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Carhaix-Plouguer is a commune of the Finistère département, in France. The commune (in French: commune, word appeared in the 12th century, from Medieval Latin communia, meaning a gathering of people sharing a common life, from Latin communis, things held in common) is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. ... Finistère (Penn-ar-Bed in Breton) is a département of France, located in Brittany (Bretagne in French). ... Template:France divisions levels, Junkyard Willie The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to British counties. ...

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Carhaix-Plouguer (Municipality, Finistère, France) (1178 words)
Carhaix is located in the eastern part of the department of Finistère, very close to the departments of Côtes-d'Armor and Morbihan.
In 1956, Carhaix absorbed the neighbouring municipality of Plouguer and the municipality of Carhaix-Plouguer was formed.
Carhaix is located very close to the region where the Breton culture survived the best and was revived by famous artists such as the sisters Maryvonne, Eugénie and Anastasie Goadec, specialized in the kan-ha-disk songs, from Treffrin, and the sonnar (piper) and instrument maker Per Guillou.
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