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Coordinates: 48°08′28″N 3°36′21″W / 48.1411°N 3.6058°W / 48.1411; -3.6058Coordinates: 48°08′28″N 3°36′21″W / 48.1411°N 3.6058°W / 48.1411; -3.6058{{#coordinates:48.1411|-3.6058|type:city(4193)_region:FR|||||| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> France</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Region</th><td> Brittany</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Department</th><td> Morbihan</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Arrondissement</th><td> Pontivy</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Gourin</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Pays du Roi Morvan</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Government</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Mayor (2008–2014) </th><td> David Le Solliec</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 74.72 km2 (28.85 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2006)2</th><td> 4,193</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 56/km2 (150/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 56066 / 56110</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> Script error: No such module "convert".</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left; font-size:smaller"> 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.</td></tr></table>

Gourin (Breton: Gourin) is a commune in the Morbihan département of Brittany in north-western France.

History

This small town is well known for the Révolte des Bonnets Rouges against local nobles at the end of the 17th century. The town is also known for being the origin of many immigrants to USA and Canada during the first part of the 20th century. It has a large copy of the Statue of Liberty standing in the main square opposite the town hall alongside the monument to the fallen soldiers of the 20th century who came from this region.

Gourin still has a large number of native Breton speakers. The people of this region are very proud of their Celtic heritage and have preserved many old customs and traditions.

Demographics

Inhabitants of Gourin are called in French Gourinois.

Breton language

In 2008, 18.32% of primary school children attended bilingual schools.[2]

People

  • The father of the Breton musician, Alan Stivell, was from Gourin.

Twinning

Gourin is twinned with the following place:

See also

References

  1. données officielles 2006 sur le site de l’INSEE
  2. Invalid language code. Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue

External links

Gourin
The Manor of Tronjoly
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