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The beach at Guidel, and the Laïta
The beach at Guidel, and the Laïta
Coat of arms of Guidel
Coat of arms
Guidel is located in France
Coordinates: 47°47′29″N 3°29′14″W / 47.7914°N 3.4872°W / 47.7914; -3.4872Coordinates: 47°47′29″N 3°29′14″W / 47.7914°N 3.4872°W / 47.7914; -3.4872
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Morbihan
Arrondissement Lorient
Canton Pont-Scorff
Intercommunality Pays de Lorient
 • Mayor (2008—2014) François Aubertin
Area1 52.29 km2 (20.19 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 9,156
 • 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.

Guidel (Breton: Gwidel) is a commune in the Morbihan department of Brittany in north-western France.


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.[1] 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.

Breton language[edit]

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.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (English) CWGG: Guidel communal cemetery
  2. ^ (French) Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue

External links[edit]