|Department (No)||Côtes-d’Armor (22)|
|Community association||Guingamp Paimpol Armor Argoat Agglomération|
|Inhabitants||246 (January 1, 2018)|
|Population density||47 inhabitants/km²|
Church Notre-Dame in Runan
Runan is a commune in France with 246 inhabitants as of 1 January 2018 in the Brittany region in the Côtes-d’Armor department.
- Originally, in the area of Runan was a pagan place of worship in honor of the god Belenus.
- The territory was eventually transferred to the Order of the Temple.
- In 1312 Runan was taken over by the Order of Saint John and from then on it was attached to the Commandery of Palacret.
- The monks of Palacret built the present church of Notre-Dame in the 14th and 15th centuries and ran a hospital and leper home here.
- Runan did not become an independent municipality until September 1, 1986.
|Sources: Cassini and INSEE|
After a sharp decline, the population has stabilised again since the 1990s.
Places of interest
- Church of Notre-Dame, from the 14th and 15th centuries with crucifixion window (Monument historique)
- Runan has an enclosed parish which is well worth seeing.
- Le Patrimoine des Communes des Côtes-d’Armor. Flohic Editions, vol. 2, Paris 1998, ISBN 2-84234-017-5, pp. 1102-1104.
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