Combourg


Combourg (Breton: Komborn, Gallo: Conbórn) is a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department in Brittany in northwestern France.

Combourg

Komborn

Coat of arms
Location of Combourg
Combourg
Combourg
Coordinates: 48°24′34″N 1°45′02″W
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentIlle-et-Vilaine
ArrondissementSaint-Malo
CantonCombourg
IntercommunalityBretagne Romantique
Government
  Mayor (20142020) Joël Le Besco
Area
1
63.55 km2 (24.54 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
5,940
  Density93/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
35085 /35270
Elevation29–120 m (95–394 ft)
(avg. 66 m or 217 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Population

Inhabitants of Combourg are called Combourgeois and, more rarely Combournais, in French.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1810 4,170    
1962 4,339+4.1%
1968 4,457+2.7%
1975 4,647+4.3%
1982 4,733+1.9%
1990 4,843+2.3%
1999 4,850+0.1%
2008 5,572+14.9%

History

The town is part of the Patrimoine Urbain de Bretagne and labelled as one of Les Petites Cités de Caractère. Combourg is considered the "cradle of Romanticism" in French literature due to the renowned French writer François-René de Chateaubriand who spent part of his youth in his family's castle, the Château de Combourg. He describes the village and medieval castle in his Mémoirs from Beyond the Grave.

Combourg is located between the cities of Rennes and Saint-Malo in Brittany. It is approximately 386 km from Paris, 39 km from Rennes and 36 km from Saint-Malo .

Personalities

François-René de Chateaubriand (1768–1848), known as the father of Romanticism in French literature, spent his childhood in his family's castle, the Château de Combourg.

International relations

Combourg is twinned with Waldmünchen, in Bavaria, Germany.

Gallery

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.