Rohan, Morbihan

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Rohan
Roc’han
Coat of arms of Rohan
Coat of arms
Rohan is located in France
Rohan
Rohan
Coordinates: 48°04′09″N 2°45′06″W / 48.0692°N 2.7517°W / 48.0692; -2.7517Coordinates: 48°04′09″N 2°45′06″W / 48.0692°N 2.7517°W / 48.0692; -2.7517
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Morbihan
Arrondissement Pontivy
Canton Rohan
Intercommunality Pontivy
Government
 • Mayor (2008—2014) Bernard Nizan
Area
 • Land1 23.43 km2 (9.05 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 1,521
 • Population2 density 65/km2 (170/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 56198 / 56580
Elevation 60–150 m (200–490 ft)
(avg. 110 m or 360 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.

Rohan (Breton: Roc’han) is a commune in the Morbihan department in Brittany in north-western France.

It is the home to the House of Rohan, members of which included viscounts, dukes and princes and has had a prominent role in French history. The commune's coat of arms is identical to that of the family.

Geography[edit]

Rohan is situated on the banks of the river Oust and the Canal from Nantes to Brest (which merge for a part of their journey), upstream of Josselin and at the edge of a plateau.

Demographics[edit]

Inhabitants of Rohan are called Rohannais.

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