéven
Coordinates: 47°47′22″N 3°24′50″W / 47.7894°N 3.4139°W / 47.7894; -3.4139Coordinates: 47°47′22″N 3°24′50″W / 47.7894°N 3.4139°W / 47.7894; -3.4139
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentMorbihan
ArrondissementLorient
CantonPloemeur
IntercommunalityLorient Agglomération
Government
 • Mayor (2014—2020) Marc Boutruche
Area
1
23.93 km2 (9.24 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
8,792
 • Density370/km2 (950/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
56185 /56530
Elevation2–66 m (6.6–216.5 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Quéven [kevɑ̃] (Breton: Kewenn) is a commune in the Morbihan department of Brittany in north-western France.

History

During World War I, Quéven lost one hundred and one of its children.

In January 1945, the city of Toulouse accepted , via its mayor Raymond Badiou the adoption of the wounded city and in consequence the sponsorship proposed 23 December 1945 by the Mayor, Louis Kermabon.

In memory of this help the city of Quéven will inaugurate a "Place de Toulouse" and Toulouse a "Rue de Quéven".

The city of Queven has been honoured 25 September 1949 with Cross of War 1929-1945 by the citation 11 November 1948 of the Ministry of the Armed Force, Max Lejeune.

Twin towns

Quéven is twinned with:

Demographics

Inhabitants of Quéven are called in French Quévenois.

Breton language

The municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on 26 September 2008.

In 2008, there was 1,83% of the children attended the bilingual schools in primary education.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ (in French) Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue
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