Sainte-Hélène, Morbihan

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The town hall in Sainte-Hélène
The town hall in Sainte-Hélène
Coat of arms of Sainte-Hélène
Coat of arms
Sainte-Hélène is located in France
Coordinates: 47°43′15″N 3°12′12″W / 47.7208°N 3.2033°W / 47.7208; -3.2033Coordinates: 47°43′15″N 3°12′12″W / 47.7208°N 3.2033°W / 47.7208; -3.2033
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Morbihan
Arrondissement Lorient
Canton Port-Louis
Intercommunality Blavet Bellevue Océan
 • Mayor (2008—2014) Emmanuel Giquel
Area1 8.08 km2 (3.12 sq mi)
Population (2007)2 1,105
 • Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 56220 /56700
Elevation 0–20 m (0–66 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.

Sainte-Hélène (Breton: Santez-Elen) is a commune in the Morbihan department of Brittany in north-western France.


Inhabitants of Sainte-Hélène are called in French Hélénois.


As one would expect, it is primarily an agricultural community, but in addition, relies increasingly on the tourist industry, offering a range of 'gîte' accommodation and benefiting from the Étel estuary, an area of great natural beauty.

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