Paimpont (French pronunciation: ​[pɛ̃pɔ̃]; Breton: Pempont; Gallo: Penpont) is a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department in Brittany in northwestern France.

Paimpont
Pempont
Abbey
Abbey
Coat of arms of Paimpont
Location of Paimpont
Paimpont is located in France
Paimpont
Paimpont
Paimpont is located in Brittany
Paimpont
Paimpont
Coordinates: 48°01′08″N 2°10′11″W / 48.0189°N 2.1697°W / 48.0189; -2.1697Coordinates: 48°01′08″N 2°10′11″W / 48.0189°N 2.1697°W / 48.0189; -2.1697
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentIlle-et-Vilaine
ArrondissementRennes
CantonMontfort-sur-Meu
IntercommunalityBrocéliande
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Alain Lefeuvre[1]
Area
1
110.28 km2 (42.58 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
1,772
 • Density16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
35211 /35380
Elevation62–258 m (203–846 ft)
(avg. 160 m or 520 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The name is a compound of Old Breton pen "head" and the Latin borrowing pont "bridge" and is first attested in the 9th century in the Latinised form Caput Pontis and then in 870 CE as Penpont.[3] The town grew up around the abbey of Our Lady of Paimpont [Wikidata], which was founded by the Breton king and Catholic saint Judicael in 645 CE on the shore of a small lake now known as the Étang de Paimpont.[4]

PopulationEdit

Inhabitants of Paimpont are called Paimpontais in French.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,637—    
19681,714+4.7%
19751,559−9.0%
19821,449−7.1%
19901,385−4.4%
19991,395+0.7%
20081,641+17.6%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French). data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 13 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ Dauzat, Albert; Rostaing, Charles (1979). Dictionnaire étymologique des noms de lieu en France. Paris: Librairie Guénégaud. pp. 515–6. ISBN 2-85023-076-6.
  4. ^ "Abbaye de Paimpont". Brocéliande (in French). Retrieved 2020-08-14.

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