Bangor, Morbihan

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Bangor
Bangor
Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Bangor is located in France
Bangor
Bangor
Coordinates: 47°18′57″N 3°11′14″W / 47.3158°N 3.1872°W / 47.3158; -3.1872Coordinates: 47°18′57″N 3°11′14″W / 47.3158°N 3.1872°W / 47.3158; -3.1872
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Morbihan
Arrondissement Lorient
Canton Belle-Île
Intercommunality Belle-Île-en-Mer
Government
 • Mayor (2008—2014) Pierre-Yves Desard
Area
 • Land1 25.54 km2 (9.86 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Population2 932
 • Population2 density 36/km2 (95/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 56009 / 56360
Elevation 0–58 m (0–190 ft)
(avg. 44 m or 144 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.

Bangor is a commune in the Morbihan département in Brittany in northwestern France. It is one of the four communes on the island Belle-Île-en-Mer'.

Situated in Bangor, the Goulphar lighthouse, also known as le Grand Phare, is one of the finest lighthouses on the coast of France. It was built in 1832-35. Its granite base rises to 47 m and the total height is some 87 m above the sea. The light is emitted every 3 seconds and every 7 seconds and can be seen up to 28 miles out to sea. It has been listed since 1995 as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.[2]

Inhabitants of Bangor are called Bangorins.

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