Saint-Maudez

Saint-Maudez (Breton: Sant-Maodez) is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department of Brittany in northwestern France. It is named after the Breton Saint Maudez.

Saint-Maudez

Sant-Maodez
A general view of Saint-Maudez
A general view of Saint-Maudez
Coat of arms of Saint-Maudez
Coat of arms
Location of Saint-Maudez
Saint-Maudez is located in France
Saint-Maudez
Saint-Maudez
Saint-Maudez is located in Brittany
Saint-Maudez
Saint-Maudez
Coordinates: 48°27′12″N 2°10′52″W / 48.4533°N 2.1811°W / 48.4533; -2.1811Coordinates: 48°27′12″N 2°10′52″W / 48.4533°N 2.1811°W / 48.4533; -2.1811
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentCôtes-d'Armor
ArrondissementDinan
CantonPlancoët
IntercommunalityDinan Agglomération
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Frédéric Chapron
Area
1
5.09 km2 (1.97 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
282
 • Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
22315 /22980
Elevation39–104 m (128–341 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

HistoryEdit

St. Maudez is the tenth son of the King of Ireland Erelus (or Erelea or Ardea) and Gentuse or Getive, his wife. Saint-Maudez landed in Brittany, around 528, not far from Dol, with his sister Saint Juvette and two disciples, Saint Botmel and Saint Tudy.

HeraldicEdit

Blazon = Carved: 1st of silver sown with shadows of ermine speckles with a line of azure, a lion gules crowned with gold debruising, 2nd of azure sown shadows of ermine speckles and at Saint Maudet bypassed halo issuant from the point and holding his episcopal crozier, all in shadow with the silver line.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962184—    
1968236+28.3%
1975229−3.0%
1982207−9.6%
1990222+7.2%
1999226+1.8%
2008281+24.3%
2011307+9.3%
2016293−4.6%

Inhabitants of Saint-Maudez are called maudéziens in French.

Places and monumentsEdit

  • The church Saint-Maudez, the millennial yew,[2] its parish enclosure and the cross of the Templar Knights (registered in the inventory of historical monuments on 28/10/1926 under the reference PA000896446)
  • The Orrhins Crosses (see below)
  • The Gouyon fountain [3]
  • The Thaumatz Castle [4] (private)
  • Many old remarkable houses

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ https://krapooarboricole.wordpress.com/2010/11/18/lif-millenaire-de-saint-maudez-cotes-darmor/
  3. ^ https://www.fontainesdefrance.info/fontaines/la-fontaine-de-lheurmel-ou-fontaine-de-gouyon/
  4. ^ https://www.geneanet.org/cartes-postales/view/6306989#0

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