Rohan, Morbihan

Rohan (French pronunciation: ​[ʁɔɑ̃]; Breton: Roc’han) is a commune in the Morbihan department in Brittany in north-western France.[3] Inhabitants of Rohan are called Rohannais.

Rohan
Roc’han
The Chapel of Our Lady of Good Encounter, with the Nantes-Brest canal in the foreground
Coat of arms of Rohan
Location of Rohan
Rohan is located in France
Rohan
Rohan
Rohan is located in Brittany
Rohan
Rohan
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
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentMorbihan
ArrondissementPontivy
CantonGrand-Champ
IntercommunalityPontivy
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Jean-Paul Le Crom[1]
Area
1
23.43 km2 (9.05 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
1,636
 • Density70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
56198 /56580
Elevation60–150 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.

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.

GeographyEdit

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.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Maires du Morbihan" (PDF). Préfecture du Morbihan. 7 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ INSEE commune file

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