Fouesnant (French pronunciation: ​[fwɛnɑ̃]; Fouenant or Fouen in Breton) is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. Fouesnant is bordered to the south by the Baie de La Forêt.

Fouesnant
Fouenant
Île aux Moutons Lighthouse (Glénan islands, Fouesnant)
Île aux Moutons Lighthouse (Glénan islands, Fouesnant)
Flag of Fouesnant
Coat of arms of Fouesnant
Location of Fouesnant
Fouesnant is located in France
Fouesnant
Fouesnant
Fouesnant is located in Brittany
Fouesnant
Fouesnant
Coordinates: 47°53′39″N 4°00′39″W / 47.8942°N 4.0108°W / 47.8942; -4.0108Coordinates: 47°53′39″N 4°00′39″W / 47.8942°N 4.0108°W / 47.8942; -4.0108
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentFinistère
ArrondissementQuimper
CantonFouesnant
IntercommunalityPays Fouesnantais
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Roger Le Goff[1]
Area
1
32.76 km2 (12.65 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
9,864
 • Density300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
29058 /29170
Elevation0–74 m (0–243 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

It lies on the south coast of Finistère and is bordered by the communes of: Bénodet and Pleuven to the west, Saint-Évarzec to the north, and La Forêt-Fouesnant to the east. It has 15 km of coastline on its south side, with a long beach running west between the headlands of Beg-Meil and Mousterlin, as well as the idyllic Cap-Coz just to the east at the top of the Baie de la Foret, making it a popular tourist destination. The town is at the heart of a very fertile area, is well-endowed with orchards and is regarded as the source of the very best Breton cider. Every July this is celebrated with the 'Fete des Pommiers' (Festival of the Apple Trees), an event that takes over the town centre with music, dance and various competitions. Fouesnant hosts a popular street market in and around the town square every Friday morning.

PopulationEdit

Inhabitants of Fouesnant are called in French Fouesnantais.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793 2,573—    
1800 2,541−1.2%
1806 2,385−6.1%
1821 2,543+6.6%
1831 3,120+22.7%
1836 3,246+4.0%
1841 3,172−2.3%
1846 3,224+1.6%
1851 3,363+4.3%
1856 3,466+3.1%
1861 3,335−3.8%
1866 3,442+3.2%
YearPop.±%
1872 3,461+0.6%
1876 2,178−37.1%
1881 2,225+2.2%
1886 2,543+14.3%
1891 2,776+9.2%
1896 2,911+4.9%
1901 3,214+10.4%
1906 3,350+4.2%
1911 3,411+1.8%
1921 3,260−4.4%
1926 3,452+5.9%
1931 3,499+1.4%
YearPop.±%
1936 3,468−0.9%
1946 3,537+2.0%
1954 3,580+1.2%
1962 3,758+5.0%
1968 3,962+5.4%
1975 4,653+17.4%
1982 5,239+12.6%
1990 6,524+24.5%
1999 8,063+23.6%
2008 9,557+18.5%

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.

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