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
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 Locminé
Intercommunality Pays de Locminé
Government
 • Mayor (2014—2020) Grégoire Super
Area1 4.86 km2 (1.88 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 4,147
 • Density 850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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 Latin locus monachrum, "the sanctuary of the monks." After the creation of the monastery of Locminé in 1008, the practice is widespread in Brittany to call loc small monasteries which multiplied between the eleventh and fourteenth centuries. This is the origin of many parishes whose name starts with Loc-.

Breton language[edit]

In 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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