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Runan (Côtes-d’Armor)

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Runan
Runan (Frankreich)
Runan
Region Brittany
Department (No) Côtes-d’Armor (22)
Arrondissement Guingamp
Canton Bégard
Community association Guingamp Paimpol Armor Argoat Agglomération
Coordinates 48° 42′ N, 3° 13′ WCoordinates 48° 42′ N, 3° 13′ W
Height 25–102 m
Area 5,25 km²
Inhabitants 246 (January 1, 2018)
Population density 47 inhabitants/km²
Postal code 22260
INSEE code

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.

History

  • 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.

Population development

Year 1962 1968 1990 1999 2007 2016
Inhabitants 314 276 227 225 249 233
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.

Literature

  • Le Patrimoine des Communes des Côtes-d’Armor. Flohic Editions, vol. 2, Paris 1998, ISBN 2-84234-017-5, pp. 1102-1104.

Web links

Commons: Runan– Collection of pictures, videos and audio files