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An Oriant
Aerial view o the harbour o Lorient
Aerial view o the harbour o Lorient
Coat o airms o Lorient
Coat o airms
Lorient is locatit in Fraunce
Location within Brittany region
Lorient is locatit in Brittany
Coordinates: 47°45′N 3°22′W / 47.75°N 3.36°W / 47.75; -3.36Coordinates: 47°45′N 3°22′W / 47.75°N 3.36°W / 47.75; -3.36
Kintra Fraunce
Region Brittany
Depairtment Morbihan
Arrondissement Lorient
Intercommunality Pays de Lorient
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Norbert Métairie
Area1 17.48 km2 (6.75 sq mi)
Population (2007)2 58,135
 • Density 3,300/km2 (8,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 56121 /56100
Elevation 0–46 m (0–151 ft)

1 French Laund Register data, that excludes lochs, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) an river estuaries.

2 Population withoot dooble coontin: residents o multiple communes (e.g., students an militar personnel) anerly coontit ance.

Lorient (French pronunciation: ​[lɔ.ʁjɑ̃]; Breton: An Oriant) is a commune an a seaport in the Morbihan depairtment in Brittany in north-wastren Fraunce.

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Twin touns — Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

L'Orient is twinned wi:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Galway City Council - Town Twinnings
  2. "British towns twinned with French towns". Archant Community Media Ltd. Retrieved 2013-07-11.