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Finistère (Department, France): Intermunicipal Authorities

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Index of the Intermunicipal Authorities

  • Métropole (1)
  • Communautés d'agglomération (6)
    • Concarneau Cornouaille Agglomération
    • Morlaix Communauté
    • Quimper Bretagne Occidentale
    • Quimperlé Communauté
  • Communautés de communes (16)
    • Cap Sizun - Pointe du Raz
    • Douarnenez Communauté
    • Haute Cornouaille
    • Haut-Léon Communauté
    • Haut Pays Bigouden
    • Lesneven Côte des Légendes
    • Monts d'Arrée Communauté
    • Pays Bigouden Sud
    • Pays de Landerneau-Daoulas
    • Pays de Landivisiau
    • Pays des Abers
    • Pays d'Iroise
    • Pays Fouesnantais
    • Pleyben-Châteaulin-Porzay
    • Poher Communauté
    • Presqu'île de Crozon-Aulne maritime

Brest Métropole

On 1 January 2015, the authority was renamed to Brest métropole, highlighting its new status of métropole.

Olivier Touzeau, 24 May 2014


Brest métropole océane

Flag of Brest métropole océane - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 24 May 2014, after a photo published in La Gazette des communes

Brest métropole océane groups eight municipalities (all together, 213,221 inhabitants; 220 sq. km; website). The authority is seated in Brest, the biggest municipality of the community (114,868 inh.); the other members of the community are Bohars (3,554 inh.), Gouesnou (6,262 inh.), Guilers (7,613 inh.), Guipavas (13,909 inh.), Le Relecq-Kerhuon (11,121 inh.), Plougastel- Daoulas (13,708 inh.), and Plouzané (12,186 inh.).
The Communauté urbainz de Brest, established in 1974, was renamed to Brest métropole océane in 2005.

The flag of the authority is dark red with the authority's logo, in white monochrome version.
The logo, designed in November 2004, was modified on 18 February 2005 (most probably, following the modification of the name of the authority). The stand-alone logo has a white background, the writing in gray and the seamen's knot white on a dark red background.

Olivier Touzeau & Ivan Sache, 24 May 2014


Cap Sizun - Pointe du Raz

Flag of Cap Sizun - Pointe du Raz - Image by Ivan Sache, 30 April 2006

Cap Sizun is the southernmost point of the department of Finistère. Very isolated, Cap Sizun has maintained a very specific cultural identity proudly defended by its inhabitants, called Capistes.
Cap Sizun is mostly known for the fishing port of Audierne and the Pointe du Raz, one of the most visited sites in France. The place was so crowded that a conservation and restoration plan had to be set up some years ago.

Communauté de communes de Cap Sizun - Pointe du Raz, was created on 17 December 1993. The municipalities members of the community are: Audierne (seat), Beuzec-Cap-Sizun, Cléden-Cap-Sizun, Confort-Meilars, Esquibien, Goulien, Mahalon, Plogoff, Plouhinec, Pont-Croix, Primelin and Sein.

The flag of Communauté de communes du Cap Sizun - Pointe du Raz is based on the logotype of the authority. It shows on a white background a sketchy geographical representation of the region framed within a light blue border. The green "leaf" represents Cap Sizun; the notch in the lower right part of the "leaf" most probably represents the river Goyen, which is navigable from Audierne to Pont-Croix. The green triangle on the left of the logotype probably stands for the island of Sein, whereas the blue item between the Pointe du Raz and the island of Sein must represent the Vieille lighthouse. The 12 blue stars represent the 12 municipalities members of the institution.

Ivan Sache, 18 January 2008