Guidel

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Guidel
Gwidel
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
Guidel
Guidel
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
Government
 • Mayor (2008—2014) François Aubertin
Area1 52.29 km2 (20.19 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 9,156
 • Density 180/km2 (450/sq mi)
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.

Demographics[edit]

Inhabitants of Guidel are called in French Guidélois.

Cemetery[edit]

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]

References[edit]

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

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