Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys

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Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys

Lokentaz
Saint Gildas church
Saint Gildas church
Coat of arms of Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys
Coat of arms
Location of Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys
Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys is located in France
Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys
Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys
Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys is located in Brittany
Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys
Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys
Coordinates: 47°30′03″N 2°50′12″W / 47.5008°N 2.8367°W / 47.5008; -2.8367Coordinates: 47°30′03″N 2°50′12″W / 47.5008°N 2.8367°W / 47.5008; -2.8367
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentMorbihan
ArrondissementVannes
CantonSéné
IntercommunalityGolfe du Morbihan - Vannes Agglomération
Government
 • Mayor (2008—2014) Dominique Vanard
Area
1
15.28 km2 (5.90 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,660
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
56214 /56730
Elevation0–42 m (0–138 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys (Breton: Lokentaz) is a commune in the Morbihan department of Brittany in north-western France.

Its French name refers to Saint Gildas, who founded the abbey of Saint-Gildas-de-Ruys on the Rhuys Peninsula in the 6th century. From 920 to 1008, the Norman raids forced the monks to bring the relics of the saint to the abbey of Saint-Gildas of Châteauroux that they founded under the protection of the prince Ebbes of Déols.

Demographics[edit]

Inhabitants of Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys are called in French Gildasiens.

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  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.