Arzon

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Arzon
Arzhon-Rewiz
Commune
Port-Navalo
Port-Navalo
Coat of arms of Arzon
Coat of arms
Arzon is located in France
Arzon
Arzon
Location within Brittany region
Arzon is located in Brittany
Arzon
Arzon
Coordinates: 47°32′55″N 2°53′25″W / 47.5486°N 2.8903°W / 47.5486; -2.8903Coordinates: 47°32′55″N 2°53′25″W / 47.5486°N 2.8903°W / 47.5486; -2.8903
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentMorbihan
ArrondissementVannes
CantonSéné
IntercommunalityGolfe du Morbihan - Vannes Agglomération
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Roland Tabart
Area18.93 km2 (3.45 sq mi)
Population (2015)22,095
 • Density230/km2 (610/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code56005 /56640
Elevation0–36 m (0–118 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.

Arzon (French pronunciation: ​[aʁzɔ̃]) or Arzhon-Rewiz in Breton (Breton pronunciation: [aʁxɔ̃n rewis]) is a commune located at the extremity of the Rhuys peninsula in the Morbihan department in the Brittany region in northwestern France.

Geography[edit]

Arzon is said to be the French village with the longest coastal area in France (see map). Arzon marks the east entrance to the Gulf of Morbihan.

There are two seaside resorts in the commune:

  • Port-Navalo (Porzh Noalou Breton pronunciation: [pɔʁx nœa'lœɥ]), dating from the nineteenth century
  • Le Crouesty (Ar C'hroesti Breton pronunciation: [œr xʁœes'tɛj]), in constant development since the 1970s

Several hamlets are located on the territory of the commune: Monteno, Kerners, Béninze, Tumiac, Kerjouanno.

Tourism[edit]

Arzon is a popular summer resort. In winter, fall and spring, only two "gendarmes" (French military police) work in Arzon, but in the summer there are far more to cope with the influx of tourists.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Arzon are called Arzonais.

International relations[edit]

Arzon is twinned with Lahinch, Ireland.

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