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Port of Le Conquet with bridge
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|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Xavier Jean|
|8.45 km2 (3.26 sq mi)|
|• Density||320/km2 (830/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||0–51 m (0–167 ft)|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Le Conquet (Konk-Leon in Breton) is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. This is the most westward town of mainland France. Only three insular towns—Ouessant, Île-Molène and Ile de Sein—are more westward. The town is mentioned in the Asterix series book, Asterix and the Chieftain's Daughter as Gesocribatum.
The port of Le Conquet is served by the company Penn-ar-Bed providing links with Ouessant and the archipelago of Molène throughout the year. During April to September, the company Finist'mer also provides fast links between the port of Le Conquet and Lanildut, and the archipelago of Molene and Ouessant .
As he fled from Wales in exile, Henry Tudor landed in Le Conquet rather than France due to a storm that blew his ship off course.
Inhabitants of Le Conquet are called in French Conquetois.
The tomb of Jean-François Le Gonidec
Chapel dedicated to Michel Le Nobletz
As an important crab fishery port, Le Conquet also became an ideal place for catching uncommon species. The fishing port is managed since 2007 by Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Brest. In recent years, alongside traditional crab fishing ships, the fleet has diversified its activities with other ships, which use fishing nets bringing back monkfish, skate, brill, turbot, lobster and the fresh daily catches. However, the crab still remains the symbol of the harbour.
The rescue station was inaugurated on March 10, 1867. Nowadays, the rescue station uses the first class life boat of SNSM. She mesures 14 meters in length. She is modern, unsinkable and self-righting. The SNS 151 La Louve is always anchored in the harbour with two inflatable boats. One of the latter, named ville du conquet is city property and is used for the coastal watch during the summer season.
- Le Conquet has a dive center named Club Subaquatique.
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