Le Faouët, Morbihan
|Intercommunality||Pays du Roi Morvan|
|• Mayor (2008—2014)||André Le Corre|
|Area1||34.03 km2 (13.14 sq mi)|
|• Density||82/km2 (210/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||56057 /56320|
|Elevation||53–202 m (174–663 ft)
(avg. 152 m or 499 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.
The Breton language name of the commune means Beech forest. The sixteenth century timber market halls are a noted feature of the town and two medieval chapels lies within the boundaries of the commune.
Le Faouët/Ar Faoued lies in the historical region of Cornouaille. Traditionally a Breton-speaking area, the French language became commonly used from the 1950s. The town lies in the valley of the river Ellé.
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The population at recent censuses was:
- 1962: 3,039
- 1968: 3,048
- 1975: 3,149
- 1982: 3,177
- 1990: 2,869
- 1999: 2,806
Inhabitants of Le Faouët are called Faouëtais.
In 2008, 14,24% of the children attended the bilingual schools in primary education.
The sixteenth century halles, or covered market, remain in use and are a rare surviving example of a large timber structure from the period.
The chapel of Saint Barbara is sited on a hilltop overlooking the Ellé. The fifteenth century chapel of Saint Fiacre was recently restored. The polychrome timber interior was highly regarded, and earned its creator, Olivier Le Loergan, a title of nobility. The stained glass is also noteworthy. Parts of the interior have suffered considerable damage from insects.
- Communes of the Morbihan department
- List of the works of the Maître de Lanrivain
- Henri Alphonse Barnoin
- (in French) Ofis ar Brezhoneg: Enseignement bilingue
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- Le Faouët at the IGN[permanent dead link]
- Le Faouët at the INSEE
- French Ministry of Culture list for Le Faouët (in French)
- Map of Le Faouët on Michelin (in English)
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