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Coat of arms of Lorient
Coat of arms
Lorient is located in France
Coordinates: 47°27′N 3°13′W / 47.45°N 3.22°W / 47.45; -3.22Coordinates: 47°27′N 3°13′W / 47.45°N 3.22°W / 47.45; -3.22
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Morbihan
Area1 17.48 km2 (6.75 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 57,706
 • Density 3,301.3/km2 (8,550.2/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 56121 /56100
Elevation 0–46 m (0–151 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Lorient is a commune and seaport in the Morbihan department in Brittany.

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Lorient is twinned with: