Saint-Marcel, Morbihan

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Saint-Marcel
Sant-Marc'hell
Commune
The town hall in Saint-Marcel
The town hall in Saint-Marcel
Saint-Marcel is located in France
Saint-Marcel
Saint-Marcel
Coordinates: 47°48′18″N 2°25′03″W / 47.805°N 2.4175°W / 47.805; -2.4175Coordinates: 47°48′18″N 2°25′03″W / 47.805°N 2.4175°W / 47.805; -2.4175
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Morbihan
Arrondissement Vannes
Canton Moréac
Intercommunality Val d'Oust et de Lanvaux
Government
 • Mayor (2008—2014) Henri Briand
Area1 12.81 km2 (4.95 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 854
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 56228 /56140
Elevation 12–112 m (39–367 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.

Saint-Marcel (Breton: Sant-Marc'hell) is a commune in the Morbihan department of Brittany in north-western France.

Saint-Marcel houses the Museum of the Breton Resistance which commemorates the uprising of the Maquis of Saint-Marcel (3,000 fighters) and 200 Free French SAS parachutists in 18 June 1944, which the French force under command of Colonel Morice (Paul Chenailler), Free French Pierre Bourgoin and André Hue came under German attack.

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