Langonnet

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Langonnet

Langoned
The Church of Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul, in Langonnet
Coat of arms of Langonnet
Coat of arms
Location of Langonnet
Langonnet is located in France
Langonnet
Langonnet
Langonnet is located in Brittany
Langonnet
Langonnet
Coordinates: 48°06′23″N 3°29′32″W / 48.1064°N 3.4922°W / 48.1064; -3.4922Coordinates: 48°06′23″N 3°29′32″W / 48.1064°N 3.4922°W / 48.1064; -3.4922
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentMorbihan
ArrondissementPontivy
CantonGourin
IntercommunalityPays du Roi Morvan
Government
 • Mayor (2008—2014) Christian Derrien
Area
1
85.40 km2 (32.97 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,867
 • Density22/km2 (57/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
56100 /56630
Elevation104–292 m (341–958 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Geography[edit]

Langonnet is in north-west part of Cornouaille, in Lower Brittany. It's one of the few Cornouaille parishes that are now in the Morbihan department. Thus the main language was the Breton language until the advent of intensive farming after the second world war at which point the people switched to the French language.

The parish holds two main human settlements:

  • the actual town of Langonnet in the south
  • the town of La Trinité-Langonnet in north-east

In the south-east there's the Notre-Dame de Langonnet abbey.

The highest point of the parish the calotte Saint Joseph, a round hill whose top is at 292 meters. It offers a nice view over the surrounding area (most of the parish is at 190 meter level).

Etymology[edit]

Its Breton name is written Langoned in modern breton but it has been written differently along the years (because of different tentatives to transcribe the Breton phonetic system with the Latin alphabet):

  • XIe siècle : (Lan)Chunuett
  • 1152 : Langenoit
  • 1161 : Langonio
  • 1168 : Lanngonio
  • 1301 : Lenguenet
  • 1368 : Langonec
  • 1368 : Langonio
  • 1373 : Languenec
  • 1516 : Langonet
  • 1516 : Langonio
  • 1536 : Langonnet
  • 1574 : Langonec
  • 1630 : Langouet
  • Today: Langoned

The Langoned name is said to come from Lann-Conet, the monastery (See lan in Breton, llan in welsh language) of Conet[2] (or Conoit, Konoed, Kon(n)ed, Konoid = Cynwyd, Kynwyd or Kynyd in welsh), a Welsh saint that came in Brittany.

Demographics[edit]

Inhabitants of Langonnet are called in French Langonnetais, in Breton Langonediz.

Breton language[edit]

The municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on 27 January 2005.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Orme, Nicholas (2000). OUP Oxford (ed.). The Saints of Cornwall. Oxford. p. 93. ISBN 0-19-820765-4.

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