Port Tudy, main harbor of Groix island
|Intercommunality||Pays de Lorient|
|• Mayor (2008—2014)||Eric Regenermel|
|• Land1||14.82 km2 (5.72 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||150/km2 (400/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||56069 / 56590|
|Elevation||0–48 m (0–157 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.
Groix lies a few kilometres off the coast of Lorient. Several ferries a day run from Lorient to Groix.
There are a few small towns on the island. High cliffs are on its north coast and sandy beaches in secluded coves on the south coast. Groix is also home to a wide variety of sea birds.
The geology of Groix is distinct from that of the nearby continent, and the east and south coasts have been designated a mineral nature reserve since 1982. More than 60 minerals can be found on the island, particularly blue glaucophane (observable on the surface), epidote or garnet. The island mainly consists of schist.
Inhabitants of Groix are called Groisillons.
- May, Peter. Freeze Frame. Poison Pen Press: Scottsdale, Ariz., 2010. ISBN #1590587081
- "Gildas, the cabin boy from Groix" 2007 by the students of College Saint Tudy-ile de Groix-*
- Official site (French)
- Ile de Groix
- Groix info
- Geomorphology of the area
- French Ministry of Culture list for Groix (French)
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