Kerlouan

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Kerlouan
Kerlouan
Kerlouan is located in France
Kerlouan
Kerlouan
Coordinates: 48°38′46″N 4°21′52″W / 48.6461°N 4.3644°W / 48.6461; -4.3644Coordinates: 48°38′46″N 4°21′52″W / 48.6461°N 4.3644°W / 48.6461; -4.3644
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Finistère
Arrondissement Brest
Canton Lesneven
Intercommunality Pays de Lesneven et de la Côte des Légendes
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Charlotte Abiven
Area
 • Land1 17.80 km2 (6.87 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 2,272
 • Population2 density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 29091 / 29890
Elevation 0–61 m (0–200 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.

Kerlouan (Breton: Kerlouan) is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in northwestern France not far from Brest. It also contains the village of Meneham.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Kerlouan are called in French Kerlouanais.

Historical population of Kerlouan
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2008
Population 2717 2693 2656 2572 2406 2238 2272

Fishing hamlet of Meneham[edit]

Meneham

The village of Meneham was initially built as a lookout post in the 17th century by Vauban. The main building has the distinction of having a stone roof. The inhabitants came to steal the wood used for the fire.

The lookout is built around many huge granite rocks. This village is almost deserted and in disrepair in the 1990s. A rehabilitation operation is then initiated from 2004.

The old cottage is now the Village Inn (restaurant).

Sights[edit]

  • Kerlouan transmitter, for transmitting orders to submerged submarines in VLF-range.
  • The coast is an other great point of interest, as the beaches of "Boutrouille" or "Le Fanal", and for climbers the "île aux vaches".
  • Le Gallion restaurant is located in the northwestern part of the main town.

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