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The ship graveyard on the Blavet river
Coat of arms of Lanester
Coat of arms
Lanester is located in France
Coordinates: 47°45′53″N 3°20′32″W / 47.7647°N 3.3422°W / 47.7647; -3.3422Coordinates: 47°45′53″N 3°20′32″W / 47.7647°N 3.3422°W / 47.7647; -3.3422
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Morbihan
Arrondissement Lorient
Canton Lanester
Intercommunality Pays de Lorient
 • Mayor (2008—2014) Thérèse Thiery
Area1 18.37 km2 (7.09 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 21,897
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 56098 /56600
Elevation 0–51 m (0–167 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.

Lanester (Breton: Lannarstêr) is a commune in the Morbihan department in Brittany, in north-western France.

It is the largest suburb of the city of Lorient, across the river Scorff to the east.


Inhabitants of Lanester are called Lanestériens.

Breton language[edit]

The municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on July the 13th of 2006.

In 2008, there was 5,67% of the children attended the bilingual schools in primary education.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (French) Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue

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