Rohan, Morbihan

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The Chapel of Our Lady of Good Encounter, with the Nantes-Brest canal in the foreground
Coat of arms of Rohan
Coat of arms
Rohan is located in France
Coordinates: 48°04′09″N 2°45′06″W / 48.0692°N 2.7517°W / 48.0692; -2.7517Coordinates: 48°04′09″N 2°45′06″W / 48.0692°N 2.7517°W / 48.0692; -2.7517
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Morbihan
Arrondissement Pontivy
Canton Rohan
Intercommunality Pontivy
 • Mayor (2008—2014) Bernard Nizan
Area1 23.43 km2 (9.05 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 1,521
 • Density 65/km2 (170/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 56198 / 56580
Elevation 60–150 m (200–490 ft)
(avg. 110 m or 360 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.

Rohan (Breton: Roc’han) is a commune in the Morbihan department in Brittany in north-western France.

It is the home to the House of Rohan, members of which included viscounts, dukes and princes and has had a prominent role in French history. The commune's coat of arms is identical to that of the family.


Rohan is situated on the banks of the river Oust and the Canal from Nantes to Brest (which merge for a part of their journey), upstream of Josselin and at the edge of a plateau.


Inhabitants of Rohan are called Rohannais.

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