Brech (French pronunciation: ​[bʁɛk]; Breton: Brec'h, [ˈbrɛːx]) is a commune in the Morbihan department, region of Brittany, northwestern France.

Brech
Brec'h
The museum of Saint-Dégan
The museum of Saint-Dégan
Location of Brech
Brech is located in France
Brech
Brech
Brech is located in Brittany
Brech
Brech
Coordinates: 47°43′17″N 2°59′40″W / 47.7214°N 2.9944°W / 47.7214; -2.9944Coordinates: 47°43′17″N 2°59′40″W / 47.7214°N 2.9944°W / 47.7214; -2.9944
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentMorbihan
ArrondissementLorient
CantonPluvigner
IntercommunalityAuray Quiberon Terre Atlantique
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Fabrice Robelet[1]
Area
1
40.86 km2 (15.78 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
6,660
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
56023 /56400
Elevation0–66 m (0–217 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

PopulationEdit

Inhabitants of Brec'h are called in French Brechois.

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1968 2,909—    
1975 3,079+0.81%
1982 3,554+2.07%
1990 3,990+1.46%
1999 4,500+1.35%
2007 6,125+3.93%
2012 6,616+1.55%
2017 6,637+0.06%
Source: INSEE[3]

Breton languageEdit

In 2008, 19.56% of primary-school children attended bilingual schools.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Maires du Morbihan" (PDF). Préfecture du Morbihan. 7 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  4. ^ (in French) Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue

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