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Saint Nicolas chapel near Guer
Saint Nicolas chapel near Guer
Coat of arms of Guer
Coat of arms
Guer is located in France
Coordinates: 47°54′17″N 2°07′09″W / 47.9047°N 2.1192°W / 47.9047; -2.1192Coordinates: 47°54′17″N 2°07′09″W / 47.9047°N 2.1192°W / 47.9047; -2.1192
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Morbihan
Arrondissement Vannes
Canton Guer
Intercommunality Pays de Guer
 • Mayor (2008—2014) Jean-Luc Bléher
Area1 52.11 km2 (20.12 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 5,560
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 56075 /56380
Elevation 18–155 m (59–509 ft)
(avg. 50 m or 160 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.

Guer (Breton: Gwern-Porc'hoed) is a commune in the Morbihan department in Brittany in north-western France.

It is located at the edge of the famous Brocéliande Forest, which is the setting of the Round Table novels in Brittany. It is 43 km (27 mi) southwest from Rennes, the regional capital.

Camp Coëtquidan (Camp de Coëtquidan) is located in Guer and comprises three military educational facilities:

  • École Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr, France's foremost military academy dedicated to the training of Army officers through direct recruitment
  • École militaire interarmes (inter-services military school), for non-commissioned officers
  • École Militaire du Corps Technique et Administratif (military school of the technical and administrative corps)


Inhabitants of Guer are called Guerrois.

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