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Laz, Finistère

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Laz

Laz
The church of Saint-Germain and Saint-Louis, in Laz

Coat of arms
Location of Laz
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Coordinates: 48°08′18″N 3°50′02″W / 48.1383°N 3.8339°W / 48.1383; -3.8339Coordinates: 48°08′18″N 3°50′02″W / 48.1383°N 3.8339°W / 48.1383; -3.8339
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentFinistère
ArrondissementChâteaulin
CantonBriec
IntercommunalityHaute Cornouaille
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Annick Barré
Area
1
34.44 km2 (13.30 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
680
 • Density20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
29122 /29520
Elevation31–295 m (102–968 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Laz is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France.

Geography

The commune is situated at the heart of a hilly and forest-covered region called the Montagnes Noires (black mountains) which extends for approximately 30 kilometres between the communes of Gourin to the east and Gouezec in the west.

The population of the commune is quite scattered, forming small settlements that could be considered as hamlets. Laz offers exceptional scenic outlooks over the valley of the Odet to the south and the canalized Aulne river and its serene locks to the north.

Economy

Agricultural development was held back by the French revolution and the subsequent royalist revolt, combined with poor soil conditions. The commune started to grow in the middle of the 19th century, when the use of fertiliser and other new techniques allowed the land to be brought into full agricultural use.

Population

Inhabitants of Laz are called in French Laziens.

Historical population of Laz, Finistère
Year1793180018061821183118361841184618511856
Population1280138311331291135814291404155514331242
Year1861186618721876188118861891189619011906
Population1251125012011209123812451203131313891412
Year1911192119261931193619461954196219681975
Population14641383138413701290121111151025996863
Year1982199019992008
Population786706694843

See also

References

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


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