Guingamp

Guingamp

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Guingamp

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Guingamp () is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department in Brittany in northwestern France.

Population



Inhabitants of Guingamp are called guingampais.

Breton language

The municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on 8 July 2008.

In 2008, 15.89% of primary school children attended bilingual schools. Ofis ar Brezhoneg:

Culture

The Breton dance festival of Saint-Loup is held every year in mid-August.

Then there is the annual ‘pardon’, which brings pilgrims to pay homage to the ‘Black Virgin’ in the Basilica of Notre Dame de Bon Secours.

Guingamp is home to the 2008-9 Coupe de France holders En Avant de Guingamp, a football team in Ligue 2, the second-highest league in French football.

History

The town has, like many others in the region, a rich and interesting history. This is exemplified in the remains of Guingamp’s three castles, razed to ground level by the order of Richelieu and now reduced to three towers.

Vincent de Bourbon, great grandson of Louis XIV, was Count of Guingamp from 1748 till his death in 1755.

Personalities



Sister cities

Guingamp is twinned with:

See also



References



External links

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