Plouharnel

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Plouharnel
Plouharnel
The Chapel of Our Lady of Flowers, in Plouharnel
Plouharnel is located in France
Plouharnel
Plouharnel
Coordinates: 47°35′56″N 3°06′41″W / 47.5989°N 3.1114°W / 47.5989; -3.1114Coordinates: 47°35′56″N 3°06′41″W / 47.5989°N 3.1114°W / 47.5989; -3.1114
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Morbihan
Arrondissement Lorient
Canton Quiberon
Intercommunality Côte des Mégalithes
Government
 • Mayor (2008—2014) Gérard Pierre
Area1 18.32 km2 (7.07 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 1,700
 • Density 93/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 56168 / 56340
Elevation 0–33 m (0–108 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.

Plouharnel (Breton: Plouharnel) is a commune in the Morbihan department of Brittany in north-western France.

Demographics[edit]

Inhabitants of Plouharnel are called in French Plouharnelais.

Monuments[edit]

The Vieux Moulin stones.
Photograph by Zacharie Le Rouzic (1864-1939)

The commune contains a number of megalithic monuments including those at Le Vieux-Moulin, comprising six stones weighing up to ten tons.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aubrey Burl, From Carnac to Callanish: The Prehistoric Stone Rows and Avenues of Britain, Ireland, and Brittany, Yale University Press, 1993 , p.1

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