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Quimper(kăNpĕr`), town (1990 pop. 62,541), capital of Finistère dept., NW France, in Brittany, near the Bay of Biscay. It is famous for its pottery (quimper or Brittany ware) and also has textile, food, and furniture industries. It was once the capital of the Breton county of CornouailleCornouaille
, district of Brittany, NW France, comprising parts of Finistère, Côtes-d'Armor, and Morbihan depts. The name was probably brought by Britons who fled Cornwall at the time of the Anglo-Saxon invasions (c.500).
..... Click the link for more information. . It has a Gothic cathedral (13th–16th cent.).
a city and port in Brittany, northwestern France, at the mouth of the Odet River. Administrative center of the department of Finistère. Population 58,000 (1968). A transportation junction, the city is noted for the production of what is known as Quimper, or Breton, pottery. Other industries include the production of agricultural machines, cables, paper, cigarettes, cider, and canned goods (fruités, vegetables, and sardines). Quimper is also a popular tourist center.