Bruz

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Bruz
Castle of Carcé
Castle of Carcé
Coat of arms of Bruz
Coat of arms
Bruz is located in France
Bruz
Bruz
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Country France
Region Brittany
Department Ille-et-Vilaine
Arrondissement Rennes
Canton Bruz
Intercommunality Rennes Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Auguste Louapre
Area1 29.95 km2 (11.56 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 16,670
 • Density 560/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 35047 / 35170
Elevation 12–99 m (39–325 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Bruz is a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department in Brittany in northwestern France.

Geography

Bruz is located near the center of the Ille-et-Vilaine department, 14 km from Rennes.

It is near the Vilaine river and her tributaries, the Seiche river being the most important.

Population

Inhabitants of Bruz are called Bruzois in French.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 2,307 —    
1800 2,173 −5.8%
1806 2,048 −5.8%
1821 2,198 +7.3%
1831 2,280 +3.7%
1836 2,233 −2.1%
1841 2,409 +7.9%
1846 2,460 +2.1%
1851 2,458 −0.1%
1856 2,530 +2.9%
1861 2,677 +5.8%
1866 3,006 +12.3%
1872 2,836 −5.7%
1876 2,828 −0.3%
1881 3,003 +6.2%
1886 3,126 +4.1%
1891 3,432 +9.8%
1896 3,503 +2.1%
1901 3,455 −1.4%
1906 2,864 −17.1%
1911 2,909 +1.6%
1921 2,751 −5.4%
1926 2,664 −3.2%
1931 2,900 +8.9%
1936 2,799 −3.5%
1946 2,820 +0.8%
1954 3,814 +35.2%
1962 4,213 +10.5%
1968 5,969 +41.7%
1975 7,281 +22.0%
1982 7,856 +7.9%
1990 8,114 +3.3%
1999 13,207 +62.8%
2008 15,587 +18.0%
2011 16,612 +6.6%

Mayors

Several streets and places are named after previous mayors : François Joly (from 1919 to 1944), Joseph Jan.

The mairie (City hall) is right in the centre of the town.

Breton language

In 2008, 3.76% of children attended bilingual primary schools.[1] The municipality signed the Ya d'ar brezhoneg charter on 1 October 2011.[2]

The name of the commune stay Bruz in Breton.

See also

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