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Saint-Brieuc

Sant-Brieg
Saint-Brieuc Cathedral
Saint-Brieuc Cathedral
Coat of arms of Saint-Brieuc
Coat of arms
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Coordinates: 48°30′49″N 2°45′55″W / 48.5136°N 2.7653°W / 48.5136; -2.7653Coordinates: 48°30′49″N 2°45′55″W / 48.5136°N 2.7653°W / 48.5136; -2.7653
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Côtes-d'Armor
Arrondissement Saint-Brieuc
Intercommunality Saint-Brieuc
Area
1
21.88 km2 (8.45 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
45,936
 • Density 2,099.5/km2 (5,437.6/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
22278 /22000
Elevation 0–134 m (0–440 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint-Brieuc is a commune. It is the prefecture of the Côtes-d'Armor department in Brittany.

Born in Saint-Brieuc

  • Émile Durand (1830–1903), music theorist and teacher
  • Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam (1838–1889), symbolist writer
  • Louis Auguste Harel de La Noë (1852-1931), engineer
  • Célestin Bouglé (1870–1940), philosopher
  • Octave-Louis Aubert (1870–1950), editor
  • Louis Guilloux (1899–1980), writer
  • Henri Nomy (1899–1971), admiral
  • Maryvonne Dupureur (1937–2008), athlete, Olympic 800m silver medallist
  • Patrick Dewaere (1947–1982), actor
  • Anne-Marie Idrac (1951- ), politician
  • Kévin Théophile-Catherine, footballer
  • Mamadou Wague, footballer
  • Yelle (Julie Budet) 1983 – present, musician

Sister cities

Saint-Brieuc préfecture of the Côtes-d'Armor is twinned with :

  • Germany Alsdorf, Germany, since 1970
  • Wales Aberystwyth, Wales, since 1973
  • Greece Agia Paraskevi, Greece, since 1991

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