Redon, Ille-et-Vilaine

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The town hall and tower of the abbey
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Coordinates: 47°39′08″N2°05′01″W / 47.6522°N 2.0836°W / 47.6522; -2.0836 Coordinates: 47°39′08″N2°05′01″W / 47.6522°N 2.0836°W / 47.6522; -2.0836
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Ille-et-Vilaine
Arrondissement Redon
Canton Redon
Intercommunality Redon Agglomération
Government
  Mayor (20142020) Pascal Duchêne (UDI)
Area
1
15.09 km2 (5.83 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01) [1]
9,014
  Density600/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
35236 /35600
Elevation0–73 m (0–240 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Redon (French pronunciation:  [ʁə.dɔ̃] ; Breton pronunciation:  [ˈreːdõn] ) is a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department in Brittany in northwestern France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department.

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Geography

Redon borders the Morbihan and Loire-Atlantique departments.

It is situated at the junction of the Oust and Vilaine rivers and Nantes-Brest canal, which makes it well known for its autumn and winter floods.

It is located at 50 km from Nantes, Rennes, Vannes and their airports

The town has a station whose connects Quimper and Rennes then Paris in 2h05

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Lock's port of Redon

History

Very little information exists about this area before 832, however it would seem that there was a parish by the name of Riedones which gave the town its name. In 832, Conwoion, a Breton monk with the help of the Carolingian Emperor Louis le Pieux founded the abbey of Saint-Sauveur de Redon. Today, documents relating to the life of the abbey still exist.

The town developed around the abbey until a small rural community of 6,000 inhabitants was formed in the 1960s.

In the Middle Ages, Redon benefited from maritime commerce due to its location on the Vilaine.

Population

Inhabitants of Redon are called Redonnais / Redonnaises in French.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19628,876    
19689,363+5.5%
19759,649+3.1%
19829,170−5.0%
19909,260+1.0%
19999,499+2.6%
20099,493−0.1%
20148,921−6.0%
20168,889−0.4%

Breton language

The municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on 10 October 2008.

In 2008, 14.31% of primary-school children attended bilingual schools. [2]

Economy

Cultural life

International relations

Twin towns – Sister cities

Redon is twinned with:

See also

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References

  1. "Populations légales 2017". INSEE . Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. (in French)Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue
  3. "British towns twinned with French towns". Archant Community Media Ltd. Retrieved 2013-07-11.