The beach at Guidel, and the Laïta
|Intercommunality||Pays de Lorient|
|• Mayor (2008—2014)||François Aubertin|
|Area1||52.29 km2 (20.19 sq mi)|
|• Density||180/km2 (450/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||56078 / 56520|
|Elevation||0–70 m (0–230 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.
Inhabitants of Guidel are called in French Guidélois.
The communal cemetery, containing 108 tombs from the World War II, has been listed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Most of the casualties were belonging to the Royal Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force and Royal New Zealand Air Force.
The municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on March the 27th of 2007.
In 2008, there was 6,44% of the children attended the bilingual schools in primary education.
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