Laz, Finistère

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Laz
Laz
Laz is located in France
Laz
Laz
Coordinates: 48°08′18″N 3°50′02″W / 48.1383°N 3.8339°W / 48.1383; -3.8339Coordinates: 48°08′18″N 3°50′02″W / 48.1383°N 3.8339°W / 48.1383; -3.8339
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Finistère
Arrondissement Châteaulin
Canton Châteauneuf-du-Faou
Intercommunality Haute Cornouaille
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Annick Barré
Area
 • Land1 34.44 km2 (13.30 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 743
 • Population2 density 22/km2 (56/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 29122 / 29520
Elevation 31–295 m (102–968 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.

Laz is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France.

Geography[edit]

The commune is situated at the heart of a hilly and forest-covered region called the Montagnes Noires (black mountains) which extends for approximately 30 kilometres between the communes of Gourin to the east and Gouezec in the west.

The population of the commune is quite scattered, forming small settlements that could be considered as hamlets. Laz offers exceptional scenic outlooks over the valley of the Odet to the south and the canalized Aulne river and its serene locks to the north.

Economy[edit]

Agricultural development was held back by the French revolution and the subsequent royalist revolt, combined with poor soil conditions. The commune started to grow in the middle of the 19th century, when the use of fertiliser and other new techniques allowed the land to be brought into full agricultural use.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Laz are called in French Laziens.

Historical population of Laz, Finistère
Year 1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851 1856
Population 1280 1383 1133 1291 1358 1429 1404 1555 1433 1242
Year 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896 1901 1906
Population 1251 1250 1201 1209 1238 1245 1203 1313 1389 1412
Year 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954 1962 1968 1975
Population 1464 1383 1384 1370 1290 1211 1115 1025 996 863
Year 1982 1990 1999 2008
Population 786 706 694 843

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