Arzon

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Arzon
Arzhon-Rewiz
Port-Navalo
Port-Navalo
Arzon is located in France
Arzon
Arzon
Coordinates: 47°32′55″N 2°53′25″W / 47.5486°N 2.8903°W / 47.5486; -2.8903Coordinates: 47°32′55″N 2°53′25″W / 47.5486°N 2.8903°W / 47.5486; -2.8903
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Morbihan
Arrondissement Vannes
Canton Sarzeau
Intercommunality Presqu'île de Rhuys
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Labove
Area
 • Land1 8.93 km2 (3.45 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 2,132
 • Population2 density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 56005 / 56640
Elevation 0–36 m (0–118 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Arzon (Arzhon-Rewiz in Breton) is a commune located at the extremity of the Rhuys peninsula in the Morbihan department in the Brittany region in northwestern France.

Geography[edit]

Arzon is said to be the French village with the longest coastal area in France (see map). Arzon marks the east entrance to the Gulf of Morbihan.

There are two seaside resorts in the commune:

  • Port-Navalo (Porzh Noalou), dating from the nineteenth century
  • Le Crouesty (Ar C'hroesti), in constant development since the 1970s

Several hamlets are located on the territory of the commune: Monteno, Kerners, Béninze, Tumiac, Kerjouanno.

Tourism[edit]

Arzon is a popular summer resort. In winter, fall and spring, only two "gendarmes" (French military police) work in Arzon, but in the summer there are far more to cope with the influx of tourists.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Arzon are called Arzonais.

International relations[edit]

Arzon is twinned with Lahinch, Ireland.

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