Commune of Ushant
|Elevation||0 m–61 m|
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|Land area¹||15. 58 km²|
|- Density||59. As of January 1, 2008, 64473140 people live in the French Republic. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 8/km² (1999)|
|INSEE/Postal code||29155/ 29242|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0. The INSEE code is a numerical indexing code used by the French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE to identify various entities including communes Postal codes were introduced in France in 1972, when La Poste introduced automated sorting. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. An estuary is a semi-enclosed Coastal body of Water with one or more Rivers or Streams flowing into it and with a free connection to the open|
|2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) only counted once. C D E|
Ushant (Breton: Enez Eusa, French: Ouessant) is an island in the English Channel which marks the north-westernmost point of European France. The Breton language ( Brezhoneg) formerly often called Armoric or Armorican, is a Celtic language spoken by some of the inhabitants of Brittany French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people An island (ˈaɪlənd or isle (/ˈaɪl/ is any piece of land that is completely surrounded by water in two dimensions above high tide and isolated from other significant This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. It belongs to Brittany and is in the traditional region of Bro-Leon. Brittany (Breizh bʁejs Bretagne; Gallo: Bertaèyn) is a former independent Celtic kingdom and Duchy, now incorporated into It is located at Administratively, Ushant is a commune of the Finistère département. The commune is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. Finistère (Penn-ar-Bed is a département of France, located in Brittany ( Breizh in Breton and Bretagne In the context of the political and geographic organization of France and many of its former colonies a department (département depaʁtǝmɑ̃ is an Administrative division It is the only place in Brittany with a separate name in English.
Ushant marks the southern entrance to the western English Channel, the northern entrance being the Isles of Scilly, southwest of Land's End in Cornwall, Great Britain. Land's End ( Cornish name Penn an Wlas) is a headland on the Penwith Peninsula, located near Penzance in Cornwall Cornwall ( Kernow ˈkɛɹnɔʊ is the most southwesterly county of England, on the Peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar See also Kingdom of Great Britain Great Britain (Breatainn Mhòr Prydain Fawr Breten Veur Graet Breetain is the larger of the two main islands Although it is an island in the English Channel, it does not form part of the Channel Islands. The Channel Islands ( Norman: Îles d'la Manche, French: Îles Anglo-Normandes or Îles de la Manche) are a group of Islands
The island is a rocky landmass some 8 km by 3 km with a total area of 15 km².
There is only one significant community on the island, the village of Lambaol/Lampaul. Ushant has a total population of 932 people (1999).
In March 1978, a U.S. oil tanker, Amoco Cadiz, ran aground at Portsall about 19 miles from the island, leading to major pollution of the Breton coast. Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Sequence of events En route from the Persian Gulf to Rotterdam, the Netherlands via a scheduled stop at Lyme Bay, Great Britain the ship encountered Brittany (Breizh bʁejs Bretagne; Gallo: Bertaèyn) is a former independent Celtic kingdom and Duchy, now incorporated into
An old Breton proverb says : Qui voit Ouessant voit son sang, Qui voit Sein voit sa fin.
"The one who sees Ushant sees his blood, The one who sees Sein sees his end. "
This proverb is related to the area around the island, considered one of the most challenging areas to navigate in the world with its many rocks and more than ten knot tide streams.
The island is home to a special breed of dwarf black sheep.
The Kreac'h lighthouse is reputedly the most powerful in the world. Phare du Creach or Kreac'h lighthouse or Créac'h lighthouse is a Lighthouse in Ushant, France.
Ushant is also the title of the autobiography of the American poet and novelist Conrad Aiken, published in 1952. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Conrad Potter Aiken (August 5 1889 &ndash August 17 1973 was a Pulitzer Prize -winning American novelist and poet born in Savannah Georgia, whose work includes Year 1952 ( MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Ushant is also a character briefly appearing in Herman Melville's White-Jacket. Herman Melville (August 1 1819 &ndash September 28 1891 was an American novelist Short story writer Essayist and poet White-Jacket or The World in a Man-of-War, usually referred to as White-Jacket, is an 1850 Novel by Herman Melville first published in England Ushant is highly admired for his beard. See chapter 84 of the book for further information.