The harbour in Houat
|• Mayor (2008—2014)||Joseph Le Gurun|
|Area1||2.91 km2 (1.12 sq mi)|
|• Density||120/km2 (300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||56086 /56170|
|Elevation||0–42 m (0–138 ft)
(avg. 27 m or 89 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.
Houat (Enez Houad in Breton) is a French island off the south coast of Brittany in the department of Morbihan. It is located, along with two other major islands, in the entrance to the Baie de Quiberon. Its "twin sister" island is Hoëdic.
Administratively, Île-d'Houat is a commune of the Morbihan department.
Inhabitants of Île-d'Houat are called Houatais.
Houat is the setting for Iain Pears' 2005 novel The Portrait.
- Communes of the Morbihan department
- HMS Macbeth (1906), a minesweeper that was sold into civil service post-World War I and was lost in 1930 near Île-d'Houat.
- Macbeth 1906 HMS - Auxiliary Minesweeper - ClydeMaritime Forums - www.clydemaritime.co.uk
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- (in French) Getting there
- (in French) French Ministry of Culture list for Île-d'Houat
- (in English) Map of Île-d'Houat on Michelin
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