Locoal-Mendon

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Locoal-Mendon
Lokoal-Mendon
The path of Cadoudal, in Locoal-Mendon
The path of Cadoudal, in Locoal-Mendon
Locoal-Mendon is located in France
Locoal-Mendon
Locoal-Mendon
Coordinates: 47°42′45″N 3°06′14″W / 47.7125°N 3.1039°W / 47.7125; -3.1039Coordinates: 47°42′45″N 3°06′14″W / 47.7125°N 3.1039°W / 47.7125; -3.1039
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Morbihan
Arrondissement Lorient
Canton Belz
Intercommunality Ria d'Étel
Government
 • Mayor (2008—2014) Louis Hervé
Area1 37.50 km2 (14.48 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 2,182
 • Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 56119 / 56550
Elevation 0–42 m (0–138 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.

Locoal-Mendon (Breton: Lokoal-Mendon) is a commune in the Morbihan department of Brittany in north-western France.

Toponymy[edit]

Known as Locus Sancti Guitali in 1037 and Sanctus Gudualus in 1387. From the Breton lok which means hermitage (cf.: Locminé), and Goal which is a name for the Breton saint Gudwal, Gurval or Gutual, eponym also of Gulval. Mendon is derives probably from the Breton men which means rock and don which means deep.

Breton language[edit]

In 2008, there was 17,81% of the children attended the bilingual schools in primary education.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (French) Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue

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