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
Langonnet is located in France
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
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Morbihan
Arrondissement Pontivy
Canton Gourin
Intercommunality Pays du Roi Morvan
Government
 • Mayor (2008—2014) Christian Derrien
Area1 85.40 km2 (32.97 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 1,918
 • Density 22/km2 (58/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 56100 /56630
Elevation 104–292 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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[1] (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. ^ Orme, Nicholas (2000). OUP Oxford, ed. The Saints of Cornwall. Oxford. p. 93. ISBN 0-19-820765-4. 

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