Locminé

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Locminé
Logunec'h
Commune
The Place de la République in Locminé
The Place de la République in Locminé
Coat of arms of Locminé
Coat of arms
Locminé is located in France
Locminé
Locminé
Location within Brittany region
Locminé is located in Brittany
Locminé
Locminé
Coordinates: 47°53′15″N 2°50′04″W / 47.8875°N 2.8344°W / 47.8875; -2.8344Coordinates: 47°53′15″N 2°50′04″W / 47.8875°N 2.8344°W / 47.8875; -2.8344
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Morbihan
Arrondissement Pontivy
Canton Grand-Champ
Intercommunality Centre Morbihan Communauté
Government
 • Mayor (2014—2020) Grégoire Super
Area1 4.86 km2 (1.88 sq mi)
Population (2015)2 4,159
 • Density 860/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 56117 /56500
Elevation 69–153 m (226–502 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.

Locminé (Breton: Logunec'h) is a commune in the Morbihan department of the region of Brittany in north-western France.

Toponymy[edit]

The name Locminé comes from the Breton Loc'h menec'h, itself from the Latin Locus monachorum – (sacred) place of the monks – after the monastery established here in 1008. Use of the term loc'h to denote the many small monasteries founded in Brittany between the eleventh and fourteenth centuries was commonplace, and this is the origin of the majority of parish names beginning in Loc-.

Breton language[edit]

As of September 2013, 156 children (i.e. 18.5% of all those enrolled) were being educated in the bilingual streams of Locminé's state and Catholic primary schools.[1]

Twin towns[edit]

Locminé is twinned with:

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