A general view of Molène
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Daniel Masson|
|Area1||0.75 km2 (0.29 sq mi)|
|• Density||290/km2 (740/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||29084 /29259|
|Elevation||0–26 m (0–85 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.
Molène (Breton: Molenez) is an island off the west coast of Brittany and one of the Ponant Islands, the largest of an archipelago of some twenty islands. Administratively, it is part of a commune of the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France, the commune of Île-Molène, which also comprises several neighbouring islets.
The island is small, less than 1 by 0.9 km (0.56 mi), and has an area of 75 hectares. The community and only port are located to the east of the island, opposite a small island called the Lédénes of Molène that becomes connected at low tide.
Inhabitants of Île-Molène are called in French Molénais. The population has declined in recent decades, but Molène remains inhabited, with a population of 169 (2013 census).
A local delicacy is Molène sausage, which has the distinction of being smoked with seaweed.
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- Official website (in French)
- French Ministry of Culture list for Île-Molène (in French)
- Pictures of Molène island
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