Le Conquet

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Le Conquet
Konk-Leon
Port of Le Conquet with bridge
Port of Le Conquet with bridge
Le Conquet is located in France
Le Conquet
Le Conquet
Coordinates: 48°21′31″N 4°46′14″W / 48.3586°N 4.7706°W / 48.3586; -4.7706Coordinates: 48°21′31″N 4°46′14″W / 48.3586°N 4.7706°W / 48.3586; -4.7706
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Finistère
Arrondissement Brest
Canton Saint-Renan
Intercommunality Pays d'Iroise
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Xavier Jean
Area
 • Land1 8.45 km2 (3.26 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 2,604
 • Population2 density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 29040 / 29217
Elevation 0–51 m (0–167 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.

Le Conquet (Konk-Leon in Breton) is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France.

Geography[edit]

Le Conquet is a fishing port in the northwest of Brittany. It has a ferry service to the islands of Ouessant and Molène.

History[edit]

As he fled England in exile, Henry Tudor landed in Le Conquet rather than France due to a storm that blew his ship off course.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Le Conquet are called in French Conquetois.

Historical population of Le Conquet
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2008
Population 1891 1811 1881 2011 2149 2408 2604

Sights[edit]

The tomb of Jean-François Le Gonidec

Chapel dedicated to Michel Le Nobletz

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