Larmor-Plage

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Larmor-Plage
An Arvor
Larmor-Plage and the Blavet river
Larmor-Plage and the Blavet river
Larmor-Plage is located in France
Larmor-Plage
Larmor-Plage
Coordinates: 47°42′26″N 3°22′59″W / 47.7072°N 3.3831°W / 47.7072; -3.3831Coordinates: 47°42′26″N 3°22′59″W / 47.7072°N 3.3831°W / 47.7072; -3.3831
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Morbihan
Arrondissement Lorient
Canton Ploemeur
Intercommunality Pays de Lorient
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Victor Tonnerre
Area1 7.27 km2 (2.81 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 8,470
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 56107 / 56260
Elevation 0–39 m (0–128 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.

Larmor-Plage (Breton: An Arvor) is a commune in the Morbihan department of Brittany in north-western France.

History[edit]

Larmor-Plage was created as a new commune in 1925. Before that, it came within the administrative area of the town of Ploemeur. It was almost completely destroyed in World War II.

Larmor Plage is twinned with the town of Youghal in County Cork, Ireland.

Sights[edit]

The church Notre-Dame-de-Larmor is located in the centre of the town. It was built in the fifteenth century.

Environment[edit]

Kerguelen is a natural park.

Sports[edit]

Windsurfing is an important activity. The nautical centre of Kerguelen is the first school of sailing in France.

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